Luciana Hazin Alencar

Luciana Hazin Alencar
Federal University of Pernambuco | UFPE · Departamento de Engenharia de Produção

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For construction companies, the decision about whether to bid for a project is a strategic decision. This paper provides a model for assessing project attractiveness levels and deciding whether to submit a proposal. The model introduces a classification model that incorporates fuzzy preferential information to evaluate project attractiveness under...
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Purpose This paper aims to propose a conceptual framework to integrate a maturity model to the supply chain (SC) strategy, in order to understand how a maturity model can be useful in diagnosing and developing the capabilities of SC business processes (BPs) to meet SC's strategy. Design/methodology/approach The proposed framework was based on an S...
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Allocating projects to project managers (PM) is a crucial decision in project management. Choosing the PM must be undertaken in a structured way, and thereby take into account the needs of the project and the PM’s competences and availability. The proposed model optimises the total time that PMs have available and takes into account the constraint...
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Many companies have difficulties in filling managerial positions. This is because there is a lack in understanding of the competencies that a manager must have. This is as true for those responsible for selecting managers as it is for the employee who aspires to be a manager. Furthermore, the construction industry seeks to appoint managers who are...
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Selecting the right supplier for an assignment, as well as evaluating this supplier's performance while the contract is being implemented, plays an important role in ensuring a good project outcome. In this context, this paper presents the results of a systematic literature review of the criteria and the methods used in the phases of selecting and...
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The subcontractor’s selection problem is currently treated as a supply chain problem with a prequalification procedure to balance the main objectives of the client: cost, quality, and time. Unfortunately, most of the selection processes are analysed under the same methodology without considering that variations in project, type of activity, and oth...
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Purpose – This paper aims to put forward a group multicriteria supplier selection model to select suppliers adequate to companies needs in food industries. Selecting the right suppliers has become a strategic problem for firms. This decision should take into account several factors,which involve both quantitative and qualitative considerations and,...
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This paper puts forward a proposal for a multicriteria decision model for prioritizing technologies that are critical for power generation in the energy sector. It deals with the context of imprecise information regarding importance of criteria; then an integration of surrogate weights with the PROMETHEE method is undertaken in order to approach th...
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Value-Focused Thinking (VFT) provides a systematic approach to structure complex decisions for subsequent analysis. It is a powerful complement to decision analysis and its application has been growing in recent years. This paper discusses the application of VFT in Brazil to three problems in different contexts: water management, information system...
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Driven by the increasing supplier's involvement in the overall performance of the purchaser, companies have become more demanding in their choices, which led to the incorporation of a variety of evaluation criteria in the decision making process. The importance and complexity of the hiring decision, in turn, have encouraged the search for new tools...
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The increase in competitiveness in the construction industry has been compelling companies to offer better quality products that are completed on time. This is not an easy task. One of the essential aspects to be catered for so as to reach this aim is to engage on adequate planning, which involves prioritizing the activities to be carried out. This...
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The increasing importance assigned to supplier relationship management has alerted firms about how to select their suppliers. Since companies are focusing on their core competencies and relying on suppliers so as to have more competitive advantage in their processes, selecting and monitoring suppliers have been shown to be strategic activities that...
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Plaster is a material which is widely used in Brazil on construction sites. However, its use in recent years has been limited by a legal resolution on the environment introduced in Brazil. One of the regions most affected by these restrictions is the Northeast where the strategic importance of plaster for the region is apparent from the extensive e...
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Nowadays, supplier selection has become a strategic activity for many companies that wish to increase the competitiveness of their supply chain. The tendency is to maintain a long-term relationship based on trust and commitment. To achieve this aim, it is necessary to re-structure the supplier selection process, incorporate more criteria in the eva...
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Researchers and practitioners have taken an increasing interest in analyzing outsourcing, particularly with regard to selecting contracts. In several situations, there is more than one person who is in charge of decision processes related to outsourcing and the preferences of all those involved must be considered in an appropriate way. Therefore, t...
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Often decisions taken in organizations are made by a group of people, and in order to build a collective decision, the preferences of individuals must be considered. The two most useful approaches to aggregating individual preferences are the aggregation of individual judgments and the aggregation of individual priorities. This paper focuses on the...
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The building industry plays a key role in the development of the country’s economy. Many companies from this sector, however, are facing several difficulties, often due to poor project management. This paper highlights the importance of an efficient multiple project management approach in these organizations, and draws attention to the factors resp...
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The field of project management has historically focused on the administration of one project at a time, a focus that is insufficient given the growing need for organizations to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The requirements of Multiple Project Management (MPM) involves demands and practices that are different from those of single projec...
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Selecting a project team is a complex multi-criteria decision-making problem. For this reason, one appropriate way to tackle such problems involves the use of multi-criteria decision aid methods. However, most of the decisions taken regarding the selection of project teams are made by a group of people. It is this which changes the focus of the pro...
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O gerenciamento de projetos individuais não se faz suficiente nas organizações atuais, uma vez que muitos deles são gerenciados em um meio de múltiplos projetos. Entretanto, o gerenciamento de múltiplos projetos (GMP) possui características específicas e exige técnicas de gerenciamento diferenciadas. Nessa tendência, o setor da construção civil é o...
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This study presents a model for supporting project managers to focus on the main tasks of a project network using a multiple criteria decision aid (MCDA) approach. A MCDA structure is important for dealing with this kind of problem, in the context of the project manager, when he/she solving a decision problem, taking into account several, often con...
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Several authors have been studying group decision making over the years, which indicates how relevant it is. This paper presents a multicriteria group decision model based on ELECTRE IV and VIP Analysis methods, to those cases where there is great divergence among the decision makers. This model includes two stages. In the first, the ELECTRE IV met...
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A gestão de projetos vem sendo alvo de inúmeros estudos nos últimos anos, uma vez que os projetos estão se tornando cada vez mais complexos. Os fornecedores exercem papéis cruciais na gestão de projetos, estando envolvidos em uma rede de atividades conectadas que, se não desenvolvidas de forma adequada, podem comprometer o sucesso do projeto. Dessa...
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The project management has been the target of numerous studies in recent years since projects have become increasingly complex. The suppliers play crucial roles in project management being involved in a network of connected activities, which if not developed appropriatel, can compromise the success of the project. Hence, there has been a growing ne...
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Este trabalho apresenta um modelo mais estruturado para o processo decisório no que diz respeito à gestão de materiais na construção civil. O processo de gestão de materiais tem assumido grande relevância, apontando seu caráter estratégico de potencial redutor de custos e propulsor da inovação tecnológica e organizacional das empresas de construção...
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This paper discusses a more structured model for the decision-making process with regard to management material process, through the application of the multicriteria decision aid method as a support in one model. The management material process has assumed great relevance due to its strategic role on reducing costs and pushing up the construction c...
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Abstract: Abstract: Tasks are very often undertaken on the basis of extremely informal planning, which means there is often inadequate knowledge of the tasks to be performed and of the necessary steps to be taken by construction managers and those responsible for carrying out the job. In this paper, a more structured model for the decision-making p...