About the lab

Researches in the field of Supply Chain and Operations Management involing themes such as Maturity Management, Information and Knowledge Management, Impacts of Industry 4.0 on Supply Chains amongst other related studies

Featured research (12)

Background: Industry 4.0 is one of the topics related to manufacturing, supply chainand logistics that has received great interest from the academic community, organizations andgovernments in the last decade. Problem statement: Several published articles discuss and seek toconceptualize what the fourth industrial revolution is, but no research relates Industry 4.0 in thecontext of logistics service providers (LSPs) in a clear and structured way. Objectives: This studyaims to fill this research gap, proposing a conceptual framework and addressing the challenges,barriers and organizational dimensions that need adaptation to insert LSPs in the new Industry4.0 environment. Methods: This theoretical and conceptual study uses the Systematic LiteratureReview (SLR) as a research method to understand the Industry 4.0 phenomenon in the context ofLSPs. Contributions: The relevant constructs identified in this research will help professionals andorganizations that provide logistics services to develop strategies and encourage new research in thefield of Industry 4.0 from the perspective of LSPs. Results: In addition, this research identified andgenerally consolidated six dimensions, as a result of this innovative study a conceptual frameworkis presented
Purpose A globalized world demands proactive tactics from organizational supply chains. Companies should be capable of mitigating the impacts of natural and manmade disasters, which requires that they understand their stages of maturity and resilience. This study develops a theoretical model of the relationship between maturity and resilience, seeking to guide decision-making about aligning these two concepts. Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review was conducted to identify the constructs that form the basis for our proposed maturity and resilience model. Findings The authors identified the key constructs related to maturity and resilience by analyzing the existing literature and selected 13 constructs and 3 maturity stages to construct our maturity and resilience model. Research limitations/implications This research contributes to the supply chain management literature, especially that involving the themes of maturity and resilience. It can encourage research to develop future empirical research in the field to validate and overcome the limitations of the initial model the authors propose. Practical implications The authors’ proposed model supports supply chain managers in establishing strategies to increase resilience based on the maturity of the chains they manage, enabling them to face crises such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Originality/value The model presents a holistic view of maturity and resilience in supply chains contributing to supply chain theory by examining the alignment between the two themes.
Organizational Knowledge Management (OKM) has a great potential to contribute to companies and nations. The highest complexity of its application may be found in the scope of the Supply Chain (SC), due to being composed of numerous interrelated organizations, often with quite different characteristics. In addition, the current context of the fourth Industrial Revolution, also called Industry 4.0 (I4.0) that, when occurring within SC, gave birth to what has been called Supply Chain 4.0 (SC4.0), the context in which even more complex challenges to KM could be expected. Since scientific investigations at the intersection of these themes (KM and SC4.0) are still scarce, this research conducts a systematic literature review and a content analysis, both aiming to consolidate the related state-of-the-art of scientific development, capable of sustaining further advances in the field to tackle its new and challenging aspects. It complements and expands previous literature reviews in terms of its focus on SC4.0. In addition, it proposes, grounded in the results achieved, a conceptual model for KM in the context of SC4.0. It was identified that I4.0 brought important changes to the management of supply chains of the Industry 4.0 era and KM within it, although human factor-mainly behavior and relationships-remain a central aspect despite the increased adoption of a broad range of new technologies. Factors that enhance or limit KM in SC4.0 were also discussed and summarized, as well as the main relationships between them. In addition, gaps, limitations, and opportunities for future research are presented.
A pesquisa aborda o tema compras governamentais a partir da análise de conteúdo de Acórdãos do Tribunal de Contas da União emitidos para as universidades federais brasileiras entre 2017 e 2018, abrangendo a aquisição de material de consumo e bens permanentes. Esse conteúdo apresentou exigências para a gestão universitária sobre compras governamentais, licitação e procedimentos no pregão eletrônico. Foram selecionados 41 Acórdãos dentre mais de 49 mil emitidos nesse período. Na análise de conteúdo constatou-se que houve repetição de uma mesma recomendação de auditoria para diferentes universidades, fato que evidencia a necessidade de monitoramento para implantação de práticas em gestão da informação. Os resultados apontam para exigências de aprimoramento da gestão universitária, tais como a sistematização de conhecimentos tácitos em manuais sobre os procedimentos nas compras governamentais. A investigação aborda uma área considerada de baixa materialidade pela auditoria, mas de alto risco de responsabilização personalíssima para as autoridades competentes das universidades federais brasileiras.
The various positive impacts that knowledge management (KM) offers to organisations that effectively apply it are fully consolidated in the literature. Nonetheless, even large enterprises, although usually abundant of human, financial and technological resources, are not always expressively successful on applying that concept. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) present numerous additional characteristics, challenges and obstacles to the implantation of KM. To contribute to change that reality, it is clear from the scientific perspective the importance of the effort to consolidate the state of art of knowledge on this field, especially because the last similar work dates to 2012 and significant research in different countries has been produced since then. In addition, just a few of previous works have their main goal like what is here presented. Thus, the present article is a systematic review of the literature of the relevant specificities of SMEs for KM in a global perspective.

Lab head

Guilherme F. Frederico
  • Departamento de Administração Geral e Aplicada
About Guilherme F. Frederico
  • Professor at Federal University of Paraná - UFPR - School of Management. Professor of MSc and PhD in Information Management at UFPR. Research Interests in Supply Chain Management - SCM Maturity, Knowledge Mangement in SCM, Digital Transformation in SCM and Performance Management in SCM. More than 10 years of Professional Experience having worked in Strategic Positions atn Global and Large Companies in Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Logistics Sevice Segments. Academic papers published in international journals and presented in global research conferences as a result from my researches findings.

Members (5)

Jeanfrank Teodoro Dantas Sartori
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná
Luiz Carlos Roque Júnior
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná
Ricardo Silva
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná
Edson Martins
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná
Wagner Luiz Botnar
  • Universidade Federal do Paraná