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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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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)

2017

Implementing cyber-physical systems in manufacturing

Authors
Barros, AC; Simões, AC; Toscano, C; Marques, A; Rodrigues, JC; Azevedo, A;

Publication
Proceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE

Abstract
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are a new generation of systems that integrate computation and physical processes interacting with humans in different ways. Integrated networks of computers, sensors and similar technologies monitor and control the physical processes, reporting relevant data to planners and decision-makers, and vice versa. By means of case research, this paper analyzes the implementation of cyber-physical systems aiming at lead-time reduction in two manufacturing contexts, namely footwear and natural cork stoppers. The results of this research contribute to literature and practice with a conceptual framework for the implementation of cyber-physical systems and the discussion of the challenges of implementing this technology.

2016

An Information Management Perspective of Supplier Selection Process in Manufacturing Networks

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

Publication
COLLABORATION IN A HYPERCONNECTED WORLD

Abstract
The past decades have been characterized by an increasing interest of companies in international trade and significant foreign direct investments, which led to a shift from localized manufacturing companies to global manufacturing networks. The main goal of this research is to analyze the management of information within the process of supplier selection in the context of manufacturing networks. The adoption of field study methodology allows understanding how the supplier selection process is carried out in Multinational Companies (MNCs) in different manufacturing sectors. In particular, this paper aims at identifying the information that mother company and their subsidiary companies share during the supplier selection process, and how they access to this information.

2016

Knowledge Sharing in Industrial Associations and Science and Technology Parks

Authors
Inomata, DO; Costa, E; Mazzaroto, S; Santos, C; Barros, AC; Soares, AL; Varvakis, G;

Publication
COLLABORATION IN A HYPERCONNECTED WORLD

Abstract
Knowledge management practices are used in collaborative networks promoting innovation in order to share critical knowledge among network members towards improving organizational results. This paper proposes to explore the channels and practices for knowledge sharing in collaborative networks, by means of an exploratory multiple case study carried out in two types of collaborative networks: (i) industrial associations; and (ii) science and technology parks. Empirical evidence has been collected from interviews with managers of the collaborative networks and of organizations participating in the collaborative networks. The contribution of this paper to the knowledge management literature is twofold: (i) it provides a characterization of the channels and technology used for knowledge sharing in collaborative networks based on empirical evidence and (ii) it describes knowledge sharing practices used among organizations to foster new forms of connectivity between groups and individuals.

2016

Using an Information Management Model as a Roadmap for Information Systems Implementation in Supply Networks

Authors
Santos, C; Barros, AC; Dawes, T; Soares, AL;

Publication
COLLABORATION IN A HYPERCONNECTED WORLD

Abstract
In the era of information overflow, the effective implementation of models for managing multiple information streams may contribute to organizations' decision-making capabilities. Even though literature has proposed several information management models, little has been described about their implementation in real-world settings. This paper presents a case study on the usage of an information management model in the implementation of a collaborative system in a supply network. The case application analysis reinforces the value of using information management models to account for cultural aspects in the mapping of information needs and in the analysis of multiple stakeholders' requirements.

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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

2016

Information management in supply networks: a framework to support risk management decisions

Author
Dario Messina

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

Exploring opportunities for Portugal to join the supply chain for outfitting aircraft interiors

Author
Jihoon Shin

Institution
UP-FEUP

2016

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

Author
Júlio Pedro Gonçalves Marques

Institution
UP-FEUP

2015

Aligning technologies and interorganizational networks in implementations: The case of a new health screening program

Author
José Pedro Coelho Rodrigues

Institution
UP-FEUP