Professor of Logistics, Industrial Plants, Reliability & Maintenance at Bologna University and Reggio Emilia & Modena University. Chairman of the Workshop on Food Supply Chain. Author of more than 70 papers on international journals, conference proceedings, etc. First author of the Book for Springer Maintenace for Industrial Systems, 2010. Editor of the Book for Springer Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain: Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems, 2012.