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Researcher at CESE. Currently working in research projects in the area of Technology Management, addressing aspects such as company's strategy, facilitators and barriers and also the adoption process of new technologies. I am interested in research topics such as Technology and Innovation Management, Academic Entrepreneurship and University-Industry Interaction. I have a post-doc in Industry 4.0, a doctorate in Technology and Innovation Management, a MSc in Biomedical Engineering and a BA in Automation Engineering. I have already worked as professor for undergraduate and graduate students, and have experience in the process of Business Incubation and Technology Transfer at the European Space Agency.

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2018

Adoption of industry 4.0 technologies in supply chains

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Dalmarco, G; Barros, AC;

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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.