Supply Chain Management in the real world” – Lisa M. Ellram (Miami University, USA)
Lisa M. Ellram, Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA, is the Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University in Oxford, OH. Her primary areas of research interest include sustainability, buyer supplier relationships, services purchasing and supply chain management, offshoring and outsourcing, and supply chain cost management. She has published in numerous top journals spanning a variety of disciplines and has presented her work in more than 25 countries.
Lisa is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards. She aims to provide managerial contributions along with scholarly research findings in her work. She was the Co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Supply Chain Management for nine years, through 2016. She is currently Senior Associate Editor at the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. She has co-authored six textbooks, the most recent being “Logistics Management: Enhancing Competitiveness and Customer Value,” published by

Managing Global Operations in the Ship industry: The Fincantieri case” – Claudio Cisilino (Fincantieri, Italy)
Claudio Cisilino, graduated with honors in Managerial Engineering from University of Udine in 2002. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Newbuilding Italy of the Merchant Vessels Business Unit of Fincantieri and non-executive director of VARD Holdings LTD, a Fincantieri controlled subsidiary listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
During his experience with The Boston Consulting Group, he has developed a significant expertise in the definition of growth, diversification and rationalization strategies for leading European Industrial groups, and he has also gained a considerable experience as consultant for International private equity funds. In Fincantieri he has held different important positions including Head of Financial Controlling and Vice Present of Financial Planning and Control with the responsibility of budgeting and multi-year financial planning activities, cost controlling and capital expenditure evaluation.