Eduardo Zancul

Eduardo Zancul
University of São Paulo | USP · Departamento de Engenharia de Produção (PRO) (POLI)

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Capstone design courses aim to provide students with real-life, complex, and complete design experiences. Students typically work in teams to design solutions for problems presented by partners. Capstone design courses have been widely disseminated with positive results, and there is a sturdy body of literature on the subject. However, it has been...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) has been used to produce complex parts usually in small batch sizes. Recently, AM has been gaining importance with the development of new production technologies encompassing a wider range of materials. These new technologies allow broader AM application in the industry, beyond traditional usage in rapid prototyping. As...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a method for adopting an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled product-service system (PSS) considering business model and product enhancements. The method focusses on business process implications of IoT. The paper also discusses a real application of the proposed method to the machinery industry. Desi...
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It’s widely known that most wheelchair users strongly prefer not to use the onboard lavatory during flights, even when said accessible by compliances. However, very few improvements have been noticed in recent years to improve accessibility and allow, for instance, assisted transfers. The purpose of this study was the development of a new concept o...
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Design thinking does not have a consensually defined construct in the academic literature. This foundational fragility hinders theory building in the field. This study addresses this gap by providing a construct of design thinking following guidelines for developing theory-building instruments. We propose a non-normative, comprehensive construct co...
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Due to the increase of the complexity of the products and the shorter time-to-market, it is also necessary to develop the required tooling to attend to the planned deadlines. This scenario requires advancing the state-of-the-art frontier to improve the tooling competitiveness and productivity. To achieve such improvement and increase in competitive...
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Innovation Ecosystems encompass a set of stakeholders that establish collaborative relationships in order to enhance innovation outcomes. At the same time, Learning Factories are frequently implemented as a result of a joint endeavor involving several stakeholders. Current literature exploring the role of Learning Factories as Innovation Ecosystems...
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Ecosystem management (EM) encompasses all the activities required to design and manage ecosystems for distributed value creation. Although the literature represents a growing body of knowledge on the unique challenges related to operating within an ecosystem, there is a limited understanding of EM from an organisational perspective, including its g...
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Manufacturing Execution System (MES) has been applied to plan and manage production on the shop floor level. Some of its functions include monitoring output, quality control data, and operator productivity. It works between the automation layer and the administrative IT systems, enabling the vertical integration of information. Although MES has alr...
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Over the last decade, Learning Factories literature has evolved significantly. Existing Learning Factories definitions and morphology are already well established. Regarding the implementation process, a few models and several case studies are provided. The existing models and cases are mainly based on the Learning Factory implementation as a singl...
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The industry has been working to increase product variety while maintaining economies of scale for many years already. Mass customization strategies, product platforms, and modularity have provided the conceptual fundaments for increased product variety, targeting segmented customer needs in the last decades. Recently, technologies related to Indus...
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Purpose – This paper aims to analyze the most relevant and present technologies in Learning Factories, to analyze how these technologies can be integrated and how to analyze how this environment operates given the shortage of a specialist workforce. Theoretical framework - The new technological landscape, also known as Industry 4.0, requires traine...
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Purpose of Review Additive manufacturing (AM) is a rapidly evolving field traditionally utilized in non-medical industries. Recently, the medical use of AM is expanding, especially in orthopedics. The goal of this article is presenting the principles of AM and its main applications in orthopedics. Recent Findings The main indications for AM in ort...
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Digital Twin advances have provided the conceptual ground for integrating a physical product with its digital representation. However, Digital Twin implementation has been focused on the beginning of life and manufacturing optimization, leaving space for developing a Digital Twin model that encompasses and connects different stages of the entire pr...
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Goal: The paper aims to increase the understanding of the results and challenges that arise when running R&D projects based on multiple partners and the integration of Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile concepts. Design / Methodology / Approach: We followed a case study approach in the electricity sector. Two project cases were studied, usin...
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Design thinking has been increasingly adopted as an approach to support innovation in healthcare. Recent publications report design thinking application to various innovation projects, across medical specialties, including paediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopaedics and surgery, as well as to innovation in hospital...
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In recent years, several IT systems have been applied to collect different types of data concerning the full product lifecycle. As a result of Industry 4.0 developments, the amount of product information collected over the entire lifecycle has been growing. Information and communication technology is employed to digitally mirror the lifecycle of a...
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Purpose This study discusses the application of Insider Action Research to the systematic integration of an environmental perspective into industrial product innovation processes and projects. Applying Insider Action Research, it aims at a broader integration between top-down and bottom-up and soft and hard perspectives in the intersection of ecode...
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Design Thinking is as an effective approach to drive innovation and conceive new solutions and it can be used to improve product development process outcomes. As Design Thinking has attracted increasingly interest among scholars and practitioners in past decade, many authors have written about how Design Thinking led to successful cases of product...
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This study assessed the disinfection using 70% ethanol; H2O2-quaternary ammonium salt mixture; 0.1% sodium hypochlorite and autoclaving of four 3D-printed face shields with different designs, visor materials; and visor thickness (0.5-0.75 mm). We also investigated their clinical suitability by applying a questionnaire to health workers (HW) who use...
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O termo Indústria 4.0 vem ganhando força desde 2011, quando foi cunhado na Alemanha. Desde então, diversas iniciativas pedagógicas e do mercado passaram a fomentar e disseminar a necessidade de alterações na forma como a tecnologia deve ser aplicada. Diante desse contexto, esta pesquisa se propõe a estruturar um modelo de negócios que permita a con...
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Adequate software selection among available alternatives in the market is considered one of the most critical factors for successful software implementation. Identifying the commercial software that could better support a company's business processes is a demanding effort. Current software selection methods do not always take advantage of the knowl...
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Purpose: The solution described in this paper allows wheelchair users with reduced mobility or physical disabilities to move independently throughout an aircraft and to board and disembark autonomously. Materials and methods: A motorized aircraft seat was developed to substitute current aircraft aisle wheelchairs. The real-scale functional prototyp...
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Digital Twins enable the analysis of systems under real world conditions using multiphysics models, sensors and bidirectional data connections between the digital and its physical twin. At the Research Lab of the Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) of Technische Universität Darmstadt, a Digital Twin demonstrator was developed that enable...
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The Digital Twin is the following development of ongoing improvements in communicational technologies, decreasing hardware costs and the need for products with decentralized decision-making abilities. In order to improve the qualities of decisions, there is the requirement for an easy, reliable way to transport data between Digital Twins, even if t...
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This paper discusses the implementation case of a Learning Factory in a public state university in Brazil. The context involved industrial policy requirement to quickly disseminate Industry 4.0 technologies and practices with limited resources. Operational characteristics were defined, including the product, assembly process, and technologies to be...
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Machine vision has seen an increasing potential for adoption in manufacturing due to increasing technology performance and decreasing costs. In this scenario, a demonstrator in a Learning Factory may support industry assessment and students’ training. This research presents two machine vision applications in a Learning Factory – a quality control s...
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Resumo Em função de mudanças competitivas no setor elétrico, como digitalização, descarbonização e descentralização, bem como o crescente direcionamento para desenvolvimento de projetos de inovação orientados à aplicação, empresas atuantes no setor elétrico brasileiro buscam repensar suas abordagens de inovação. O presente trabalho apresenta um est...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies allow the manufacturing of parts directly from 3D models. These technologies, initially focused on rapid prototyping applications, have been increasingly considered for the production of final functional parts with high value added. The strengths and advantages of current AM processes include support for imp...
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The electricity sector is in the midst of a structural change driven by new technologies. In Brazil, the electricity sector regulation has mechanisms to foster innovation, including investments in R&D. Recently, the regulatory agency and the industry have been calling for approaches to increase the rate at which R&D departments generate solutions t...
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Context The electricity sector faces competitive pressures due to the emergence of new forces such as decentralization, decarbonization, and digitalization [1]. Seeking innovative outcomes, a Latin American electricity company has designed an R&D model based on alliances with multiple partners, including universities and startups, leading to govern...
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Novel manufacturing concepts and technologies emerge in the environment of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, thus requiring new skills and abilities. However, technologies are associated with uncertainties related to technical specifications of products and production processes. Being able to identify and create strategi...
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Hemolysis is a challenging problem and still represents a frequent source of errors in blood test laboratory practice. Due to the broad and heterogeneous bias induced in the measurement of several parameters by hemolysis, inaccurate results may be reported, and the patient may be required to repeat sample collection, delaying diagnosis. Existing au...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a high-valued production application for the manufacture of functional parts. Despite significant advances in the AM field, numerous challenges remain regarding the integration of AM processes into a complete, generic, and adaptive digital thread based on standards. These challenges hinder the adoption of AM in tradit...
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This paper aims to analyze the application of Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) principles in a two-staged R&D project selection process based on alternative technology routes for grant allocation. A case study approach is applied in the field of sustainable solutions. The SBCE process occurred in two stages. First, six proposals were selecte...
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Increasingly cost competitive Internet of Things embedded solutions support the transition of traditional business models to Product-Service Systems. One of the most challenging but rewarding PSS types is maintenance. This work aims to discuss the differences between a traditional time/use-based maintenance model in opposition to an IoT-enabled mai...
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The current manufacture challenges are closely linked to the aim of digitalizing the product, the process and the means of production. In such aspects, information about the production processes is available in real-time, allowing managers to act on digital models and, through them, apply decisions in real systems. Thus, having a mirror model or a...
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Resumo Este artigo estabelece uma comparação entre os principais planos executados pelo governo chinês para elevar o patamar tecnológico de sua economia e a plataforma Industrie 4.0, patrocinada pelo governo da Alemanha. Referência mundial para países avançados e emergentes, a plataforma Industrie 4.0 prenunciou profundas transformações no universo...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has become an important agenda in the advanced manufacturing environment. In order to encourage IoT application and assure an appropriate selection of processes to be improved by IoT technology, a group of analysis criteria must be highlighted to give the companies a tool to perform the correct selection. This study aim...
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This work presents the proposal of a reference model for research projects for the development of assistive technology (AT) product concepts for the air transport sector based on a design thinking approach. The proposed model is a result of the evaluation of a set of research projects conducted by teams of researchers and undergraduate students. Ba...
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Apesar das recentes melhorias no projeto de cadeiras de bordo, as soluções existentes ainda não permitem que passageiros com deficiência física ou mobilidade reduzida se movimentem de forma independente durante o processo de embarque e desembarque das aeronaves, exigindo o apoio de funcionários das companhias aéreas em vários movimentos. O objetivo...
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Apesar das recentes melhorias no projeto de cadeiras de bordo, as soluções existentes ainda não permitem que passageiros com deficiência física ou mobilidade reduzida se movimentem de forma independente durante o processo de embarque e desembarque das aeronaves, exigindo o apoio de funcionários das companhias aéreas em vários movimentos. O objetivo...
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A medição do desempenho é uma importante ferramenta para a gestão da educação em instituições de ensino superior. Nelas, esse tipo de mensuração é especialmente interessante, pois se revela útil para a gestão da universidade, sobretudo no que diz respeito ao acompanhamento de resultados e metas e ao atendimento de demandas externas. Diversos stakeh...
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Digital Twin (DT) is being considered a significant enabler for Industry 4.0 initiatives. Within Industry 4.0, the amount of digital product information generated and collected over the entire lifecycle has been growing. Current information and communication technologies, including data storage, data processing, and wireless data transmission, may...
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Digital Twin (DT) is being considered a significant enabler for Industry 4.0 initiatives. Within Industry 4.0, the amount of digital product information generated and collected over the entire lifecycle has been growing. Current information and communication technologies, including data storage, data processing, and wireless data transmission, may...
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Digital Twin technology is increasingly gaining importance for digitizing industry. Even if digital twin technology still needs fundamental research, its significance for industry has become very visible, as digital twin technology is a key success factor to professionalize Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications. Industrie 4.0 as an initiative t...
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Product development processes require prototypes to materialise ideas and share concepts. Prototypes’ nature can be classified as convergent or divergent. Converging prototypes represent an evolution of a concept, while diverging ones seek to cover different solution paths. The diverging group includes the “Dark Horse” prototype, which calls for th...
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Product development processes require prototypes to materialise ideas and share concepts. Prototypes’ nature can be classified as convergent or divergent. Converging prototypes represent an evolution of a concept, while diverging ones seek to cover different solution paths. The diverging group includes the “Dark Horse” prototype, which calls for th...
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The con­cept of cir­cu­lar­ity has been widely dis­cussed in the lit­er­a­ture, but the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the cir­cu­lar econ­omy con­cept at the mi­cro-level re­mains un­ex­plored. It is still not clear what are the an­tecedents for cir­cu­lar econ­omy im­ple­men­ta­tion at the in­dus­try level. Cleaner pro­duc­tion prin­ci­ples and prac­tices...
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The present study aims to identify patterns and roles that can be played by research universities in emerging entrepreneurship ecosystems. Its methodology is based on a case study of the University of São Paulo, analyzing three startups born inside the university and the characteristics of its development processes. As a conclusion, we identify str...
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The competitive global market creates challenges like shortened product life cycles and high level of customization with lower costs. Therefore, it is necessary to make investments to achieve competitive gains. In this scenario, qualification of human resources is a factor of success in the global competition. To fulfill this requirement, a new way...
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The aim of the article is to present the requirements for a PDP reference model for medical devices. The methodological approach selected is a case study of six medical devices projects, carried out at the research group in which this article is inserted. The results of theoretical and empirical research show the initial requirements and the import...
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RESUMO O competitivo mercado global cria desafios como a redução do ciclo de vida de produtos e alto nível de personalização com custos baixos. Nesse cenário, a qualificação dos recursos humanos é um fator de sucesso na competição global. Para cumprir este requisito, foi desenvolvida uma nova maneira de aprender que integra a educação em um ambient...
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RESUMO A demanda por soluções de acessibilidade e de tecnologia assistiva (TA) é crescente frente ao envelhecimento e ao crescimento da população mundial previstos para as próximas décadas. Especificamente no setor de transporte aéreo, acessibilidade e soluções de TA são questões críticas e, muitas vezes, complexas de serem adotadas devido a fatore...
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O CONCEITO DE ECONOMIA CIRCULAR TEM SIDO DISCUTIDO COMO UMA ABORDAGEM PROMISSORA RUMO À SUSTENTABILIDADE. NO ENTANTO, A INTEGRAÇÃO DE PRINCÍPIOS DE ECONOMIA CIRCULAR ÀS PRÁTICAS DE NEGÓCIO REQUER MODIFICAÇÕES EM DIVERSOS SUBSISTEMAS DAS EMPPRESAS, E A IMPLEMENTAÇÃO PRÁTICA DO CONCEITO É AINDA LIMITADA. AS CAPACIDADES (CAPABILITIES) NECESSÁRIAS PARA...
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The relentless blossoming of technologies in a select group of advanced countries is changing production and services models designed in the past century. Some breakthrough advances have the potential to disrupt entire industries, services, and alter the way people work, consume and live. Digitization, extreme connectivity and automation are remaki...
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O objetivo deste trabalho é investigar a gestão de stakeholders no contexto de projetos de mudan-ça organizacional. Adicionalmente, o trabalho investiga como o Design Thinking pode ajudar na gestão de stakeholders. A abordagem metodológica utilizada foi a de estudo de caso, cuja unidade de análise foi um projeto de integração dos processos de traba...