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Enterprise Systems Engineering

At CESE, we use the knowledge generated in research to provide high value-added niche services to industrial enterprises in areas such as Manufacturing Systems Design, Manufacturing Systems Planning and Management, Collaborative Platforms, Supply Chain Strategy, Manufacturing Intelligence or Construction Information Management.

Our mission is to advance the scientific knowledge in enterprise systems engineering, fostering high impact management and ICT systems, and generating innovative services for industrial organisations.

We want to be recognised as a leading research centre in enterprise systems engineering and as a first choice in helping industrial organisations to achieve sustainable, high-performance levels.

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Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC participates in project that encourage SMEs to adopt AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the European Commission's priorities to increase industrial production. Therefore, it has been promoting the creation of regional digital innovation hubs (DIH) to support European SMEs in their digital transformation.

19th November 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industry 4.0: INESC TEC project nominated for the EIT Awards

The Zero Defects 4.0 project - which will allow, through advanced predictive analysis systems, to anticipate defects in the production of wood-based panels, reducing the waste of raw materials and the energy consumption associated with the processes -, is nominated for the EIT Awards (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) 2020, in the Innovators category, which recognizes the development of products and services with a significant impact for a sustainable future.

11th November 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC researcher receives Mário Quartin Science Award 2020

Ricardo Zimmermann, researcher at INESC TEC's Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE), was one of the winners of the 11th edition of the Mário Quartin Science Award 2020, in the category of Economic and Business Sciences. This annual award acknowledges the best PhD theses carried out in Portugal and Latin America.

26th October 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC will create a 3D digital design tool

The creation of a digital 3D factory twin is one of the goals of the European project “Better Factory”, with INESC TEC as one of the partners.

20th October 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC researcher acknowledged for his work on supply chain management

Emerald Publishing and EMFD Global acknowledged the work developed by Ricardo Zimmermann, a researcher at the Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE), in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management category. 

09th October 2020

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Featured Projects

SOMESi40

SOCORI MES i4.0

2020-2021

BSLINESIM

Simulation and optimization of a robotic welding and painting line for accessories for earthmoving and cargo handling machines

2020-2020

ACCMES40V

Amorim Cork Composites & Indústria 4.0 V

2020-2021

AI_REGIO

Regions and DIHs alliance for AI-driven digital transformation of European Manufacturing SMEs

2020-2023

BetterFactory

Grow your manufacturing business’ — ‘Better Factory'

2020-2024

GREAT

High Precision Bending and Cutting machines for Metal Industry 4.0

2020-2021

iiLab

Ampliação da Infraestrutura Tecnológica do INESC TEC para a Transformação Digital da Indústria

2020-2022

EIT_MAT40_BULH

Avaliação da maturidade e definição de um roadmap tecnológico no contexto da indústria 4.0 BULHOSA

2020-2020

DTatQUALITY

Digital Transformation at JA

2020-2020

DTatENERTERMO

Digital Transformation at EN

2020-2020

TRF4p0

TRANSFORMER4.0: DIGITAL REVOLUTION OF POWER TRANSFORMERS

2020-2023

COVID19_3D

Assisting the prevention and control of COVID-19 with 3D printing solutions

2020-2021

XPlantcode

PLANTCODE restrição - Extensão de funcionalidade

2020-2020

ACC_APA_Shelf

Estudo e desenho do Layout da zona de estantes

2020-2020

ZeroDefects40

Advanced decision making for zero defects manufacturing

2020-2020

EIT_M_RIS_Hubs

EIT Manufacturing RIS Hubs

2020-2020

DigTrafoRIS

Digital Transformation in RIS

2020-2020

M_NEST_RIS

Creating cross-European networks of Partners with complementary competences in targeted AVM technologies

2020-2020

M_NEST_I

Network for Empowering People in Added-Value Manufacturing Systems and Technologies

2020-2020

SIFOREST

Elaboração de Estudo de identificação das capacidades e competências dos agentes setoriais regionais para a implementação de sistemas de informação partilhados no âmbito da gestão organizacional e gestão florestal

2019-2020

ConnectedFactories2

Global-leading smart manufacturing through digital platforms, cross-cutting features and skilled workforce

2019-2022

PSETSE

Reorganization of the Production System at ENERGIE Thermodynamic Solar Energy

2019-2020

CrossLOG

AUTOMATIC MIXED-PALLETIZING FOR CROSS-DOCKING LOGISTICS CENTERS

2019-2022

STEEL40

STEEL40 - Proposta de Prestação de Serviços Consultoria Especializada em Tecnologia Industrial

2019-2019

T4CDTKC

Training 4 Cotec, Digital Transformation Knowledge Challenge - Elaboração de Programa de Formação “CONHECER E COMPREENDER O DESAFIO DAS TECNOLOGIAS DE TRANSFORMAÇÃO DIGITAL”

2019-2020

NantongSIM

SIMULATION OF THE GREENFIELD NANTONG COMPONENTS FACTORY

2019-2019

NDTECH

NDtech 4.0 - Smart and Connected - Estudo e Caderno de Encargos

2019-2019

AR40II

Rollout AF1, AF3

2019-2019

AIsales

Amorim Distribuição e Sales I4.0

2019-2019

DesafioEM2022

Desafio EM 2022

2019-2020

AI_PLN_F2

Evolução da ferramenta de planeamento da produção e integração com ERP – SAP, Fase 2, Implementação

2019-2020

PortoAmbiente

ESTUDO SOBRE A RECOLHA SELETIVA DE RESÍDUOS URBANOS COMERCIAIS

2019-2020

AI-PLN-F1

Evolução da ferramenta de planeamento da produção e integração com ERP – SAP

2019-2020

ACCLAMIN

ACC Laminadoras

2019-2019

I4IPTE

Consultoria especializada para caracterização do modelo operatório da empresa e melhoria operacional

2019-2019

ARi4.0

Serviços de consultoria na implementação MÊS industria 4.0

2019-2019

i4BDLE

Proposta de prestação de serviços de consultoria à Brasão de la Espada

2019-2019

ETMA4.0

Serviços de consultoria especializada em organização industrial

2018-2019

DCTL-Injection-PT

Shoe Injection Machine Planning Tool

2018-2019

StoSS

Sectorization to simplify and solve

2018-2021

PFF_SIM18

Simulation model of the PFF production system

2018-2020

Refinacao4.0

Serviços de consultoria especializada para desenvolvimento e operacionalização de provas de conceito

2018-2019

NMP-REG

Aquisição de serviços para desenvolvimento de uma agenda regional para a promoção da adoção das nanotecnologias, materiais avançados e processos avançados de produção pela indústria transformadora da região norte

2018-2020

opti-MOVES

Quality management of intermodal public transport services: diagnosis and optimization

2018-2021

GOTECFOR

Tecnologia para a mobilização e aproveitamento de Biomassa Florestal na agroindústria

2018-2020

ACCi40

Domínio da automação dos processos industriais e integração com o sistema MES TrakSYS

2018-2019

OLIVA

Desenho de um novo layout produtivo (com a integração das secções de Laminação, Inspeção, Corte e Costura) e desenho do sistema de logística interna flexível

2018-2018

COATING4.0

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF AN INNOVATIVE REMOTE PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING SOLUTION (4.0)

2018-2019

Tec-FEL

Logistics 4.0: Technologies for flexible and eco-efficient logistics

2018-2021

SimOptBoF

Simulation and Optimization of the Foil Factory Plant

2018-2018

DIVA

Boosting innovative DIgitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment

2018-2021

GLP-i4.0

Refining 4.0 Project - Study

2018-2018

NewShoeFactory

Estudo e conceção de modelo organizacional e operacional de uma nova unidade industrial para produção de calçado

2018-2018

MANU-SQUARE

MANUfacturing ecoSystem of QUAlified Resources Exchange

2018-2021

RTDT

Real Time Dispatch Tool

2018-2018

SmartSL4.0

Comercialização do software Sistema SmartSL

2018-2018

LM_Escalona

Escalona

2018-2021

CFERRA

Serviços de consultoria especializada em organização industrial

2017-2018

MDIGIREC

Context Recommendation in Digital Marketing

2017-2018

Fasten

Flexible and Autonomous Manufacturing Systems for Custom-Designed Products

2017-2021

FAMEST

Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment's and Software Technologies

2017-2021

PRODOMOI

Diagnóstico das oportunidades de melhoria na operação industrial

2017-2018

NEXT-NET

Next generation Technologies for networked Europe

2017-2019

PRODUTECH_SIF

Soluções para a Indústria de Futuro

2017-2021

3SLM

Sistema Inteligente para a Gestão da Iluminação Pública

2017-2019

Chatbot_Intelligence

Chatbot Intelligence: Finding Patterns in Chatbot User Behaviour and Performance

2017-2017

PTECH_SERV_i40

Estudo nichos-oportunidades para a fileira das tecnologias de produção. Desenvolvimento de novos modelos de negócio, produtos e serviços no contexto da industria 4.0

2017-2017

PTECH_VASERV

Estudo de suporte ao desenho e conceção de serviços de valor acrescentado

2017-2017

RPS

RPS-Rico Production System

2017-2017

RIDDIG

Fábrica Digital

2017-2019

MANUFACTUR4.0

Desenvolvimento e implementação de tecnologias inteligentes e inovadoras nos setores industriais naval e metalomecânico

2017-2020

PAINT_APS

Consultoria de apoio à implementação de uma solução de APS

2017-2017

Palcus

Sistema de Controlo de Máquinas Cénicas

2017-2017

SimBoF

SimBoF - Simulation model of the BoF production system

2017-2017

Carpa

Avaliação e definição de layout para unidade industrial

2017-2017

SilosL

Plano de ação para a excelência peracional do sistema logístico

2017-2017

Viladeste

Prolongamento da Linha Amarela até Vila D'este - Alternativas de Intervenção

2017-2017

ScalABLE4.0

Scalable automation for flexible production systems

2017-2020

BIOTECFOR

Bionegócios e Tecnologia para a valorização eficiente dos recursos florestais endógenos no Norte de Portugal e Galiza

2017-2020

SmartRetail

Plataforma para Agentes e Retalhistas

2016-2018

ROGER

Routing Optimization of the Greenfield components factory

2016-2017

PROGROW2

Proposta de prestação de serviços de consultoria e apoio técnico

2016-2017

MESAI

Recomendações no âmbito da implementação de um Sistema MES

2016-2017

DM4Manufacturing

DM4Manufacturing: Aligning Manufacturing Decision Making with Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

2016-2021

Futuring

Futuring European Industry

2016-2018

3GEnergy

3GEnergy - Sistema Integrado de Gestão de Energia e Manutenção

2016-2018

ADIRA_I4.0

Desenvolvimento de soluções tecnológicas e de software Industria 4.0 aplicadas a bens de equipamento.

2016-2020

AdaptPack

Desenvolvimento de sistemas robóticos de paletização adaptativos e modulares de elevada flexibilidade

2016-2019

ATM

Advanced tools management

2016-2018

MAPPLE

Planeamento da produção com otimização energética

2016-2018

BI4UP2

Business Intelligence (BI) Tool

2016-2017

EasyManufacturing

Engineering the new production system

2016-2016

EasyFlow

Collaborative and efficient logistics towards more sustainable forest suplly chain

2016-2019

TimeWriting

Serviços de Investigação e desenvolvimento Plataforma Time Writing

2016-2016

CMLDM

Consultadoria em Machine Learning e Data Mining

2016-2018

PrecisionCork

PRECISIONcork - Medida e Controlo em Linha de Parâmetros Chave de Processo e de Qualidade de Produto

2016-2018

PlantSetup

Simulação e assessoria à operação da nova unidade industrial

2016-2017

FlexLayout

Definição e avaliação de layout para nova unidade industrial

2016-2016

BEinCPPS

Business Experiments in Cyber Physical Production Systems

2015-2018

FASCOM

Fashion Cognizant Manufacturing

2015-2017

ProGrow

Núcleo Desenvolvimento Software Growintel

2015-2016

iMAN

iMAN - Intelligence for advanced Manufacturing systems

2015-2019

SMILES

SMILES - Smart, Mobile, Intelligent and Large scale Sensing and analytics

2015-2019

SmartSL

Design and Development of a managment application of the stitching automatic conveyors of Paredes de Cura section

2015-2016

PRODUTECH_Plan

Comercialização do Software Motor de Escalonamento

2015-2017

MANTIS

Cyber Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance

2015-2018

SGM

Prestação de serviços em matéria de desenvolvimento de produto

2015-2015

WMF2015

World Manufacturing Forum 2015

2015-2016

EU-GREAT

European guide and recommendations for the combined funding of large-scale RDI initiatives

2015-2016

CASMOV2

Investigação e desenvolvimento em SW de automação e de interfaces móveis de monitorização e controlo

2014-2015

BI4UPX

Desenvolvimento de 3 Data Marts e consultoria especializada para desenvolvimento de modelos preditivos de apoio à gestão, no âmbito do projeto BIA - Balcão Integrado de Atendimento

2014-2015

GlassWind

Serviços de desenvolvimento de produto

2014-2015

BM2PIS

Production and Information Systems

2014-2015

SMARTVALV

Conceção e desenvolvimento de uma válvula industrial inteligente

2014-2015

FLOW-SIM-LT

Simulation Model of the furniture production line

2014-2015

Cap@CIDADE

Survey and mapping of activities and informational objects and process modelling

2014-2016

PFF_SIM

Perceber e estruturar o processo de formação WIP e os requisitos de espaço para buffers tendo em conta o aumento de volume

2014-2015

N&N-ESPP

Melhoria de Processos Produtivos

2014-2015

MSAC

Consulting in industrial organization and operations planning

2014-2015

VR2Market

VR2Market: Towards a Mobile Wearable Health Surveillance Product for First Response and other Hazardous Professions

2014-2019

SPI

Production and Information Systems

2014-2015

E2Web

Innovation dynamics in aeronautics and Embraer in Évora: towards a distributed platform for entrepreneurial initiatives, new employment and skills development

2014-2018

SPS

Specialised consulting to improve a manufacturing system

2014-2014

FOCUS

Advances in FOrestry Control and aUtomation Systems in Europe

2014-2016

MOFFS

Make to Order Fast and Smart Scheduler

2014-2015

RCE

Platform to manage information and knowledge for the European collaboration network of players in the textile and clothing sector

2014-2015

GNOSIS

Knowledge Management for the improvement of manufacturing equipment and tools in the stone industry

2014-2015

PLM4all

Low-cost Toolbox to help Manage the Lifecycle of Manufacturing Equipment

2014-2015

BI4UP

Business Intelligence (BI) Tool

2014-2014

BSHM

Automatic identification of pathologies in steel-concrete connectors in Composite Bridges

2013-2014

COOL

Paper cutting optimisation module

2013-2017

LOG-Config

Internal Logistics Configuration System

2013-2014

FLUPLAN

Prestação de serviços de I&D, em matéria de consultoria tecnológica e desenvolvimento de software

2013-2015

STAMINA

Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation

2013-2017

EXPLORE

EXPLORE - Extended exploitation of European Research Project's Knowledge and Results

2013-2015

PMD

Performance measurement and management

2013-2013

ProdExport

Specialised consulting as part of project "Produce better, Export more"

2013-2016

Micro-Fab

ADIRA Micro Fábrica

2013-2015

HFAPS

Specialised consulting to improve a manufacturing system in the electronics sector

2013-2013

Proj-Plan

Multi-criterion scheduling and optimisation for projects in a production environment

2013-2014

SmartManufacturing

Smart Manufacturing and Logistics

2013-2015

APPS4aME

Engineering Apps for advanced Manufacturing Engineering

2012-2015

ESPP

Extended Shoe Production Planning

2012-2013

ESI

Business Process Engineering and Information System

2012-2013

CRITICAL

Desenvolvimento de software visando a integração do software "Motor de Escalonamento" com o software "cmNavigo"

2012-2013

JOP

Production process optimisation

2012-2012

StableCargo

Cargo stability analysis in container transportation: a hybrid optimisation - heuristics framework

2012-2015

FoodSupplyChain

Stimulating innovation in the food supply-chain through smart use of ICT: assisting SME's participate in digital supply chains in the single market

2012-2014

CONNECTOR

Support services for the Auto-Gration Connector

2012-2013

Serow

Sectoring and Routing Optimisation for Waste Management - theory into practice

2012-2015

FoodManufuture

Conceptual Design of a Food Manufacturing Research Infrastructure to boost up innovation in Food Industry

2012-2013

NEWALK

Materials, components and technology for the footwear of the future

2011-2014

ADVENTURE

Adaptive Virtual Enterprise ManufacTURing Environment

2011-2014

HighSpeedShoefactory

Model to manufacture customised footwear

2011-2014

PROsumer.NET

European Consumer Goods Research Initiative - Networking European Technology Platforms addressing Design-based Consumer Goods Industries and Related Research and Technology Fields

2011-2013

Produtech-PSI

New Products and Services for the Manufacturing industry

2011-2014

PRODUTECH_PTI

Innovative processes and technologies for the manufacturing industry

2011-2014

KEP

New models to enhance kidney transplants

2011-2014

CPackBenchFrame

A thorough benchmark framework for computational experiments in Cutting and Packing problems

2011-2013

PowerTextilesXXI

Collective R&D initiatives with the participation of companies within the Textile and Clothing Industries

2011-2014

SIAC-Calcado-TI

Collective Actions for the footwear sector

2011-2012

PadinhoXXI

Products and Services, Process Reorganization and Internationalization

2010-2012

SIIARI

System to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Robotics

2010-2012

Coordinator

High-performance hybrid algorithms to manage short-term power generation

2010-2013

CORENET

Customer Oriented and eco-friendly networks for heathy fashionable goods

2010-2013

P&R-II

Simplification of Information Material Flows

2010-2010

EaGLeNest

Efficient Geometric Library for Nesting Problems

2010-2013

SCIDT

Tool to obtain anthropometric variables with an integrated e-mail platform

2010-2010

NODES

Network engineering systems in uncertainty contexts

2010-2013

Cogninet

Cognitive Semantics in Collaborative Networks

2010-2012

SysMAP

Modular and intelligent production equipments

2010-2013

Lucios

Product, services and process development and engineering and Organization and Management of Information Technologies

2010-2012

Auto-gration

Assisting SMEs to participate in global digital supply chains in the automotive sector

2010-2012

SIBAP

Integrated System to Balance Complex Manufacturing Systems

2009-2011

Shoe-ID

Innovative system to manage the chain of value of the footwear industry

2009-2012

VFF

Holistic, extensible, scalable and standard Virtual Factory Framework

2009-2013

Fadis

Methodology and tool for decision-making on internationalization

2009-2011

Fit4U

Framework of Integrated Technologies for User Centred Products

2009-2012

Net-Challenge

Innovative Networks of SMEs for Complex Products Manufacturing

2009-2012

REMobi

Network of Excellence for Mobility

2009-2011

Minerva

Innovative Maintenance Management Solution for Industrial Companies

2009-2012

Dinamic

Methodology to promote and disseminate innovation activities in European SMEs

2009-2011

H-Know

Advanced Infrastructure for Knowledge Based Services for Building Restoring

2009-2011

eBiz-Tcf

Harmonization of eBusiness processes and data exchanges for SMEs in the textile/clothing and footwear sectors

2009-2009

Enabler-SPRY

Framework for demand forecast in the retail industry

2008-2009

Agilplan

System to speed up network planning in the footwear sector

2008-2010

Crome

Creativity in Optimization with Metaheuristics

2007-2010

PMCOLNET

Multiparadigm approach to manage performance in collaborative networks

2007-2010

IzaroGrey

Maintenance and licensing of the new versions of the "IZARO GREY" software module

2007-2018

AC-DC

Automotive Chassis Development for 5-Days Cars

2006-2010

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Laboratories

Laboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation

Publications

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2020

Industrial business associations improving the internationalisation of SMEs with digital platforms: A design science research approach

Authors
Costa, E; Soares, AL; Sousa, JP;

Publication
International Journal of Information Management

Abstract
This paper aims to contribute to the lack of design knowledge on digital platforms (DPs), by studying the new and specific context of DPs managed by industrial business associations (IBAs) to improve the internationalisation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A specific objective is to elicit detailed digital platform's requirements and features for this particular organisational context. A design science research (DSR) approach is adopted to develop design propositions (the artifact), following the context-intervention-mechanism-outcome logic (CIMO-logic). The design propositions are derived for DPs that can support different types of generative mechanisms of social interaction: information sharing, collaboration, and collective action. The design propositions are obtained by balancing empirical knowledge based on interviews performed with IBAs and SMEs in Portugal and in the UK, with theoretical knowledge from the literature of information systems, DPs and collaborative networks (CNs). The utility of the design propositions is further evaluated by experts and IBAs. The findings are proved to be relevant for practice, mainly for IBAs, SMEs, and digital platform designers to develop more effective collaborative DPs and sociotechnical systems, supporting CNs and the internationalisation needs of SMEs. The knowledge generated in this study brings new design knowledge on DPs, contributing with design propositions translated into tangible and concrete requirements and capabilities, situated in a specific context and empirical setting. © 2020

2020

A classification of two-tier distribution systems based on mobile depots

Authors
Oliveira, B; Ramos, AG; De Sousa, JP;

Publication
Transportation Research Procedia

Abstract
Urban freight transport is an important enabling factor for economic growth and social activities in cities but despite its benefits, it also generates important negative externalities including traffic congestion, pollution, noise and overall less safety. Moreover, increased limitations on urban freight transport, including access constraints, limited kerbside and private parking spaces for loading/unloading, and the often prohibitive costs of installing logistics infrastructures in city centres, have further constrained urban freight transport. To address these issues, several city logistics solutions have been proposed, such as two-tier distribution systems and distribution systems based on mobile depots. In this paper, we focus on two-tier urban freight distribution systems based on mobile depots, where little or no physical infrastructure is considered and where storage is not permitted at transfer locations. In these types of systems, coordination and synchronisation between vehicles are essential, and the main objective is to have vehicles at the transfer locations in a need-to-be basis as a way of minimising the negative externalities. We review and analyse 13 cases found in the scientific literature, trial reports and online resources, and propose a classification of these systems based on the level of mobility and accessibility of transportation modes operating at the first-tier. Furthermore, we characterise the main components and operational features of the different systems, including the existence of multi-trips, the types of transport modes used at both tiers, transported loads and the organisation of the transfer sites (satellites). This work aims to contribute for a clearer characterisation of two-tier urban distribution systems based on mobile depots, to later support the development of the most adequate mathematical models and solution methods to be applied to each variant of this type of systems. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

2020

Models and algorithms for network design in urban freight distribution systems

Authors
Guimarães, LR; Athayde Prata, BD; De Sousa, JP;

Publication
Transportation Research Procedia

Abstract
Central areas of large cities offer in general many advantages to their inhabitants. Typically, a large number of products, services, and opportunities are available in those urban zones, thus increasing life quality. Unfortunately, these benefits are associated with increasing transportation activities that can cause serious problems, such as traffic congestion, excessive energy consumption, and pollution. This paper aims at presenting a new transport system that consists of transporting freight in long-haul passenger vehicles. Two mixed integer mathematical programming models are presented: one for total cost minimization and the other for the travel time minimization. The problem under study was considered as a multi-commodity network flow problem with time windows, multi transport-lines, and multiple vehicles. Three heuristics based on mixed integer programming (MIP) were designed to solve it: size reduction, LP-and-fix, and a combination of these two procedures. The proposed approaches were validated in a case study designed around the intercity passenger transport system, in Ceará, Northeast of Brazil. Several operational scenarios were evaluated, taking into account the available freight capacities. The developed MIP heuristics produced high-quality solutions, in reasonable computational times, with the LP-and-Fix algorithm outperforming the other approaches. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

2020

Exploring the Linkages Between the Internet of Things and Planning and Control Systems in Industrial Applications

Authors
Soares, R; Marques, A; Gomes, R; Guardão, L; Hernández, E; Rebelo, R;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering - Progress in Digital and Physical Manufacturing

Abstract

2020

Sustainability as a driver of operational excellence - The relevance of variability in process operations

Authors
Silva, D; Azevedo, A;

Publication
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management

Abstract
Sustainable development is a widely spread concept nowadays, especially due to external pressure related to environmental and social issues, affecting all players of the supply chain. Sustainable policies must be adopted, such as improving process performance and reducing waste. With sustainability as a driver of operational excellence, this study is focused on the improvement of the production process of a company by reducing variability. A variability analysis was done to understand its root causes and act upon them, as well as a quantification of waste in the process. Finally, an improvement plan was delineated to mitigate the problems identified. Copyright © 2020 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Supervised Theses

2020

Melhoria contínua de processos – A transformação digital numa empresa com uma cultura conservadora

Author
Nelson Daniel Alves Ferreira

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Technological Revolution: The Industry 4.0 in Portuguese Pharmaceutical Industry

Author
Joana Davim Teixeira Mendes

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Indústria 4.0: Estratégias de Digitalização para Indústria Transformadora Portuguesa

Author
Vítor Hugo Sousa Mendes

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Impacts on business models resulting from digitalization

Author
Sílvia Manuela Teixeira Ribeiro

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Apoio à Decisão em Projetos de Solidariedade Social - Redução do Desperdício Alimentar

Author
João Gil Costa Ramos Pereira

Institution
UP-FEUP

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