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Miguel Afonso Sellitto

Miguel Afonso Sellitto
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil · Production and Systems Engineering Graduate Program (MSc and PhD levels)

PhD
Research on advanced manufacturing systems (flexible/sustainable supply chains, maintenance, complexity, chaotic models)

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Introduction
Full professor and researcher at PhD School of Production and Systems Engineering, PPGEPS, Unisinos and CNPq (Brazil). International Teaching Board Member and visiting professor at PhD School of Industrial Innovation Engineering, DISMI, Unimore (Italy). Research interest: Advanced, flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems, maintenance and reliability of manufacturing systems, sustainable manufacturing and supply chains, energy management, complexity, automation, chaotic models.
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March 2020 - December 2021
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Visiting professor at the Ph.D. School of Industrial Innovation Engineering, DISMI
August 2000 - September 2021
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS
Position
  • Professor
August 2000 - present
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Researcher granted by CNPq
Education
March 2002 - May 2005
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering

Publications

Publications (260)
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The purpose of this article is to identify the main leverage points that can accelerate the results of the resocialization program via prison work implemented in one of the states of Brazil. The research method was design science research. The main research technique was a systemic analysis, a technique belonging to the field of knowledge of the so...
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The purpose of this article is to support choices in maintenance strategy for critical equipment of a manufacturer of the chemical industry considering implications in manufacturing priorities. The research method is quantitative modeling. The object is a set of five critical machines of a company in the process industry. The study develops a frame...
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The purpose of this study is to propose and test a tree-like structure for assessing the operational performance of an eco-industrial park composed of a managerial, focal company, and five manufacturing companies that exchange, generate, or reuse energy, waste, and by-products from different sources. The top term is the EIP operational overall perf...
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The aim of this article is to diagnose the situation of electromobility in local government units of Polish municipalities. Besides the main features of the communes, the issue of type of strategy that is being built was raised, what are the trends in this respect, and how public transport fits into them? The empirical basis was a survey conducted...
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This study aimed to develop a mathematical model of moisture diffusion applied to estimate the shelf life of glassy confection. The model was applied and validated on hard candies produced on an industrial scale at temperatures of 20 and 25°C. The results of the predicted and experimental shelf life at 20°C and 75.5% RH were 41 and 39 days respecti...
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This study aims to evaluate the financial and economic feasibility of implementing a biorefinery to process the solid waste, called brewers’ spent grain, generated in the production of craft beer into special flour. In addition, to present a path for open innovation in the possibility of replication of the process and technology used in the plant....
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This study describes how industrial symbiosis is reposed in studies dealing with the Brazilian context. This study was based on a systematic literature review in the Scopus and Web of Science databases, relying on the Prisma method and a research protocol. The results embrace quantitative and qualitative aspects such as the number of publications,...
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Resumo:a previsão de demanda é uma metodologia da administração de empresas para estimar um valor futuro de uma grandeza de interesse. Realizar previsões de demanda significa reconhecer padrões de comportamento em séries históricas e predizer o comportamento futuro ou, ainda, identificar fatores causais que afetam o comportamento e extrapolá-lo. Es...
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The purpose of this article is to choose a maintenance procedure for the critical equipment of a forging production line with five machines. The research method is quantitative modelling and simulation. The main research technique includes retrieving time between failure and time to repair data and find the most likely distribution that has produce...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate empirically whether the presence of dependence influences the strength and direction of the relationship between social capital and operational performance. Design/methodology/approach The authors tested two effects, moderator and mediator, of the dependence between social capital and operational...
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The purpose of this study is to choose an order dispatching rule and measure the work-in-process and lead-time in the production process of a conveyor chain manufacturer. The main strategic issue for the manufacturer is dependability, which requires meeting deadlines and managing internal lead-times. The study integrates two techniques, workload co...
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In recent times, the construction industry has been handling circular economy strategies in order to face the most important challenges in the sector, namely the lack of raw materials and the environmental impacts derived from all the processes linked to the entire supply chain. The industrial symbiosis approach represents an effective strategy to...
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The purpose of this study was to compare the competitive priorities of the slow and fast fashion retail operations of large retailers in an emerging economy. The study embraces the six largest Brazilian companies operating both fast and slow fashion businesses. The methodological path comprises a qualitative phase, in which four experts review the...
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In the last decades, the wine industry has become extremely competitive, offering a diversified range of products to a global market. The increasing global competition has led wine producers around the world to seek new strategies to stand out in the market. Among these strategies, the role of sustainability practices in the processes of wine-makin...
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Sustainability and environmental concerns have been important topics of discussion in recent decades. Green supply chain management assures the effectiveness of public and company policies in greening their operations, increasing the market share, improving the company image and reputation, and increasing profits. The objective of this article is t...
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Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos (RSU) se originam de atividades domésticas, comerciais, industriais e de interações antrópicas. Nos últimos anos, a geração de RSU tem aumentado significativamente e a sua reciclagem é uma alternativa para reduzir a quantidade a gerenciar. Cooperativas de catadores e a indústria da reciclagem podem contribuir para mitigar o...
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The purpose of this article is to identify barriers, drivers, and the structure of the relationships that support industrial symbiosis initiatives in a network of Brazilian manufacturing companies. Two steelmaking plants are the anchor tenants of the network comprising a cement manufacturer, a thermoelectric generation plant, a lead ingots manufact...
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In order to face the different pressures associated with the environmental damage generated by production processes, the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) approach is an alternative for manufacturing companies, as it allows them to have more sustainable operations, especially, in relation to other players, through environmental collaboration. Th...
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Renewable energy technologies integration within industrial districts can boost carbon emissions reduction in the industry sector. The eco-industrial parks model promotes the sustainable use of energy and the application of energy synergies and energy exchanges that can include renewable sources of energy. This paper presents an optimization method...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to evaluate the after-sales strategy of an industrial equipment manufacturer. Design/methodology/approach The research study’s object is the Brazilian operation of a company belonging to a multinational group that designs, manufactures and installs technology-based equipment. The research method is qualitative...
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The purpose of this study is to identify how open innovation variables influence the competitive capability of manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in a regional territory in Southern Brazil. The research method is a survey of 67 SMEs in Southern Brazil that provided data for an ordinary least squares (OLS) regression model encompassin...
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Purpose From the green supply chain management (GSCM) approach, the purpose of this paper is to propose a green index as a benchmarking tool to assess environmental performance in manufacturing companies. The index involves 10 green practices and 46 performance dimensions, which were identified by way of an exhaustive literature review. Design/met...
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This paper aims to present a competitiveness scale, outlining the variables that influence competitiveness in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Southern Brazil. Using survey data from 72 industrial SME managers, the Multi-Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT) was applied to a model to measure Brazilian SMEs’ competitiveness rates. The variable...
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The purpose of this article is to analyze and describe sustainable practices based on biodiversity assets adopted by one of the largest global cosmetics company, located in Brazil. The company occupies the 19th position of the Global Ranking 100 Sustainability. The research method is bibliographic research that employed open, non‐classified documen...
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Purpose The purpose of this article is to compare design choices and assess the structural complexity of six manufacturing supply chains (SCs) of the Brazilian wind turbine industry. Design/methodology/approach The research method is quantitative modeling. This study adopts the social network perspective to provide a broad set of network metrics f...
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One of the benefits of modularity in manufacturing is the reduction in time for completion of orders. Although the literature exploits such benefits theoretically, there is a lack of empirical evidence to support it. The purpose of this study is to provide such evidence of the cause-effect relationship between modularity and reduction in completion...
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One of the benefits of modularity in manufacturing is the reduction in time for completion of orders. Although the literature exploits such benefits theoretically, there is a lack of empirical evidence to support it. The purpose of this study is to provide such evidence of the cause-effect relationship between modularity and reduction in completion...
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One of the benefits of modularity in manufacturing is the reduction in time for completion of orders. Although the literature exploits such benefits theoretically, there is a lack of empirical evidence to support it. The purpose of this study is to provide such evidence of the cause-effect relationship between modularity and reduction in completion...
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The purpose of this article is to analyze three maintenance policies in a flexible manufacturing cell from a mechanical manufacturing company. The policies were opportunistic maintenance, in which all the machines are repaired whenever the cell stops, corrective maintenance, in which only the failed machines are repaired whenever the cell stops, an...
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The MOORA for Neural Networks Analysis (MONNA) software was created to classify variables and evaluate the degree of correlation between them, helping to choose a property portfolio and facilitating decision making involving multiple criteria. The MONNA software presents the classification of the alternatives calculated automatically by the MOORA (...
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The purpose of this article is to define how green innovation supports competitive advantage in a cluster of furniture companies located in Southern Brazil. The cluster encompasses 245 companies located in Southern Brazil. The research method is a survey, which returned 98 valid responses from the companies sampled followed by a structural equation...
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Esse estudo trata do encurtamento de uma cadeia produtiva de arroz, envolvendo a indústria de beneficiamento e os produtores do município de Lagoa da Confusão, no Tocantins. O estudo procurou entender e explanar o que motivou o encurtamento da cadeia produtiva do arroz observado neste município. Trata-se de uma pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa de...
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For a PROMETHEE II method used to rank concurrent alternatives both preference functions and weights are required, and if the weights are unknown, they can be elicited by leveraging present or past partial rankings. If the known partial ranking is incorrect, the eliciting methods are ineffective. In this paper a logistic regression method for weigh...
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Renewable energy technologies integration within industrial districts can boost carbon emissions reduction in the industry sector. The eco-industrial parks model promotes the sustainable use of energy and the application of energy synergies and energy exchanges that can include renewable sources of energy. This paper presents an optimization method...
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The objective of this article is to conduct a systemic analysis relating investment in knowledge for a production line to financial losses and returns. A systemic map was created based on the experience of a multidisciplinary group and a review of the literature about knowledge management, people management, and quality management systems. From est...
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By means of integrated and systemic resilience strategies, it is possible to reduce vulnerability and risk, and at the same time increase the capacity to adapt to sustainable regional development scenarios. On the other hand, industries that can develop learning skills may address critical situations by adopting systemic thinking that is focused on...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present possible strategic actions that aim to recover the value still remaining in industrial waste. Design/methodology/approach The research method is a multiple case study. The sample included six Brazilian companies of the footwear, metal-mechanics, pulp and paper, beverages, chemical and food industries...
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The objective of this article is to analyses the performance of companies of the slaughterhouse industry in health and safety issues. The research method is the quantitative modelling. The main research technique uses a mixed method based on multi-attribute utility method (MAUT) and artificial neural networks (ANN). The research object are 34 slaug...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the sugar formulation that maximizes the shelf life and critical moisture content of hard candy and to verify the relationship between the response variables. The method used was the mixture design of experiments. Experimental points were determined using a D‐optimal mixture design. Industrial‐scale tests...
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A indústria de processamento mecânico da madeira é importante geradora de resíduos lignocelulósicos. Estes são usualmente descartados e se o forem de modo inadequado, podem causar danos ambientais. Dadas as recentes exigências ambientais, empresas do setor têm considerado investimentos no aproveitamento de resíduos como a serragem, cavacos e o pó d...
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Options to reduce industry GHG emissions. • Review and analysis of energy symbiosis schemes including renewable energy sources. • Energy strategy within eco-industrial parks to promote the use of renewable energy sources. • Urban-industrial energy symbiosis including renewable energy sources. Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources is...
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The purpose of this article is to describe the development of a knowledge-based system that, aided by rules, can support the decision-making processes of the sales department of a company. The knowledge-based system can bring reliability and agility to the decision-making process, and can allow for simulating future scenarios for the company, accor...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to align the implementation of the manufacturing execution systems (MES) functionalities with the manufacturing competitive dimensions of two companies of the metal-mechanics industry. Design/methodology/approach The research object comprises two Brazilian manufacturers that use MES. The research method is quan...
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This research wanted to provide evidence that health and worker safety affects the competitiveness of companies and to identify the KPIs that influence the competitive results. For this, we choose to study the Brazilian slaughterhouse industry, which is characterized by an extensive and dangerous work. We identified 33 key performance indicators (K...
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Increased demand for a greater variety of products has forced many companies to rethink their strategies to offer more product variants without sacrificing production efficiency. Consequently, to satisfy this demand for customized products in shorter lead time and lower costs, production systems must be highly reactive and reconfigurable. In this c...
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Abstract Paper aims The purpose is to decide on the technology for the implementation of an FMS in a manufacturing cell that produces the coil for starting engines in a company of the Brazilian automotive industry. Originality The mixed use of structured methods to support a semi-structured decision-making problem. Research method The qualitative-q...
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The purpose of this article is to present a qualitative model that allows researchers and practitioners to analyze activities that can contribute to eco-efficiency in the context of Green Supply Chain Management. A literature review identified 21 green practices, organized in four groups using cluster analysis: collaboration, innovation, operation,...
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The purpose of this article is to present a qualitative model that allows researchers and practitioners to analyze activities that can contribute to eco-efficiency in the context of Green Supply Chain Management. A literature review identified 21 green practices, organized in four groups using cluster analysis: collaboration, innovation, operation,...
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The purpose of this article is to verify the efficacy of green practices in influencing competitive enablers of organizations in the electrical and electronics industry. This study applies quantitative modeling, supported by a survey of 70 companies in southern Brazil and a structural equations model. The model includes four constructs: green strat...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present an approach based on the thinking process of the theory of constraints (TP–TOC) to support decision-makers, managers and professionals of health to diagnose and improve healthcare systems focusing on the service quality deployed to patients. Design/methodology/approach A case study was developed in a...
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Complexity measurement based on the Shannon information entropy is widely used to evaluate variety and uncertainty in supply chains. However, how to use a complexity measurement to support control actions is still an open issue. This article presents a method to calculate the relative complexity, i.e., the relationship between the current and the m...
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The purpose of this article is to present a method for calculating the lead-time, the inventory, and the safety stock or buffer in job shop manufacturing, which are essentially stochastic variables. The research method is quantitative modelling. The theoretical foundation of the method relies on the techniques belonging to the WLC (workload control...
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The purpose of this article is to analyse the contribution of waste sorting plants to the reverse processes of supply chains. The research method is the double case study of two Brazilian waste sorting plants. The research techniques were the analysis of reports, interviews, participant observation, and statistical analysis of historical series of...
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The purpose of this article is to describe cooperation practices observed in competitors companies in a furniture cluster in Brazil. The literature refers to it as coopetition. The research method was the multiple case study. The main research technique was the semi-structured interviews with practitioners of the cluster. The study created a theore...
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Resumo Este artigo apresenta o resultado da utilização de uma abordagem de análise multivariada e clusterização de docentes para tomada de decisões no curso de Engenharia de Produção em uma Instituição de Ensino Superior. Para isso, primeiramente, é realizada uma revisão conceitual sobre a importância da seleção e alocação de docentes nas diversas...
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This article aims to verify factors that can contribute to the use of modularisation in the Brazilian automotive industry through a survey methodology, using principal component analysis and structural equation modelling by partial least squares as techniques. We found three types of factors appearing as drivers or precursors of a formal strategy o...
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The purpose of this article is to assess the strategic performance of manufacturing of a company in the furniture industry located in Southern Brazil. We used a cybernetic approach to conduct the study and a tree-like structure formed by five competitive priorities weighted by the Analytic Hierarchy Process. The difference between importance and pe...
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The purpose of this article is to construct a systemic structure to explain the relations subjacent to the coopetitive behaviour observed in a Latin American technological park. The research method is qualitative modelling. The primary research technique is the in-depth interview with park experts. Systemic language organised the speeches. The syst...
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Resumo Ao longo da história, a humanidade desenvolveu diversas formas de satisfazer suas necessidades por meio da apropriação e conversão dos recursos naturais em bens e serviços. Este modelo conhecido como Economia linear, baseada na estrutura "Take-Make-Use-Dispose", é um modelo cada vez mais insustentável devido à escassez de recursos naturais e...
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An environment without inventory control can cause serious problems, among them, overspending, waste and loss of customers. For this was address the forecast in inventories as a solution to the PPC problem about the industry demand. Forecasting is the process of making statements about future events. Based on this, it can be verified that the probl...
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The objective of this article is to analyze comparatively the importance of intellectual capital and the impact of intellectual capital on the performance of Brazilian companies awarded the Rio Grande do Sul Quality Award in 2004 and 2017. A sample of 72% of the Brazilian companies that received this Quality Award of the Gaucho Quality and Producti...
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Industrial Symbiosis is the part of Industrial Ecology that manages environmental and economic improvements through the exchange of materials, resources, utilities, and by-products between members of a network of companies, such as supply chains or technological clusters. The purpose of this article is to analyze the mutual exchange of materials th...
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Resumo O objetivo deste artigo foi entender como a flexibilidade pode auxiliar grandes empresas focais da indústria calçadista compradoras de materiais que serão usados em produtos de moda a atender a demandas de mercado, principalmente de mercados internacionais. Foram estudadas duas cadeias de suprimentos da indústria da moda, uma localizada no B...
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The implementation of the sustainability practices in the wine industry must meet some basic criteria that are directly related to the economic performance of the company, with the biodiversity conservation and social inclusion. The interest of consumers for environmental issues is recognized as one of the factors that justify doing these studies....
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The purpose of this article is to identify opportunities to recover value from waste in the process industry. Reverse logistics deals with value recovery in industrial processes. The main reverse channels are reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling parts and materials. The motivation of the study is to find which processes in the process industry off...
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The purpose of this article is to identify non-financial measures of performance evaluation that are used and disclosed by major companies participating in the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) BOVESPA. For formation of the non-probabilistic sample was considered companies that make up 70.42% of the theoretical portfolio of shares, which resulte...
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The purpose of this paper is to present a method for decision-making support for technology´s choice in Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). The object is a manufacturing cell of the automotive industry. The research method is the qualitative-quantitative modeling. In the qualitative part, specialists in automation engineering created three techno...
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Abstract Integrated and systemic resilience strategies reduce vulnerability and increase adaptability to sustainable development scenarios. The paper analyzed the dynamics of the footwear industry system in the south of Brazil and generated a dynamic model to explain the processes and the projection of scenarios to simulate regional resilience cap...
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A case study on continuous process control based on fuzzy logic and supported by expert knowledge is proposed. The aim is to control the coal-grinding operations in a cement manufacturing plant. Fuzzy logic is based on linguistic variables that emulate human judgment and can solve complex modeling problems subject to uncertainty or incomplete infor...
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Poisson point processes are widely used to model the consumption of spare parts. However, when the items have very low consumption rates, the historical sample sizes are too small. This paper presents a modelling technique for spare parts policies in the case of items with a low consumption rate. We propose the use of chaotic models derived from th...