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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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Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC researchers won Best Paper Award in international conference

The article "Prediction of journey destination for travellers of urban public transport: a comparison model study” was awarded the Best Paper Award at the “INTSYS 2018 - 2nd EAI International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems”, which took place between 21 and 23 November in Guimarães.

05th December 2018

New project intends to solve sectorisation problems

The StoSS project was promoted by INESC TEC's Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE). Its main objective is the broad study of sectorisation problems and the development of a decision support system that can support decision making concerning sectorisation. The official kick-off meeting took place at INESC TEC on 16 October.

22nd November 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC ends european project on industrial predictive maintenance

This month, INESC TEC’s Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering (CESE) ended the MANTIS: Cyber Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance project, which involved 47 partners distributed by 11 European countries in over three years (led by Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa J.M.A. S.Coop.).

10th October 2018

INESC TEC presented new technologies for Agriculture and Forest in Santarém

Five technological solutions, two used in the forest and three used in the agriculture, representing a total investment of around EUR 7.4 million, were exhibited in Agroglobal 2018, the largest agricultural fair in Portugal that took place in Valada do Ribatejo (Santarém) between 5 and 7 September.

01st October 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC’s researchers visit the Biomass Centre for Energy

A team of researchers from INESC TEC visited the Biomass Centre for Energy (CBE) in Miranda do Corvo on 12 July. CBE is an association that was created in 1988, whose mission is to contribute to the energy diversification, promoting the use of biomass for the energy production.

24th August 2018

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Featured Projects

opti-MOVES

Quality management of intermodal public transport services: diagnosis and optimization

2018-2021

ACCi40

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

2018-2018

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

SimOptBoF

Simulation and Optimization of the Foil Factory Plant

2018-2018

GLP-i4.0

Refining 4.0 Project - Study

2018-2019

MANU-SQUARE

MANUfacturing ecoSystem of QUAlified Resources Exchange

2018-2020

SmartSL_Licence

Comercialização do software Sistema SmartSL

2018-2019

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

2017-2020

FAMEST

Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment's and Software Technologies

2017-2020

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

2017-2020

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

2017-2018

PAINT_APS

Consultoria de apoio à implementação de uma solução de APS

2017-2017

PERSONA

PERSONALIZAÇÃO E GESTÃO DE INFORMAÇÃO BASEADA EM DADOS CLIENTE

2017-2019

Carpa

Avaliação e definição de layout para unidade industrial

2017-2017

Viladeste

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

2017-2017

ScalABLE4.0-1

Scalable automation for flexible production systems

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

2016-2019

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.

2016-2019

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

2016-2017

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

2015-2018

SMILES

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

2015-2018

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

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

2014-2018

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

LOG-Config

Internal Logistics Configuration System

2013-2014

FLUPLAN

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

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

2012-2013

JOP

Production process optimisation

2012-2012

StableCargo

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

2012-2013

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

2011-2013

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

2010-2010

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

AC-DC

Automotive Chassis Development for 5-Days Cars

2006-2010

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Laboratories

Laboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation

Publications

CESE Publications

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2018

Multicriteria location-routing problems with sectorization

Authors
Martinho, A; Alves, E; Rodrigues, AM; Ferreira, JS;

Publication
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics

Abstract
Logistic decisions involving the location of facilities in connection with vehicle routing appear in many contexts and applications. Given a set of potential distribution centers (DC) and a group of clients, the choice of which DC to open together with the design of a number of vehicle routes, satisfying clients’ demand, may define Location-Routing Problems (LRP). This paper contributes with a new method, the 4-Phase Method (4-PhM), to deal with Capacitated LRP. Relevant advantages of 4-PhM are its generality, the possibilities of handling Multiple-Criteria and of facing large dimension problems. This last aptitude is a consequence of the sectorization phases, which permit a simplification of the solution space. Sectors are constructed by two Simulated Annealing based procedures, and they follow SectorEl, a sectorization approach inspired by electrostatics. In the last phase, the results obtained are evaluated using multicriteria analysis. Here, decision makers play an important role by reflecting preferences in a pairwise comparison matrix of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Computational results, based on randomly generated instances, confirm the expectations about 4-PhM and its potentiality to deal with LRP. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

2018

Balancing mixed-model assembly systems in the footwear industry with a variable neighbourhood descent method

Authors
Sadeghi, P; Rebelo, RD; Ferreira, JS;

Publication
COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Abstract
This paper addresses new Mixed-model Assembly Line Balancing Problems (MALBP) in a real industrial context, the stitching systems of a footwear company. The work is part of large ongoing projects with this industry, and the main purposes are minimising the number of required workstations and smoothing the operators' workload. The company has invested in new flexible automated assembly systems, which accommodate dozens of workstations and many moving boxes. Footwear components are inside boxes (with various quantities) which can move from the warehouses to a convenient workstation or between any workstations (in any order). This is a significant and distinct feature of the MALBP, together with the fact that the assignment of different skilled operators and machines is achieved simultaneously. An optimisation model is developed, in part to facilitate the understanding of the situation and to solve small-size instances. Due to the complexity of the problems, we had to devise an approximate method, based on the Variable Neighbourhood Descent (VND) metaheuristic and integrating an adaptation of the Ranked Positional Weighted (RPW) method. The adapted RPW method is used to create initial feasible solutions, while preassigning special operators and machines. After choosing good initial solutions, VND is applied to improve their quality. The new contributed method, named as RPW-VNDbal, is tested with medium and large instances, in two distinct stitching systems. A Lower Bound of the objective function and Simulation contribute to evaluate the solutions and their practicability. The results implemented by the project team, show that the RPW-VNDbal method is fast enough and offers better solutions than those implemented by the experienced operation managers of the company.

2018

Enhancement of Industrial Logistic Systems with Semantic 3D Representations for Mobile Manipulators

Authors
Toscano, C; Arrais, R; Veiga, G;

Publication
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract
This paper proposes a logistic planner with supplementary 3D spatial representations to enhance and interact with traditional logistic systems on the context of mobile manipulators performing internal logistics operations. By defining a hierarchical structure, the logistic world model, as the central entity synchronized between multiple system components, the reliability and accuracy of the logistic system is strengthened. The proposed approach aims at implementing a robust and intuitive solution for the set-up of mobile manipulator based logistic systems. The logistic planner includes a web based interface for fast setup of the warehouse layout based on robot sensing, as well as the definition of missions for the fleet of robotic systems. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

2018

A Study in Pairwise Clustering for Bi-dimensional Irregular Strip Packing Using the Dotted Board Model

Authors
Sato, AK; Setter Bauab, GES; Martins, TD; Guerra Tsuzuki, MDG; Gomes, AM;

Publication
IFAC-PapersOnLine

Abstract
The bi-dimensional irregular strip packing is a difficult problem in the cutting and packing field. Its main feature, and central source of complexity, is the irregularity of the shape of the items. Consequently, mathematical solvers are only able to obtain optimal solutions for small instances and heuristics are often employed in the literature. In such algorithms, it is not possible to guarantee that the optimum solution is found. In such cases, a restricted version of the problem can be adopted in order to improve the performance. One possible restriction is the adoption of pairwise clustering, i.e., elimination of items by joining two pieces. In this work, an automatic pairwise clustering method is proposed for the dotted board model, which limits the placement of items to equally distributed discrete points. The clustered problems are then used as input to an irregular strip packing solver. The results obtained in this paper can be used as an initial guideline for the use of clustering in a discrete grid, which was beneficial in some of the tested cases. © 2018

2018

Hybrid modelling of MTO/ETO manufacturing environments for performance assessment

Authors
Barbosa, C; Azevedo, A;

Publication
International Journal of Production Research

Abstract

Supervised Theses

2017

Definição e Mapeamento do Processo de Industrialização na Produção de Autocarros

Author
Tiago Gil da Rocha Marques e Barbieri de Figueiredo

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Análise de Variabilidade num Processo Industrial de Produção de Bolachas

Author
Ana Fátima Maia Carneiro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Criação de Fluxo numa Indústria de Passamanarias

Author
Bárbara João Traqueia Labrincha Batista

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Reorganização do processo de paletização numa indústria do ramo alimentar

Author
Marcelo Conde Pinto Arcanjo

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Criação de fluxo na indústria de extrusão de alumínio

Author
Maria João Santos Tavares

Institution
UP-FEUP

Facts & Figures

60Researchers

2016

498EU Programmes (k€)

2016

4Concluded PhD theses

2016