This research activity includes the study of technical, economic and organizational aspects related to the design and feasibility study of production and service systems. The main research items related to this topic are: feasibility study and business plan; location choices of production systems; layout study; choice of the integration and outsourcing level of the production system; study and assessment of environmental impact (EIA) of industrial plants; risk analysis and plants safety; energy assessment and optimization for industrial plants; forecasting and optimization of technical-economic performance using analytical, computer-based and experimental methods; project management and risk management; plant sizing techniques. Development of innovative and automated operational models and tools for the optimisation of complex systems, such as industrial warehouses with prevailing picking activities and configuration of distribution logistics networks.


  1. Postacchini, L., Ciarapica, F.E., Bevilacqua, M. (2018) Environmental assessment of a landfill leachate treatment plant: Impacts and research for more sustainable chemical alternatives. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 183, 10 May 2018, Pages 1021-1033
  2. Mazzuto, G., Bevilacqua, M. (2018) A decision-making application for project management through timed coloured Petri nets. International Journal of Management and Decision Making. Volume 17, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 447-466
  3. Bevilacqua, M., Ciarapica, F.E., Mazzuto, G., Paciarotti, C. (2015) Efficiency assessment of blanching and deep-freezing systems through data envelopment analysis. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and FoodVolume 8, Issue 4, 1 October 2015, Pages 222-227
  4. Bevilacqua, M., Ciarapica, F.E., De Sanctis, I., Mazzuto, G., Paciarotti, C. (2015) A Changeover Time Reduction through an integration of lean practices: A case study from pharmaceutical sector. Assembly Automation. Volume 35, Issue 1, 2 February 2015, Pages 22-34
  5. Bevilacqua, M., Ciarapica, F.E., Mazzuto, G., Paciarotti, C. (2014) Environmental analysis of a cotton yarn supply Chain. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 82, 1 November 2014, Pages 154-165
  6. M. Bevilacqua, F.E. Ciarapica, A. Crosta, G. Mazzuto, C. Paciarotti (2013) “DESIGNING AN EFFICENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY OF A CLOTHING COMPANY”. International Journal of Engineering Business Management. Special Issue Innovations in fashion Industry. pp. 133-140. ISSN 1847-9790. Intech.
  7. Bevilacqua, M., Ciarapica, F.E., Giacchetta, G. (2009) Critical chain and risk analysis applied to high-risk industry maintenance: A case study. International Journal of Project Management. Volume 27, Issue 4, May 2009, Pages 419-432
  8. Bevilacqua, M., D’Amore, A., Polonara, F. (2004) A multi-criteria decision approach to choosing the optimal blanching-freezing system. Journal of Food Engineering. Volume 63, Issue 3, August 2004, Pages 253-263
  9. Bevilacqua, M., Braglia, M. (2002) Environmental efficiency analysis for ENI oil refineries. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2002, Pages 85-92
  10. F. E. Ciarapica, G. Giacchetta, C. Paciarotti, (2008) “FACILITY MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR; ANALYSIS OF THE ITALIAN SITUATION”. Production Planning & Control, Volume 19 Issue 4, (2008) 327-341.
Research Manager
  • Prof. Giancarlo Giacchetta, Email:
  • Prof. Filippo Emanuele Ciarapica, Email:
  • Dott.ssa Claudia Paciarotti, Email:
  • Dott. Giovanni Mazzuto, Email:
  • Dott. Leonardo Postacchini, Email:
  • Dott. Giulio Marcucci , Email:
  • Dott.ssa Sara Antomarioni , Email:
  • Dott. Claudio Sdogati , Email:
  • Dott.ssa Laura Laurantoni , Email: