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Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (FCTUC) and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (FEUP). Professor at Federal University of Goiás (Brasil) and Researcher of INESC P&D Brasil.

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  • Name

    Roberto Piedade Francisco
  • Cluster

    Industry and Innovation
  • Role

    External Research Collaborator
  • Since

    15th January 2006
Publications

2016

Sustainability assessment framework for proactive supply chain management

Authors
Almeida, A; Bastos, J; Francisco, RDP; Azevedo, A; Ávila, P;

Publication
International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abstract
Nowadays, it has been observed an increasing awareness and understanding on the subject of sustainable companies and business models, addressing multi-disciplinary approaches that cover not only economical problems, but also social and environmental challenges. Supply chains and especially collaborative networks managers are increasingly aware of these sustainability issues, continuously seeking to meet current human needs while preserving environmental safety. Only this way, focusing on its sustainable growing, it is possible to preserve companies' steadiness. In order to achieve this goal, sustainable networks must ensure that each partner is fully aligned and committed with economic, environmental and social axes that rule the network operational behaviour. Nevertheless, in order to achieve this level of maturity within such complex and turbulent environments, organisations need to improve the quality of their performance assessment approaches, integrating the different sustainability perspectives. To accomplish this, it is critical to establish specific indicators responsible to formalise and evaluate partners' behaviour, according to well-identified objectives, as well as fuse this information in a comprehensive and user-friendly way. This paper presents a new approach, based on a fuzzy logic-based algorithm, for sustainable network performance and risk assessment. © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

2012

Alignment prediction in collaborative networks

Authors
Roberto Piedade Francisco; Américo Azevedo; António Henrique Almeida

Publication
JMTM - Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol.23, no.8, pp.1038-1056

Abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to study the alignment measurement in collaborative networks, using the fit concept and predictive performance measurement as its main enablers. A performance prediction approach is used in order to control a collaborative business network based not only in present and past performance measurements of each partner, but also taking into account the future behaviour of the intra- and inter-organisational processes performance. Design/methodology/approach - An exploratory case study was applied to a Brazilian collaborative network and mathematical approaches normally used in control theory were adopted to support alignment measurement. Findings - The use of predictive measurements to manage the alignment between the results of inter-organisational processes and performance targets set by the collaborative network.

2011

PERFORMANCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS

Authors
António Henrique Almeida; Roberto Piedade Francisco; João Bastos; Américo Azevedo; Paulo Ávila

Publication
Actas de BS2011 - Second International Conference on Business Sustainability - Management, technology and Learning for Individuals, Organisations and Society in turbulent environments, Póvoa de Varzim, portugal

Abstract
Nowadays, supply chains and specially Collaborative Networks are increasingly aware of sustainability issues and continuously seek to meet current human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but for future generations. In order to achieve this goal, particularly within Collaborative Networks, present decision making related with sustainability policies and practices, becomes a critical issue for the future of each stakeholder in the network. Sustainability networks must ensure that economic, environmental and social axes are fully aligned within each partner. To accomplish this, 'performance metrics' for the entire network are required not only concerning the economic value of a business, but also in its environmental and social impacts. In line with this concept, organizations need to improve the quality of performance assessment namely in the sustainability areas. This paper focuses on this topic, presenting a new approach for performance and risk assessment within sustainable networks.

2011

Using key alignment indicators for evaluating performance in collaborative networks

Authors
Roberto Piedade Francisco; Américo Azevedo; João Bastos; António Henrique Almeida

Publication
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technologyvol.362, pp.159-166

Abstract
This paper intends to explore the performance alignment in collaborative networks environments. It is stated that the performance management based on data collection and evaluation of key performance indicators (KPIs) may not be effective due to the different indicators and measurement systems in place in the various participants of a collaborative network (CN). Therefore, measuring the strategic and inter-organizational alignment based on key alignment indicators (KAIs) can be an excellent alternative to improve performance evaluation systems. This approach has led to the exploration of the performance prediction paradigm and develops tools to estimate the performance and evaluate the degree of alignment by creating instances of future performance in collaborative networks.

2010

Managing Performance to Align the Participants of Collaborative Networks: Case Studies Results

Authors
Roberto Piedade; Américo Azevedo; João Bastos

Publication
Proceedings of PRO-VE'10 - 11th IFIP Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, Saint-Etienne, France

Abstract
The paper underlines the interest of using a performance management system applied to monitor the strategy effectiveness and the interoperation's performance in the collaborative networks (CN). The aim with this study is to verify if a performance management system helps decisionmakers reach the alignment among participants in a collaborative network. It is expected that this work provides an adequate tool for supporting quick decisions to meet the feasible and desirable improvements in interorganisational processes. A framework (CNPMS) is also presented, having been developed to support the dynamic performance management, which was applied in case studies of two Brazilian collaborative networks.