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Senior researcher at INESC TEC. My research focuses on supply chain strategy, innovation networks, and technology management. Visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (2014/2015; 2012), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008-2011), and Cornell University (2002). Advisor of PhD and MSc thesis at the Engineering and Economics Faculties of the University of Porto. Lecturer of Technology Management at the Porto Business School.

PhD in Engineering and Management (Technical University of Lisbon, 2011), MBA in Logistics and Entrepreneurship (Technical University of Munich, 2004), and M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering (University of Porto, 2000). Several years of work experience in the procurement and production planning departments of German and Portuguese companies.

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2019

Drivers Impacting Cobots Adoption in Manufacturing Context: A Qualitative Study

Authors
Simoes, AC; Soares, AL; Barros, AC;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering - Advances in Manufacturing II

Abstract

2019

Joining Global Aerospace Value Networks: Lessons for Industrial Development Policies

Authors
Santos, C; Abubakar, S; Barros, AC; Mendonca, J; Dalmarco, G; Godsell, J;

Publication
Space Policy

Abstract
Governmental investments on the development of high-tech clusters are among the main policies for socioeconomic development, enabling countries to be part of global value networks. Our objective is to identify which are the strategies of countries that want to join global aerospace value networks, by means of an abductive case research. Countries were divided in 3 groups (A; B; C) according to their global aerospace exports share. The analytical framework used to identify the strategies has 3 dimensions: network structure, network governance, and network dynamics. Results show different strategies according to the country's global exports share. While for countries in group A (exports above 1%), a strategy focused on the dimension network structure indicated a sustained high-tech sector. Countries in group C tend to focus on specialization, taking advantage of shifts in technological paradigms to upgrade their development level. The dimension network governance is mainly related to governmental efforts toward the creation of clusters and associations, promoting specialization and collaborative work. Finally, the dimension network dynamics describes the attraction of foreign companies to qualify the clusters at countries who belong to group C, while countries at group A reinforce their research and development activities. The comparison between countries is helpful for governmental representatives who want to develop strategies toward increasing participation in an industrial global value network and for supply chain managers to help selecting the locations for their operations. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

2018

Conceptual framework for the identification of influential contexts of the adoption decision

Authors
Simoes, AC; Barros, AC; Soares, AL;

Publication
Proceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2018

Abstract
The decision to adopt new technologies is the most important stage in integrating a new technology into the ongoing processes of the organization and also to obtain benefits from its routine use. This paper proposes an integrated framework that combines Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) Theory, Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) framework and Institutional Theory (INT) to characterize the critical factors influencing advanced technologies adoption in manufacturing context. This conceptual framework identifies three contextual environments - innovation, internal organizational and external environmental - that can influence the adoption decision along with some sub-contexts from the literature that may be considered. This framework can be used as starting point to explore in depth influential factors in advanced technologies in manufacturing contexts. Additionally, this framework can assist companies to develop adoption process plans as well as managerial practices that consider the role of these factors and thus lead to successful implementations. © 2018 IEEE.

2018

Adoption of industry 4.0 technologies in supply chains

Authors
Dalmarco, G; Barros, AC;

Publication
Contributions to Management Science

Abstract
The widespread use of internet is changing the way supply chain echelons interact with each other in order to respond to increasing customer requests of personalized products and services. Companies acquainted with the concept of industry 4.0 (i4.0) embrace the use of internet to improve their internal and external processes, delivering the dynamic and flexible response customers want. This chapter aims to discuss how supply chains may benefit from the adoption of i4.0 technologies by their partners and highlights some of its implementation challenges. Eight technologies cover most of i4.0 applications: additive manufacturing; big data & analytics; cloud computing; cyber-physical systems; cyber security; internet of things; collaborative robotics; and visual computing. At individual level, technologies such as additive manufacturing, collaborative robots, visual computing and cyber-physical systems establish the connectivity of a certain company. However, the integration of the whole supply chain, based on the principles of i4.0, demands that information provided by each company (Big Data) is shared through a collaborative system based on Cloud Computing and Internet of Things technologies. To safely share useful information, Cyber Security techniques must be implemented in individual systems and cloud solutions. Summing up, even though the adoption of i4.0 demands an individual initiative, it will only raise the supply chain’s competitive advantage if all companies adapt their manufacturing and supply chain processes. The main advantage foreseen here is based on an improved communication system of the whole supply chain, bringing consumers closer to the production process. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.

2017

Towards Industry 4.0: an overview of European strategic roadmaps

Authors
Santos, C; Mehrsai, A; Barros, AC; Araujo, M; Ares, E;

Publication
Procedia Manufacturing

Abstract
New achievements in information and communication technologies (ICT) are drastically influencing several industrial sectors. The provision of connectivity, networked entities, real-time data, and pervasive information is shifting paradigms in industries. However, this rapid evolution requires a proper comprehension and definition by scholars and practitioners in order to achieve a broad dissemination of the technological progress. Today, the trend towards a digital revolution in manufacturing is known as “Industry 4.0”. However, the footprint of these evolutions, the technological borders, and the application frameworks are not yet specified. Therefore, the adoption of this paradigm change still requires more research to further develop the knowledge about the drivers and accomplishments of Industry 4.0. Towards this goal, this paper reviews some major EU industrial guidelines, roadmaps, and scientific literature that led to the depiction of the term Industry 4.0, and explores how key technologies and concepts have been addressed over time. © 2017 The Author(s)

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2018

Aplicação de Metodologias Lean para a Melhoria de Processos Logísticos no Sector das Telecomunicações

Author
Carlos Miguel Pinheiro Aidos Tomás

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Alterações acústicas e percetivas introduzidas nas vozes de indivíduos gémeos e devidas ao canal telefónico – uma discussão de impacto na análise forense

Author
Vânia Sofia da Costa Fernandes

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Adoption of Industry 4.0 Technologies in PMEs in Portugal ? A Case Study in Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges

Author
Ana Sofia Gradiz Lamim

Institution
UP-FEP

2017

Information management in Aeronautic supply chains: a model to support risk management decisions

Author
Dario Messina

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

A Training Program Proposal for Start-ups in Scale-up Phase

Author
Júlio Pedro Gonçalves Marques

Institution
UP-FEUP