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Researcher at INESC Porto since 2011, where she has been working at the Centre of Enterprise of Systems Engineering (CESE).

She developed a major part of her professional career in the health management and planning area, mainly working for the Health Ministry.

Instructor and Invited Professor at University of Minho since 2003 and Invited Professor at Universidade Portucalense since 2016 in subjects related to management, operations management and supply chain management.

Doctoral degree in Engineering and Industrial Management at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, with the dissertation "Contributions to the development of a performance measurement framework for Hospital Centres" (2016).

Master degree in Quantitative Methods applied to Management at Porto Business School of University of Porto, with the dissertation “Model to Spatial Organization for Health Local Systems” (2003).

Degree in Engineering and Industrial Management at University of Aveiro (1998).

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Publications

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

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.

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.

2017

Hospital centre performance dimensions and internal stakeholder valuation: a case study

Authors
Simoes, A; Azevedo, A; Goncalves, S;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Abstract
Purpose - Hospital centres (HCs) are the result of a horizontal integration of two or more hospital units. The benefits of this integration have been presented in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to define the hospital performance dimensions most valued by HC internal stakeholders, and to evaluate if the importance given to each dimension is different when comparing professional groups. Design/methodology/approach - An in-depth HC case study using a quantitative survey based on the Parsons' social system action theory to achieve this goal was conducted which embraces the four major models of organizational performance. In the final version of the survey, 37 items were retained for analysis. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted for a final sample of 365 participants, through principal component analysis, with oblique rotation and the Kaiser criterion. Findings - Four factors were retained: "Human resources development and Internal Processes", "Attractiveness/Openness", "Public service mission" and "Interpersonal relationships". The means factor scores only reveal statistical differences between the attractiveness/openness factor and the remaining three factors. A shared view was found in this study among the three groups of internal stakeholders: physicians, caregivers and administrative staff. Originality/value - The results of this study suggest that the HC performance concept should be expanded and performance measurement frameworks with a greater scope should be used. Interpersonal relationships, the human resources development and the public service are considered important dimensions for the performance measurement of the HC. Additionally, a consensual view regarding the most valued performance dimension could contribute to a beneficial and healthy working environment and improvements in HC performance.

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.

Supervised
thesis

2017

A Digitalização da Indústria Têxtil em Portugal: Fatores que influenciam a adoção de novas tecnologias

Author
João Mata

Institution
UP-FEP

2017

A interação Homem-máquina no contexto industrial

Author
Pedro Blanco Neto

Institution
UP-FEP