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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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2020

Implementing RAMI4.0 in Production - A Multi-case Study

Authors
Hernández, E; Senna, P; Silva, D; Rebelo, R; Barros, AC; Toscano, C;

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

Abstract

2020

Factors influencing the intention of managers to adopt collaborative robots (cobots) in manufacturing organizations

Authors
Correia Simões, A; Lucas Soares, A; Barros, AC;

Publication
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M

Abstract
This study identified and characterized the factors influencing managers’ intentions to adopt collaborative robots (cobots) in manufacturing companies. Based on a conceptual framework that integrates three technology adoption theories (Diffusion of Innovation, Technology-organization-environment and Institutional theory) and following an exploratory qualitative research design, this paper identifies 39 factors influencing the intention to adopt cobots in three contexts (internal, external and technology). Twelve of these factors are new as contrasted with previous literature. The findings of this study can assist organizations in their process of adoption of cobots and in the development of managerial practices that consider the role of these factors. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

2020

An information management approach for supply chain disruption recovery

Authors
Messina, D; Barros, AC; Soares, AL; Matopoulos, A;

Publication
International Journal of Logistics Management

Abstract
Purpose: To study how supply chain decision makers gather, process and use the available internal and external information when facing supply chain disruptions. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews relevant supply chain literature to build an information management model for disruption management. Afterwards, three case studies in the vehicle assembly sector, namely cars, trucks and aircraft wings, bring the empirical insights to the information management model. Findings: This research characterises the phases of disruption management and identifies the information companies use to recover from a variety of disruptive events. It presents an information management model to enhance supply chain visibility and support disruption management at the operational level. Moreover, it arrives at two design propositions to help companies in the redesign of their disruption discovery and recovery processes. Originality/value: This research studies how companies manage operational disruptions. The proposed information management model allows to provide visibility to support the disruption management process. Also, based on the analysis of the disruptions occurring at the operational level we propose a conceptual model to support decision makers in the recovery from daily disruptive events. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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

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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

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2019

Industrial Development of Countries at the Intermediate Technological Level by Entering a High-Tech Industry

Author
Ji Hoon Shin

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Visibility in complex supply chains: an information management approach to support risk and disruption management decisions

Author
Dario Messina

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Start-ups - Integrating product, market and supply chain decisions to build-up a market entry strategy

Author
Luís Filipe Carvalho Valente

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Policies for the Digital Era: Digital Technology Adoption, Implementation and the Role of Governments

Author
Pedro Pinho Senna

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Integration of Industry 4.0 and Lean Manufacturing and the Impact on Organizational Performance

Author
Roberto Oliveira Vita

Institution
UP-FEP