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2022

Fostering Customer Bargaining and E-Procurement Through a Decentralised Marketplace on the Blockchain

Autores
Martins, J; Parente, M; Amorim Lopes, M; Amaral, L; Figueira, G; Rocha, P; Amorim, P;

Publicação
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Abstract

2022

A comprehensive framework and literature review of supplier selection under different purchasing strategies

Autores
Saputro, TE; Figueira, G; Almada Lobo, B;

Publicação
COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Abstract
Supplier selection has received substantial consideration in the literature since it is considered one of the key levers contributing to a firm's success. Selecting the right suppliers for different product items requires an appropriate problem framing and a suitable approach. Despite the vast literature on this topic, there is not a comprehensive framework underlying the supplier selection process that addresses those concerns. This paper formalizes a framework that provides guidance on how supplier selection should be formulated and approached for different types of items segmented in Kraljic's portfolio matrix and production policies. The framework derives from a thorough literature review, which explores the main dimensions in supplier selection, including sourcing strategy, decision scope and environment, selection criteria, and solution approaches. 326 papers, published from 2000 to 2021, were reviewed for said purpose. The results indicate that supplier selection regarding items with a high purchasing importance should lead to holistic selection criteria. In addition, items comprising a high complexity of supply and production activities should require integrated selection and different sources of uncertainty associated with decision scope and environment, respectively, to solve it, as well as hybrid approaches. There are still many research opportunities in the supplier selection area, particularly in the integrated selection problems and hybrid solution methods, as well as in the risk mitigation, sustainability goals, and new technology adoption.

2022

Reducing fresh fish waste while ensuring availability: Demand forecast using censored data and machine learning

Autores
Migueis, VL; Pereira, A; Pereira, J; Figueira, G;

Publicação
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION

Abstract

2022

Effective and interpretable dispatching rules for dynamic job shops via guided empirical learning

Autores
Ferreira, C; Figueira, G; Amorim, P;

Publicação
OMEGA-JOURNAL OF DEATH AND DYING

Abstract
The emergence of Industry 4.0 is making production systems more flexible and also more dynamic. In these settings, schedules often need to be adapted in real-time by dispatching rules. Although substantial progress was made until the ???90s, the performance of these rules is still rather limited. The machine learning literature is developing a variety of methods to improve them. However, the resulting rules are difficult to interpret and do not generalise well for a wide range of settings. This paper is the first major attempt at combining machine learning with domain problem reasoning for scheduling. The idea consists of using the insights obtained with the latter to guide the empirical search of the former. We hypothesise that this guided empirical learning process should result in effective and interpretable dispatching rules that generalise well to different scenarios. We test our approach in the classical dynamic job shop scheduling problem minimising tardiness, one of the most well-studied scheduling problems. The simulation experiments include a wide spectrum of scenarios for the first time, from highly loose to tight due dates and from low utilisation conditions to severely congested shops. Nonetheless, results show that our approach can find new state-of-the-art rules, which significantly outperform the existing literature in the vast majority of settings. Overall, the average improvement over the best combination of benchmark rules is 19%. Moreover, the rules are compact, interpretable, and generalise well to extreme, unseen scenarios. Therefore, we believe that this methodology could be a new paradigm for applying machine learning to dynamic optimisation problems.

2021

Product line selection of fast-moving consumer goods

Autores
Andrade, X; Guimaraes, L; Figueira, G;

Publicação
OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Abstract
The fast-moving consumer goods sector relies on economies of scale. However, its assortments have been overextended as a means of market share appropriation and top-line growth. This paper studies the selection of the optimal set of products for fast-moving consumer goods producers to offer, as there is no previous model for product line selection that satisfies the requirements of the sector. Our mixed-integer programming model combines a multi-category attraction model with a capacitated lot-sizing problem, shared setups and safety stock. The multi-category attraction model predicts how the demand for each product responds to changes within the assortment. The capacitated lot-sizing problem allows us to account for the indirect production costs associated with different assortments. As seasonality is prevalent in consumer goods sales, the production plan optimally weights the trade-off between stocking finished goods from a long run with performing shorter runs with additional setups. Finally, the safety stock extension addresses the effect of the demand uncertainty associated with each assortment. With the computational experiments, we assess the value of our approach using data based on a real case. Our findings suggest that the benefits of a tailored approach are at their highest in scenarios typical fast-moving consumer goods industry: when capacity is tight, demand exhibits seasonal patterns and high service levels are required. This also occurs when the firm has a strong competitive position and consumer price-sensitivity is low. By testing the approach in two real-world instances, we show that this decision should not be made based on the current myopic industry practices. Lastly, our approach obtains profits of up to 9.4% higher than the current state-of-the-art models for product line selection. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Teses
supervisionadas

2021

Estudo do sistema de melhoria contínua numa empresa multinacional do setor automóvel

Autor
Ana Sofia Torres Silva

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Avaliação da estratégia de definição da gama de produtos no retalho de moda infantil

Autor
Luísa Moás de Moura Gonçalves

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Análise do impacto de alterações na estratégia de merchandising visual no retalho de moda aplicando Difference-in-Differences

Autor
Mónica Raquel Fernandes Ramos

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Choosing between regional and central warehouses for different items: a case study in grocery retail

Autor
Miguel Ruano Neto Veiga Macedo

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Using Dimensional Aware Genetic Programming to find interpretable Dispatching Rules for the Job Shop Scheduling Problem

Autor
Álvaro Manuel Festas Pereira da Silva

Instituição
UP-FEUP