• Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS)
    • Luis Antonio de Santa-Eulalia (institutional representative)
      Luis Antonio de Santa-Eulalia is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at the Université de Sherbrooke, Business School, Canada. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Université Laval, Canada, an MSc and a BSc both in Industrial Engineering, respectively, from University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. Luis is a founding member of the SC4 (Collaborative Research Network on Supply Chain 4.0), a regular researcher of the VCO Network (a Pan-Canadian network on Value Chain Optimization) and of the PRISME (a research pole on Business Intelligence). He has worked as a researcher and consultant in the domains of Production Planning and Control and Supply Chain Management.

      Professor Luis has coauthored more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences with selective editorial policies, including International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Logistics, and so forth. His current research interests are related to emergent technologies (e.g. Advanced Planning Systems, Addictive Manufacturing, Industry 4.0) and novel business models (e.g. highly distributed ones) for innovative value chain management.

    • Elaine Mosconi
      Elaine is an Assistant Professor in Information systems at the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS), Business School, Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Methods. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from Université Laval, Canada, an MSc in Industrial Engineering from University of São Paulo, Brazil, B.Sc. in Information Science and Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. Elaine is a regular researcher of the PRISME, a research group on Business Intelligence. She has worked as a researcher and consultant knowledge management and information systems. Professor Elaine has coauthored papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Her current research interests are related to knowledge management, collaborative innovation, business intelligence, decision performance and technology adoption and use (e.g. social media, enterprise social network systems, internet of objects, Industry 4.0) for especially in manufacturing context. 

 

  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) (institutional representative)
    • Jean-François Audy (institutional representative)

 

  • Concordia University (CU)
    • Anjali Awasthi (institutional representative)

      Dr. Anjali Awasthi is Associate Professor at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), in Concordia University, Montreal. She received a PhD in industrial engineering and automation from INRIA Rocquencourt & University of Metz, France. Prior to Concordia, Dr. Awasthi worked at University of British Columbia where she was involved in several projects on industrial applications of operations research. At University of Laval, she worked on wood supply chains and in France, she was involved in many European projects aimed at improving urban mobility in cities, city logistics and on cybernetic transportation systems. Dr. Awasthi has several years of industry and research experience in areas of automated transportation, city logistics, sustainable supply chain management, quality assurance in supply chain management and applied operations research. She is the author of several journal and conference papers on these topics.

 

  • Polytechnique Montréal
    • Fabiano Armellini (institutional representative)
      Fabiano Armellini is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal (Canada) and member of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur la Science et la Technologie (CIRST). He holds B.Eng. (2003), MSc. (2006) and DSc. (2013) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), with exchange studies at Michigan State University (USA). Dr. Armellini is co-founder of two successful Brazilian consulting companies focused on innovation, engineering design and product development. He has more than 15 years of professional experience, in performing and managing innovative product development, and also on the design and implementation of innovation processes as a consultant. His experience embraces several different industry sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, industrial automation, food, mining and chemical sectors. In research, Dr. Armellini’s interests lie on innovation management, with special interest on open innovation, technological entrepreneurship and new product development. He is currently involved in research projects about the internet of things, industry 4.0, digital aerospace, open innovation in the automotive industry and the integration of business ecosystems assessment for the strategic technology planning. 

 

  • Université Laval
    • Jonathan Gaudreault (institutional representative)
  • Politecnico di Bari (PdiB)
    • Francesco Facchin (institutional representative)

      Francesco Facchini in 2015 and so far, was Adjunct Professor of industrial Logistics for degree course in engineering of the logistic system in food field. Managed by the Department of Agrarian Sciences – University of Foggia. His fields of research include the Sustainable Logistic, the environmental assessment in workplaces, and the air pollutant dispersion modelling in indoor industrial work environment.

    • Giovanni Mummolo

      Giovanni Mummolo is full professor of graduate and post-graduate industrial engineering courses at the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy), Dept. of Mechanics, Mathematics, and Management. His main fields of research are in production management and system design. He is responsible for several international research projects and is referee of many international journals. Research Award of the CIO 2014 – ICIEOM – IIE International Conference. He is President of the European Academy for Industrial Management.

  • Universidade do Porto (UdoP)
    • Pedro Amorim (institutional representative)

      Pedro Amorim is Assistant Professor at the Industrial Engineering and Management Department at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto that also teaches at the Porto Business School. He is the head of the Research Center for Industrial Engineering and Management from INESC TEC – Associate Laboratory. Pedro Amorim is also the Co Founder of LTPlabs, which is a boutique management consultancy company that applies advanced analytical methods to help make better complex decisions. Pedro Amorim was a FCT and Carnegie Mellon-Portugal scholar and has held visiting appointments at Carnegie Mellon, Technical University of Berlin, Ingolstadt School of Management, University of São Paulo and Technical University of Lisbon. In recent years, Pedro Amorim has been supervising and conducting numerous national and European and Industry funded projects, co-authoring more than 20 research papers in the fields of supply chain management, optimization and fast moving consumer goods.

      Pedro is fluent in Portuguese, English and French. He received his undergraduate education and the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

  • University of Tennessee
    • Rupy Sawhney (institutional representative)

      Rupy Sawhney earned B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1981, 1984 and 1991 respectively. Currently he is a Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering; Professor in Interdisciplinary Program in Energy; Joint Appointment with the Y12 National Security Complex; and Visiting Professor at University of Loughborough UK. He was a Weston Fulton Professor and Department Head during 2010-2013. His current research focuses on innovative ideas to enhance operational excellence in complex systems. He has decomposed his research into three components (i) manufacturing intelligence, (ii) organizational intelligence, and (iii) people based design. Furthermore, Dr. Sawhney has assembled a team over the past five years that has a greatest critical mass within the history of the Industrial Engineering department to compete with other academic institutions in the lean area. His research group at this moment consists of 40 Postdocs, Ph.D. and Master students. He has published significant journal papers, conference papers and has submitted for 5 patents. He has graduated more than 50 Master’s and 8 Ph.D. students. His funded research projects are in the millions of dollars. He has worked with over 200 companies and is a recipient of various awards (Boeing Welliver Fellow, Alcoa Faculty Award, IIE Lean Teaching Award, Reuben Harris Award, and Accenture Teaching Excellence Award).

 

  • Northern Kentucky University 
    • Jane Siegler (institutional representative)

      Janaina Siegler, or simply Jane, is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Haile/US College of Business at Northern Kentucky University since 2016. She holds a Ph.D. from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2015). As part of her Ph.D., Jane also spent three years as a visiting scholar at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN, where she also taught for two years (2014-2016). Jane is an enthusiastic researcher who tries to engage with the business community and leverage research opportunities. Currently, she is conducting research on the following topics: floral supply chains, maritime industry, race cars supply chain, automotive cluster in the U.S., and the impact of the 4.0 industry in the automotive industry. Jane is also a passionate teacher who believes the interaction of research and teaching is very important in the higher education. While conducting research keeps the mind of the professor alive and helps to create new knowledge, the opportunity to share what we learned with others speaks to our humanity and connects us to one another.

  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
    • Ieda Kanashiro Makiya (institutional representative)

      Ieda Kanashiro Makiya is Professor in Quality Management at State University of Campinas – UNICAMP, School of Applied Sciences, Brazil. She holds a Postdoctoral on Sustainability indicators from Climate Change Laboratory, University of Florida, USA; PhD in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo – USP, Brazil; and MSc and BSc in Food Engineering, respectively, from State University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil, and University of São Paulo State – UNESP, Brazil. Ieda is coordinator of SB-LAB, Sustainable Business Laboratory on CNPq basis. Her current research interests are related to Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Creative Economy and novel business models for innovative value chain management.

    • Paulo Sérgio de Arruda Ignácio
      Paulo Sergio de Arruda Ignacio is Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Sciences (FCA), in State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from LALT / DGT / FEC / UNICAMP (2010), in the area of Transport Engineering. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering by the Methodist University of Piracicaba – UNIMEP (1985) and a Master’s degree in Quality Management by IMECC/UNICAMP (2001). He is also referee adhoc in Brazilian and international journals. He has published papers in journals, magazines and congresses. He coordinates the Logistic Regional Observatory (OBELOG) at FCA/UNICAMP. He has over 15 years experience  teaching, researching and consulting in manufacturing and services industries, with emphasis in operations management, logistics, supply chain management, productivity, warehousing, quality and performance measurement, including system modeling. 
    • Alessandro Lucas da Silva
    • Marcos José Barbieri Ferreira
    • Cristiano Morini

      Cristiano Morini has a Bachelor in International Relations (University of Brasilia, Brazil), Master in Latin American integration and PhD in Production Engineering. Author of the first International Trade Manual in Portuguese language. He worked in the Ministry of Justice in Brasilia, Brazil (1996). He worked at Caterpillar Logistics department (1998 to 2002). Lecturer since 1998. Since 2012, works as a full time professor at University of Campinas (Unicamp, Sao Paulo, Brazil). Current research encompasses the topics of: performance indicators in the supply chain, issues relating to trade facilitation, and international organizations. His papers and books use qualitative and quantitative methodology, as systematic literature review, data envelopment analysis (DEA), simulation, gravity model and structural equation modeling (SEM). Cristiano is faculty member of the program in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (Applied Sciences Faculty/FCA / Unicamp) and in collaboration to the program in Political Science (IFCH / Unicamp). Cristiano works on the border of knowledge between applied social sciences and engineering.

    • Anibal Azevedo
      Anibal Tavares de Azevedo received a B.Sc. degree in Applied Computational Mathematics in 1999, as well as the M.Sc. and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (2002 and 2006) from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School at UNICAMP from 2006 to 2007. Currently, he is a Professor at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). His research interests are the development of exact and combinatorial optimization, heuristics and simulation models and representation by rules for solving the following applied problems: electrical energy system planning and operation, port logistics and operation, hub network design for soybean supply chain and health care, and multicriteria methods and optimization for R&D portfolio composition. 
    • Rosley Anholon
      Mechanical Engineer (University of Campinas – 2001); Master in Materials and Manufacturing Processes (University of Campinas – 2003) and PhD in Materials and Manufacturing Processes (University of Campinas – 2006). Academically, worked in both public and private institutions teaching undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has interest and develops research in the areas of Production Management, Quality Management Systems, Logistics, Sustainability and Industry 4.0. Published 24 articles in Brazilians and international journals, 34 articles in congresses proceedings, 1 book chapter about Corporate Social Responsibility and 2 book chapters about the application of Lean and Six Sigma practices. Develops researches in association with professors from Fluminense Federal University (Brazil) and University of Hamburg (Germany, School of Applied Sciences). Participated as member in master and doctoral degree committees at University of São Paulo and Fluminense Federal University. Currently, he is professor at University of Campinas (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering). Supervised 4 master’s degree dissertations and 1 doctoral thesis (all researches concluded) and is the mentor of 7 other master’s students at the moment. 

 

  • Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR)
    • Rui Tadashi Yoshino (institutional representative)
      Rui Tadashi Yoshino has been a postdoctoral fellow in the theme Industry 4.0 at Université de Sherbrooke (Canada), École de Gestion during 2016. He was also an invited researcher at Téluq- UQAM (Canada) in 2011. He is currently Associate Professor at Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil.  He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of São Paulo, MSc in Energy Systems Planning from University of Campinas, and BS in Industrial Engineering from Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. He is a founding member of the SC4 (Collaborative Research Network on Supply Chain 4.0). Prof. Yoshino is leader research team in Industry 4.0 at UTFPR. His research interests are Industry 4.0/3D Printing related to the areas of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Production Planning and Control. 
    • Everton Luiz de Melo
      Everton Luiz de Melo is a professor in Industrial Engineering Department of Federal Technology University of Paraná – Brazil. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo – Brazil, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from State University of Maringá-PR (Brazil) and a degree in Industrial Engineering from State University of Maringá-PR (Brazil). His main research interests include heuristics, meta-heuristics, mixed integer linear programming and discrete simulation applied to combinatorial problems. 
    • Max Mauro Santos
    • Frederic Conrad Jensen
    • Marcelo Vasconcelos de Carvalho

 

  • Universidade Federal de Itajubá (UNIFEI)
    • Fábio Favaretto (institutional representative)
      Fabio Favaretto is Associate Professor at the Universidade Federal de Itajubá (Minas Gerais state). He is a Industrial Engineer and had his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of São Paulo. He worked with information systems development and consulting at his own enterprise before his professor career. He made a post doctoral research about service management at Universidad Complutense in Spain. His research interests are in the areas of Information Quality and Business Intelligence. 

 

  • Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)
    • Moacir Godinho Filho (institutional representative)

      Moacir Godinho Filho is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil). He received his BS from the Federal University of São Carlos, his MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil), MS, and his PhD from the Federal University of São Carlos. Professor Godinho Filho was a visiting scholar in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison (USA) and also in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University (USA). Professor Godinho Filho has published approximately 100 papers in journals with a selective review process (for example Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, International Journal of Logistics, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal). Professor Moacir already taught and participated in consulting activities in companies in Brazil (for example Dedini, Embraer, Faber Castell, IESA) and overseas (P&H Mining, Danfoss, RenewAire). His main areas of interestare: production planning and control, lean manufacturing, lead time reduction, logistics, and supply chain management.

    • Gilberto Miller Dévos Ganga
      Gilberto Miller Devós Ganga is a Professor in Industrial Engineering Department of Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) Brazil. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from University of São Paulo (USP) focused on supply chain performance management using fuzzy logic and SCOR Model. Professor Ganga has published papers in journals with a selective review process (for example, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research and Quality and Reliability Engineering International). His current research interests are related to emergent Technologies in Logístics and Supply Chain Management. 
    • Roberto Tavares
      Roberto f. Tavares Neto is a Professor in Industrial Engineering Department of Federal University of São Carlos – Brazil. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Federal University of São Carlos focused on Scheduling algorithms, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Catholic University of Parana on the field of routing algorithms and also holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Parana. He was visiting researcher at University of Graz and Université Libré de Bruxelles, where he could work on quantitative approaches applied to logistics and scheduling problems. His consulting experiences covers a range of companies, from startups and medium-sized distribution centers to large companies such as Petrobras and Embraer. Today, his research interests are focused on algorithms and techniques to perform an integrated planning of production and distribution, specially when dealing with new production processes and technologies. He also have interest in the study of the impact of the usage of new manufacturing technologies in the theory of Production Planning and Control. 
    • Juliana Veiga Mendes
      Juliana Veiga Mendes is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos-Brazil, Department of Industrial Engineering. She holds a Ph.D.. and an  M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering both from the University of São Paulo-USP, Brazil, a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. Professor Juliana Mendes has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, congresses and book chapters. She is also an ad-hoc referee in Brazilian and international journals. Her current research interests are related to sustainability aspects in reverse logistics, production planning, lean manufacturing and the emergent technologies in a manufacturing context. Currently, she is a visiting professor (2016-2017) at Université de Sherbrooke, École de Gestion, (PRISME – Pôle de recherche in intelligence stratégique et multidimensionelle d’enterprise), Sherbrooke, Canada. 

 

  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
    • Kleber Francisco Esposto (institutional representative)
      Kleber F. Espôsto is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Production Engineering of the São Carlos Engineering School of the University of São Paulo (EESC-USP). He received his BS, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo. Prior to become a Professor at USP (in 2010), Kleber worked as a consultant on Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing for ten years. His main research topics of interest are on multiple and dynamic Supply Chains Management, Production Planning and Control and Lean Thinking applied on manufacturing, healthcare and office environments. 
    • Eduardo de Senzi Zancul

      Eduardo Zancul has been Assistant Professor at the Department of Production Engineering of the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (POLI-USP) since 2009. He is a Mechanical Engineer and earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo. Prior to joining USP, Eduardo was a project manager at Bain & Company, a management consultancy company. He was also a research assistant at RWTH Aachen University in Germany between 2005 and 2007 and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2015. At POLI-USP, Eduardo is the cofounder and one of the coordinators of InovaLab@POLI. His main research interests include Product Lifecycle Management, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Education, focusing on Design Education.

 

  • Instituto Federal de São Paulo (IFSP)
    • Francisco Ignácio Giocondo César (institutional representative)
      Francisco I. Giocondo César has been a Professor at the Industrial Department of Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP – Campus Piracicaba) since 2011. He is also an invited researcher in the Production Engineering Graduate Program at the Campinas State University (FCA – UNICAMP – Limeira). He is a Mechanical Engineer (UNESP) that obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Production Engineering at the Methodist University of Piracicaba – UNIMEP, and he is currently in his post-doctorate in Production Engineering at FCA – UNICAMP. He has certified qualifications in Project Management (PMI) and Green Belt. Professional experience of 23 years as an International Project Manager on TRW and Caterpillar Brazil. Francisco is a founding member of the SC4 (Collaborative Research Network on Supply Chain 4.0), member of Engineer Association Brazil – Germany (VDI) and National Association of Research and Development of Innovative Companies (ANPEI). His current research interests are related to Lean Production, Six Sigma, Industry 4.0, and emergent Technologies. 

 

  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)
    • Edson Pinheiro de Lima (institutional representative)

      Dr. Edson Pinheiro de Lima is a Professor of Operations & Technology Management at the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR), Brazil. His research and teaching is in operations strategy, performance measurement, management and analytics, strategic management, organizational design and sustainable operations. In 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Logistics and Production Engineering Laboratory of the Production Engineering, Business and Statistics Department of the Industrial Engineering School at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. In 2007 he was also a Visiting Academic at the Operations Management Group of the Warwick Business School, UK. For the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) he has reviewed several proposals and was granted the status of “CNPq Researcher” for two consecutive three-year terms. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters on various aspects of operations management. He is a Director Board Member of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (SEMS/IIE), leading the International Committee. He is a Board Member of the International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR). He serves the Engineering Management Journal (ASEM/USA) as an associate editor. He also is a member of Production Online Journal (ABEPRO), and Product and Production Journal (P&P) editorial scientific council. He has been working as a referee for Production Journal (ABEPRO), Brazilian Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABEPRO), International Journal of Production Economics (Elsevier/Science Direct), Industrial Management and Data Systems (Emerald), International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Emerald), Management Research Review (Emerald), Management Decision (Emerald), International Journal of Production Research (Taylor and Francis), IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Oxford University Press), Engineering Management Journal (ASEM), and Latin American Business Review (Taylor and Francis). He is a founder member of the Industrial Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering Groups at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, were he served as the Head of the Control Systems and Automation Engineering Department and the Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator. He was the Higher Education Director of the Campus in the City of Pato Branco at the Federal University of Technology – Parana (UTFPR). He still is a Faculty Member (part time) at the Curitiba Campus of the UTFPR. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering (Automation) from University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Technology – Parana (UTFPR). During his Ph.D. he spent 12 months as a Visiting Researcher at the Logistics and Production Engineering Laboratory of the Production Engineering, Business and Statistics Department of the Industrial Engineering School at Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.

  • Malmö University
    • Sven Packmohr (institutional representative)
      Sven received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management in the Digital Economy from the University of Osnabrück, Germany. After, he worked for universities in Oman, Sweden, and Turkey. Currently, he is involved in a research project with fellows in Germany called digitaltransformation.win. The aim is to identify drivers, factors for acceptance and barriers which foster or hinder the application of digital transformation. Next steps are comparisons between countries and evolvement into other industries. Sven is also a member of the Data Society, which is a multidisciplinary research program started at Malmö University.