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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.

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

2019

Environmental Factors Influencing the Adoption of Digitalization Technologies in Automotive Supply Chains

Authors
Simoes, A; Oliveira, L; Rodrigues, JC; Simas, O; Dalmarco, G; Barros, AC;

Publication
Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2019

Abstract
Previous literature shows that there are different environmental factors with different impacts on the adoption of technologies in a supply chain context. Thus, the adoption of technologies in supply chains may vary according to different environmental factors. Despite the existence of several studies about adoption of technologies in supply chain contexts that include environmental factors, there is a gap in identifying which environmental factors influence the adoption of digitalization technologies in supply chains. The purpose of this study is therefore to identify and analyze the environmental factors that influence the adoption of digitalization technologies in the supply chain. An exploratory qualitative research was conducted using semi-structured interviews with Portuguese managers of companies at several tiers of the automotive supply chain. Environmental factors were pointed as particularly critical drivers to promote the adoption of digitalization technologies in the automotive supply chain. Such adoption is mainly driven by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), through coercive and normative pressures over the other tiers of the supply chain. Relevant factors identified are: Compliance with standards and legislation, market and industry pressures, and benchmark the evolution of supply chain partners. This study contributes to the literature with new knowledge concerning new specificities of the environmental factors that showed an important influence on the adoption decision. © 2019 IEEE.

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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