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Américo Azevedo - [PhD], he is head of CESE Centre for Enterprise Systems Engineering and Cientific Director of FABTEC Laboratory of Processes and Technologies for Production Advanced Systems

He is an Associate Professor with Aggregation in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP). He has gained large experience in the academic, industrial and consultancy environments.

He teaches in the academic programmes of FEUP and PBS (Porto Business School) and in specific programmes such as EDAM (Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing) of the MIT-Portugal Program.

His research and teaching focuses on operations management, business processes management and enterprise collaborative networks. He has been active in supervising PhD and M.Sc research thesis on this research areas.

He has been author of many articles in international journals and technical publications and also active in preparing and participating in R&D projects involving industrial companies. He has been reviewer and evaluator of several international R&D Industrial projects and member of several scientific programmes committees.

Responsible for leading more than 45 company based national and international R&D and consulting projects in the domain of enterprise networks and industrial and operations management. He has been responsible in several consulting assignments with industrial companies, with special emphasis in operations and industrial management as well as in designing and developing new facilities, process optimization and development and implementation of decision support and planning tools for order management. Experience in several sectors/industries: machinery, semiconductors, ceramics, furniture, packaging, shoes and cork processing.

 

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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.

2019

Assessing the impact of performance determinants in complex MTO/ETO supply chains through an extended hybrid modelling approach

Authors
Barbosa, C; Azevedo, A;

Publication
International Journal of Production Research

Abstract

2019

Design of an assessment industry 4.0 maturity model: An application to manufacturing company

Authors
Azevedo, A; Santiago, SB;

Publication
Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Abstract
The context of the fourth industrial revolution brings companies numerous challenges. Agility, flexibility, and responsiveness are necessary characteristics in this business ecosystem, with the deep insertion of digital technologies in manufacturing. Therefore, this work has the objective of developing a model of measurement of the maturity and readiness of the industry 4.0 so that companies can visualize their positioning in this new reality. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used for the development of the model that contemplates 6 (six) dimensions. It was applied in the Industrial Pole of Manaus (PIM), in a multinational manufacturing company. The results obtained are adherent to the reality of the company in relation to the industry 4.0. © 2019, IEOM Society International.

2018

Hybrid modelling of MTO/ETO manufacturing environments for performance assessment

Authors
Barbosa, C; Azevedo, A;

Publication
International Journal of Production Research

Abstract

2018

Collaborative Transformation Systems - Path to Address the Challenges Around the Competitiveness of Mature Countries

Authors
Azevedo, A;

Publication
COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS OF COGNITIVE SYSTEMS

Abstract
In mature countries manufacturing is one of the most significant sources of economic development and growth. In those countries, manufacturing transformation systems will be grounded on seamless collaborative environments and will have a high degree of flexibility in production, in terms of product needs (specifications, quality, design), volume, timing, resource efficiency and cost, being able to adapt to customer needs and make use of the entire network chain for value creation. Future transformations systems will be massively collaborative and will be enabled by a network-centric approach, making use of multidimensional data analytics, driven by advanced ICT and the latest available proven manufacturing technologies.

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thesis

2019

Plataforma para análise do efeito da variabilidade em processos operacionais

Author
Rodrigo Fernandes de Abreu

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Analysis and Improvement of Processes Using Variability Analysis Tools

Author
Bruno Miguel de Oliveira Ribeiro da Silva

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Tecnologia Blockchain - Potencial de Aplicação no âmbito dos Processos de Negócio das Cadeias de Abastecimento

Author
Tiago Alves Borrego

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Order Preparation Processes for an Online Retail Store

Author
Mariana Coimbra Azeiteiro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Analysis and Improvement of Account Management Processes

Author
Maria Miguel Pimenta de Almeida Ferreira

Institution
UP-FEUP