Keynote Speaker Registration Link: https://www.xcdsystem.com/IEOM/attendee/index.cfm?ID=rUx5M3Y
Conference Welcome and Opening: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 10:00 – 10:20 am
Keynote I: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 10:20 – 11:00 am
João Paulo Ribeiro
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Joao Paulo Ribeiro leads Visteon’s global operations activities. Responsible for driving operational excellence across Visteon’s 25 facilities in Europe, the Americas and Asia, he leads an organization that employs approximately 7,000 employees and manufactures more than 250,000 end items each day.
Ribeiro brings with him more than 25 years of automotive experience including leadership roles of increasing responsibility during a 22-year career with Ford and Visteon. Most recently, he served as vice president of manufacturing operations for Visteon plants in Mexico, Slovakia and Portugal. Prior to this role, Ribeiro served as Visteon’s European operations director, and from October 2010 to July 2014, he was the managing director of Visteon in Palmela.
Ribeiro has extensive experience developing a global competitive manufacturing footprint – driven by technology and employing lean manufacturing methodologies – to achieve consistent class-leading performance across all regions. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal.
Keynote II: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Prof. Virgílio Cruz Machado
Nova School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Prof. V. Cruz-Machado is currently a Full Professor of industrial engineering at NOVA School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal. He coordinates post-graduate programs in industrial engineering, project, and lean management. He teaches operations and production management and has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and conferences, in addition to having supervised 50 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. His main scientific activities are directed to the design of lean supply chains.
Dr. Cruz-Machado is the president of UNIDEMI (R&D Unit in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering).
He received the Ph.D. degree in computer-integrated manufacturing from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, U.K.
Keynote III: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Dr. Tomohik Sakao
Professor of Sustainable Product/Service Systems
Tomohiko Sakao is Professor in Ecodesign and Integrated Product Service Engineering at the Division of Environmental Technology and Management, Department of Management and Engineering, at Linköping University (LiU) in Linköping, Sweden. He stayed at the Institute for Product Development and Machine Elements at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany between 2005 and 2007.
Dr. Sakao joined LiU as the Swedish engineers’ (Sveriges Ingenjörer) Environmental Professor in 2007 and has been active in both carrying out projects with industry and publishing academic articles. He is one of the scholars that have published the highest number of relevant articles in the area of product/service system (PSS) worldwide, which is clear evidence of his academic influence and expertise in the field.
Since 2016, he has been elected as an Associate Member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering).
After studying at the University of Tokyo, Dr. Sakao worked at Mitsubishi Research Inst., Inc. in Tokyo for 8 full years, where he gained valuable industry experience before beginning his academic career.
Keynote Title: Circular economy research and expected global perspectives
A summary of the keynote:
This speech will discuss a circular economy and environmental sustainability based on the speaker’s own recent research. First, the specificity of research for a circular economy is introduced addressing the increased need for knowledge synthesis that typically requires knowledge from multiple disciplines such as engineering and management. Then, several examples of research with knowledge synthesis are presented, including adaptive and intelligent lifecycle engineering. Second, the speaker will point out the lack of global perspectives in the extant research on this topic, despite the issues being global – see UN SDG 12. He will share insights on sustainability research based on practices in both the global north and south, and thereby discuss the needs of extended system boundaries for global supply chains and required future research.
Keynote IV: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Director of Quality and Food Safety and Assistant to the production management
Chocolates Excelsior Company
Vânia Gomes has a BSc. in Food Engineering, an MSc. in Quality Engineering, a postgraduation in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), and an advanced specialization in Quality and Food Safety. In 2021, she published the scientific paper entitled “Modeling mass transfer in brine salting of chickpea”. She was awarded with the 2nd place in the Ecotrophelia 2017 Award (Portugal Foods) and won the Born From Knowledge Award (ANI- Agência Nacional de Inovação) with the project “Toal Ecobebidas”. She worked as a Quality and Food Safety Technician, and Quality and Industrial Management Advisor responsible for implementing statistical process control, optimization of the process and support in the implementation of normative references (IFS food, HALAL and BIO) in different food companies Currently, she is the Director of Quality and Food Safety and Assistant to the production management in Chocolates Excelsior company. Her main functions are the management of the entire quality and food safety process, implementation of statistical process control, process optimization and coordination of production activities together with the production director.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Keynote V: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Palmetal / Thyssenkrupp Group
António Novais is the Managing Director (CEO/Board Member) of Palmetal S.A, a logistics services company in Portugal, in Palmela (near Lisbon), integrated into thyssenkrupp Group.
He is focused on leading teams to provide customers highly customized, flexible and resilient Logistic and Supply Chain Solutions, supported in modern technologies (AI- Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, etc.)
He was educated in NOVA School of Science and Technology, with a Master Industrial Engineering and Management, with several professional experiences namely IT Consultancy, entrepreneurship, components manufacturing and mainly Logistics focused in the Automotive sector. Developed in the last 30 years several innovative solutions to support business excellence and customer needs.
With additional roles as Board Member at thyssenkruppp MPE Lamincer in Spain and Managing Partner at Byteco Lda in Portugal, he enjoys the leisure time with his 4 children and also making woodworking and small repair activities, Bridge card playing, dancing and struggling since many years trying to play a Portuguese Guitar (WIP with a very long lead time)
Keynote VI: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Dr. João Matias
Universidade de Aveiro
Dr. João Matias holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1994) and a Ph.D. degree in Production Engineering (2003). Is a Full Professor of the Department Dept. of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT), University of Aveiro, and a member of the GOVCOPP (UA) and Technology Forecasting and Industrial Management (CMAST_UBI) Research Group. His areas of research focus on Industrial Engineering and Management and Sustainability in general and in Sustainable Energy Systems, Management Systems, Quality, and OHS in particular. He is involved in several research projects. Also, he has collaborated as a reviewer with many journals and also international conferences. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles published in several international books, journals, and congress proceedings.
Keynote VII: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Dr. Luís Ferreira
Luis Ferreira completed his PhD in Systems Engineering in 2005/10/04 from the University of Lisbon Instituto Superior Técnico. He has a master’s degree in Operational Research and Systems Engineering from the University of Lisbon Instituto Superior Técnico and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra. He is an assistant professor at the University of Coimbra Faculty of Science and Technology. He published 36 articles in journals. Published 16 book section (s) and 1 book (s). He supervised 3 doctoral theses and co-supervised 4.
He supervised more than 100 master’s theses. Works in Operations Management with an emphasis on topics related to Supply Chain Management.
Keynote VIII: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Dr. Ana Paula Póvoa
Técnico / Universidade de Lisboa
Ana Barbosa-Póvoa is a Full Professor in Operations and Logistics, at the Engineering and Management Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and her research focus is on developing a comprehensive understanding of complex problems in supply chains and operations management, supported by novel and sound engineering systems models and techniques. Sustainability, resilience, uncertainty and risk in the design and planning of supply chains are among the main research-addressed domains. Ana has created and coordinates the research group in Operations Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management (OpLog) at the Centre for Management Studies of IST. She has a large experience of in supervision and has been awarded with several research grants. Her research has led to several national and international awards having twice received the honor of being considered the best researcher in Industrial Management at the University of Lisbon. She is an editor of the Computers and Chemical Engineering Journal and a member of several editorial boards, namely the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Production Economics, TOP, and Operations Research Perspectives. She is one of the Vice Presidents of the EURO, European Association of Operational Research Society; a founder member of the Euro Working Group in Sustainable Supply Chains of the European Association of Operational Research – where she is currently part of the coordination team, and a member of the Euro Working Group on Retail, and the Euro Working Group on Location and Analysis. She serves in the events sub-committee of the EURO WISDOM Forum.
Thursday, July 20 , 2023
Keynote IX: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10:20 – 11:00 am
António Silva Amaral
Country Business Unit Lead na Siemens SA
Keynote X: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 11:00 – 11:40 am
Prof. Jürgen H. Lenz
Augsburg Technical University of Applied Science
Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany
Jürgen Herbert Lenz is Research Professor in the field of AI Systems for Manufacturing at Augsburg Technical University of Applied Science. In addition, he serves as Deputy Scientific Manager at the Technology Transfer Center in Nördlingen, Bavaria. Prior to this position, he was Professor of Smart Manufacturing at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS). He gained Industry Experience as Solution Architect for implementation and consulting of (I)IoT-Applications working for INNEO Solutions GmbH based in Ellwangen, Germany. Previously he served as Postdoctoral Fellow at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, USA (2018-2020) and worked for Fraunhofer at the Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart. He completed his PhD at the University of Stuttgart, Germany (2018), his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering as a Fulbright Scholar at Oregon State University (2012) and the German Engineering Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering at University of Applied Science in Ulm (2009).
His research interests are in the field of Smart Manufacturing include Machine Tool Connectivity, IoT-Platforms, Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
The keynote will outline past and present research work and give an outlook on the exiting new AI applications in manufacturing.
Keynote XI: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 11:40 am – 12:20 pm
Luis Lopes Pereira
Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
PhD from the Universidade de Aveiro in Health Technologies, Degree in Business Organization and Management at ISCTE, and attended the course in Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He started his career linked to the pharmaceutical industry and health technologies in the multinational Abbott where he took over the General Management outside Portugal, namely in Hungary and later in Norway. He returned to Portugal to manage the world leader in medical technologies and devices, the multinational Medtronic. He was President of Apormed, Association of Medical Devices Companies, where he is still currently part of the board, and was invited to join the board of the prestigious Health Cluster Portugal, the largest health cluster in the country.
He is a researcher at the Universidade de Aveiro and at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. To bring companies closer to knowledge, he has collaborated in several forums with other Universities such as Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon Business School, and Universidade da Beira Interior. He participates in several health-related forums and writes opinion articles on the same subject. He has been investing part of his time in improving the presence of Portuguese industry in the value chain of health technologies, namely the manufacturing industry and software. More specifically, he has indicated and participated in concrete actions that ally industries and companies with high-quality standards and capacity on a world scale to the most promising health technologies in the international market, such as diagnostics, the phenomenon of active ageing, and the most interventional therapies”.
Keynote XII (Joint keynote): Thursday, July 20, 2023, 12:20 – 1:00 pm
Operational Excellence Manager for Europe, Asia and New Zealand, Allied Motion Technologies
Founder and Editor, theleanmag
Associate Founder, projectoSONAR
Pedro Monteiro holds an Industrial Engineering degree and is and Operations Management graduate with more than 15 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry, always in large multinational and multicultural organizations. From process engineering to lean and operational excellence, quality and maintenance, the focus has always been high-level organizational culture and high performing teams at all value chain processes.
Currently, Pedro is Operational Excellence Manager for Europe, China and New Zealand for at Allied Motion Technologies, an American company in the motion control solutions market – essentially, electric motors.
Founder and editor of theleanmag, the digital magazine about lean, continuous improvement, operational excellence, leadership and organizational culture. Altruistic and with a strong community style, theleanmag shares the lean knowledge across the globe, in all 6 continents, 57 countries, with more than 700 contacts from 27 different business sectors, and 2500+ followers on LinkedIn.
Co-founder of projectoSONAR, a Portuguese benchmarking project for continuous improvement – based in visits and best practices sharing, this project’s target is to “share excellence”.
Invited to public events, Pedro is always willing to share his knowledge, experience, and stories with the audience valuing people’s efforts to grow with the mantra “knowledge is everyone’s”.
DAVE HARRY, a.k.a. “The Process Whisperer®”
Retired U.S. Naval Aviator
CEO of Process Whisperer® Consultants LLC, Greeneville, Tennessee, USA
ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt and A PMI certified PMP®
ABOUT THE PRESENTER – DAVE HARRY, a.k.a. “The Process Whisperer®”
Dave is a retired U.S. Naval aviator and currently CEO of Process Whisperer® Consultants LLC. He teaches LSS classes for TMG Inc of Newport News, VA. Prior to TMG, Dave was a Six Sigma and Productivity Consultant for the University of TN Center for Industrial Services. Dave is a “Kata Geek” and also an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is active in ASQ Sections and the ASQ Lean Enterprise Division Communications. In addition to ASQ, he also holds Black Belt Certification through Rolls-Royce and Northrop Grumman. He is a seasoned ASQ International Team Excellence Awards (ITEA) Judge. Dave is also currently on the Lean Division Board with the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). Dave is on the Conference Advisory Committee for ASQs 2019 L&SS Conference in Phoenix as well as the Conference Committee for the IISE Engineering 2018 Lean Six Sigma Conference in Atlanta. A PMI certified PMP®, Dave also holds Lean Bronze Certification (LBC) through the SME/ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute Alliance and he holds three Master’s Degrees in management related fields. In addition to ASQ, PMI and IISE, Dave is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). Dave lives in Greeneville TN.
Dr. Tony Prensa, PhD, MBA, PMP, CB-PMO, CCP, ITIL, 6σ
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
TP Global Business Consulting, LLC
Orlando, Florida, USA
Dr. Prensa is a highly accomplished executive and leader of project management office (PMO), project/portfolio management, information systems and technologies, combines a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a major in Information Systems and Technologies, Certified PMO Professional, Authorized PMO Instructor, Certified Project Management (PMP), and ITILIV certification with extensive experience managing and overseeing large information systems projects/programs, strategic planning, and seamless IT implementations. Adept at reengineering business processes, change management and IT infrastructure with business visions to drive profitability, efficiency, and growth within the organization. Proficient at ensuring all processes comply with regulatory requirements and IT governance practices. Excellent communicator with strong influencing and problem-solving skills. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead team members and external business contacts including stakeholders such as consultants, partners and vendors. Demonstrated track record of delivery of multiple technical and business projects on time and within budget. Experience in full-lifecycle project management methodologies and tools. Dr. Prensa has been involved with the Project Management Institute for more than twenty-five years. He served a vice president of PMI Puerto Rico Chapter from 1998-2000. He also volunteered in many activities to promote project management and participated of writing PMP exam questions workshop in Dallas, Texas in 2002. Dr. Prensa has helped hundreds of project management professionals to get prepared for the PMP exam. Dr. Prensa has taught project management for several universities in the country, including Virginia Technical University, Grand Canyon University, Colorado Technical University, University of Phoenix and currently teaching for Walden University. With more than 25 years of teaching experience in various formats, face-to-face and virtual. Dr. Prensa has developed techniques to connect with learners and students in the most efficient way. Dr. Prensa has extraordinary people skills, he always puts people first.
Keynote XIII: Monday, July 17, 2023, 4:00 – 4:40 pm
Raphael Grzebieta, PhD
Emeritus Professor (Road Safety)
Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre
School of Aviation
University of New South Wales
Topic: Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
Raphael graduated in 1979 with BE (Hons) and M.Eng.Sci. degrees from Krakow Technical University, Poland and a PhD in 1991 from Monash University, Australia. He is Emeritus Professor of Road Safety within the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre (previously the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre (IRMRC)) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and was the IRMRC’s Acting Director in 2008. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine located at the Victorian Coroner’s Court Precinct. He was previously in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University for 25 years, where as an Associate Professor he headed up Civil Engineering’s road-safety, crashworthiness and rapid loading research team and supervised numerous PhD, Masters and project students. He has over 350 publications in structural crashworthiness research, accident investigation, road safety, road and infrastructure design, injury causation and biomechanics, ambulance crashworthiness, failure analysis, numerical modelling and experimental testing of a variety of structures subjected to impact and large deformation loads.
He has carried out over 200 in-depth crash investigations and accident reconstruction analyses, providing expert reports and evidence in court. His latest cases have been for the Queensland, NSW, Victorian and New Zealand Coroners, NSW and Victorian Departments of Public Prosecutions, NSW Police, Victoria Police and Victorian WorkCover Authority as well as a number of cases for the CTP Insurers. He has also been involved and worked on major road safety projects (includes one or all of Safer Vehicles, Safer Roads, Safer People and Safe Speeds analyses, advice and reports) for: Cargill Worldwide in Indonesia; Pan Aust Mining in central Laos; BHP-Escondida Mine in Chile; World Bank under contract to the Romanian Ministry of Transport and the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport; United Nations and the Kuwait Ministry for Transport; Australian Defence Department; SafeWork NSW; WorkCover Victoria; VicRoads; Telstra; and a number of private Engineering firms.
The university research team he headed up at Monash carried out numerous crash tests, computer crash modelling and theoretical studies investigating and mitigating injuries in truck under-run, far-side impact, rollover, roadside barrier crashes and industrial work places. Raphael has supervised/co-supervised to completion 17 PhD and 4 MEngSci students in the area of vehicle crashworthiness, injury biomechanics, rapidly loaded and grossly deforming steel structures and truck safety. He developed and taught the most rigorous and theoretically demanding subjects in Civil Engineering for over 20 years. His research work attracted around $8 million in Australian Research Council and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grants and a further $4 million in other university based contract research work.
Raphael was the past President of the Australasian College of Road Safety. He is also a member of a number of road safety, editorial, journal and standards committees. Raphael is regularly interviewed by radio and TV media and has appeared in science programs in relation to road safety and crash testing. He has also chaired a number of international conferences and given numerous invited public lectures and keynote papers. His international network in vehicle and roadside crashworthiness is extensive. Raphael was awarded the 2003 Warren Medal by the Institution of Engineers Australia, as co-author of the papers “Crashworthiness Systems – A Paradigm Shift in Road Safety Design”, Parts I & II. He was also awarded in 2007 Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety in recognition of his exceptional international service to road safety. He was awarded the 2019 Kenneth Stonnex Award for his 30-year career improving safety for road users by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Roadside Safety Design Committee AFB20, is given to engineers and road safety experts who have dedicated their career to advancing transportation infrastructure and making roads safer. More recently he was awarded the Australian Road Research Board’s (ARRB) national transport research organisation’s 2019 Lifetime Research Award and Engineers Australia Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year Award for 2020 in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Civil Engineering.
Keynote XIV: Monday, July 17, 2023, 4:40 – 5:20 pm
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Dallasega
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Automation
Faculty of Engineering
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
Patrick Dallasega is an Associate Professor of Factory Planning and Project Management at the Faculty of Engineering of the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). He studied at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy), at the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and got his PhD at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). From 2005 until 2010, he worked in the fields of plant and factory planning in a local food processing industry. Later, from 2012 until 2015, he was employed as Research Associate at Fraunhofer Italia Research where he managed and executed several research projects for private and public customers. From 2016 until 2022, he has been employed as Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Since 2022, he has been employed as Associate Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His main research interests are in, supply chain management, Industry 4.0, lean construction, lean manufacturing and production planning and control in MTO and ETO enterprises.
Keynote XV: Monday, July 17, 2023, 5:20 – 6:00 pm