Paolo Trucco

Core Faculty | Full Professor

Short Profile outline

Director of the PhD program

Paolo Trucco is Full Professor of Industrial Risk Management and Director of the PhD Programme in Management Engineering. He is technical advisor of DG Home Affairs (EC) on Critical Infrastructure Protection Actions, he is also advisor of the Lombardy Region Government in the Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Healthcare Risk Management committees. He is member of ESRA (the European Safety and Reliability Association), and founder member of CIRINT.NET (the Critical Infrastructure Resilience International Network) and of the Italian Chapter of TIEMS (The International Emergency Management Society).


PHD: Quality Engineering, Università degli Studi di Firenze.

Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Impianti industriali e organizzazione d'impresa (parte impianti)

Impianti industriali e sicurezza

Impianti industriali e sicurezza

Impianti industriali e sicurezza

Impianti industriali e sicurezza

Industrial risk management

Technology risk governance module 1

Industrial risk management

Industrial risk management

Industrial risk management

Industrial risk management

Industrial operations and risk management a

Research challenges in production & service operations management

Enterprise and operations risk management



Specializing masters


Paolo’s primary research fields are Risk Management and Resilience of complex socio-technical systems with applications in the energy, transportation, other Critical Infrastructure systems and Healthcare (mainly focusing on criteria and models for strategic and tactical decisions). Supply Chain Risk Management and Resilience in the context of Climate Change and Circular Economy (with a particular emphasis on modelling and quantitative analysis); Digital-driven innovation in Capital Projects Supply Chains/Networks (mainly EPC and ETO operations); Integration of OHS Performance Management in World Class Manufacturing approaches. He is author of more than 270 scientific publications.

Relevant Publications

Strozzi F.;Garagiol E. Trucco Paolo, "Analysing the attractiveness, availability and accessibility of healthcare providers via social network analysis (SNA)", Decision Support Systems, 120, 25 - 37

Fernández Campos P.; Trucco Paolo; Huaccho Huatuco L., "Managing structural and dynamic complexity in supply chains: insights from four case studies", Production Planning and Control, 30, 611 - 623

Polenghi A.; Roda Irene; Macchi Marco; Trucco Paolo, "Risk Sources Affecting the Asset Management Decision-Making Process in Manufacturing: A Systematic Review of the Literature", IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 566, 274 - 282

Trucco P.;Petrenj B.;Di Mauro C., "Resilience capacities assessment for critical infrastructures disruption: READ pilot applications (part 2)", Int. J. Critical Infrastructures, 14, 221 - 247

Kozine I.;Petrenj B.;Trucco P., "Resilience capacities assessment for critical infrastructures disruption: the READ framework (part 1)", Int. J. Critical Infrastructures, 14, 199 - 220

Onofrio R.;Trucco P., "Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) in surgery: Identification and assessment of Influencing Factors", Safety Science, 110, 110 - 123

Lapko Y.;Trucco P., "Influence of power regimes on identification and mitigation of material criticality: The case of platinum group metals in the automotive sector", Resources Policy, 59, 360 - 370

Micheli G.J.L.;Trucco P.;Sabri Y.;Mancini M., "Modularisation as a system life cycle management strategy: drivers, barriers, mechanisms and impact", International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 11, 1 - 23

Birkie Seyoum E.;Trucco Paolo;Fernandez Campos Pablo, "Effectiveness of resilience capabilities in mitigating disruptions: leveraging on supply chain structural complexity", SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, 22, 506 - 521

Birkie Seyoum E.;Trucco Paolo;Kauilo M., "Sustaining performance under operational turbulence: The role of Lean in engineer-to-order operations", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEAN SIX SIGMA (PRINT), 8, 457 - 481

Trucco Paolo;Lapko Yulia;Nuur Cali, "The business perspective on materials criticality: evidence from manufacturers", RESOURCES POLICY, 50, 93 - 107

Trucco Paolo;Sarker Sudipa;Engwall Mats;Feldmann A., "Internal Visibility of External Supplier Risks and the Dynamics of Risk Management Silos", IEEE ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT REVIEW., 63, 451 - 461

Eshetu Birkie Seyoum;Trucco Paolo, "Understanding dynamism and complexity factors in engineer-to-order and their influence on lean implementation strategy", PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, 27, 345 - 359

Trucco Paolo;De Ambroggi Massimiliano;Leva Maria C., "Topological risk mapping of runway overruns: A probabilistic approach", RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY, 142, 433 - 443

Arena Marika;Azzone Giovanni;Cagno Enrico;Ferretti G.;Prunotto E.;Silvestri A.;Trucco Paolo, "Integrated Risk Management through dynamic capabilities within project-based organizations: the Company Dynamic Response Map", RISK MANAGEMENT, 15, 50 - 77

Petrenj Boris;Lettieri Emanuele;Trucco Paolo, "Information sharing and collaboration for critical infrastructure resilience - A comprehensive review on barriers and emerging capabilities", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES, 9, 304 - 329

Service to the community

  • Director - PhD Programme in Management Engineering, 01/12/2014 - to date
  • Vice Director - PhD Programme in Management Engineering, 01/12/2009 - 30/11/2014
  • Vice Director - EDIM (European Doctorate in Industrial Management, 01/05/2011 - to date
  • Member of the Executive board (Giunta) , 01/01/2013 - to date
  • Member of the PhD Board - School of Doctoral Studies, 01/12/2014 - to date
  • Member of the editorial Team/Board - Direccion Y Organizacion - Revista de Ingenieria de Organizacion, CEPADE. ISSN 1132-175X (Scopus).
  • Reviewer for Reliability Engineering and System Safety. Elsevier (Scopus, WoS). Outstanding Reviewer Status

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