A Supply Chain Management view from ICPR – Innovation in Product and Production


  • Dieter Spath Dieter Spath Fraunhofer IAO
  • Katja Klingebiel University of Dortmund
  • Sergio E. Gouvea Da Costa PUC-PR
  • Luiz Felipe Scavarda PUC-RJ


Supply Chain Management, Countertrade, Contract, Supply chain performance, Value stream mapping, Order penetration point, Inventory policy


This Special Issue of the Brazilian Journal of Operations and Production Management (BJOPM) features six papers selected from the supply chain management (SCM) track of the 21st International Conference on Production Research (ICPR), which conference theme was “Innovation in Product and Production”. This introduction paper evaluates and summarizes the selected contributions characterizing SCM with a leading role in innovation management. The research presented here focuses on supply chain design and cultural influences on supply chain performance, bridges the gap between basic research and industrial application and provides approaches to effectively design supply networks and processes. Some of the dominate key topics emphasized in the six papers contained in this special issue are countertrade in supply chains, types of contracts in supply chains, value stream mapping (VSM), process management, supply chain performance measurement, order penetration points and inventory policies for distribution systems. The main research tools used are analytical hierarchy process (AHP), simulation, SCM logistic scorecard and Markov chains.


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Author Biographies

Dieter Spath Dieter Spath, Fraunhofer IAO

Katja Klingebiel, University of Dortmund

Katja Klingebiel is head of the Research Center for Logistics Assistance Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund, Germany. She studied applied mathematics and obtained her Doctoral Degree (Dr.-Ing.) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität Dortmund. She worked several years at the University of Dortmund as a researcher and later post-doctoral fellow, in automotive consulting and for the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics. She has managed several national and international research projects and she is responsible for the key topic “Logistics-as-a-Service” in the German Leading-Edge Cluster Effizienzcluster LogistikRuhr. Her areas of expertise especially comprise supply chain management, order management and business process reengineering.

Sergio E. Gouvea Da Costa, PUC-PR

Sergio Gouvea da Costa is Professor of Operations Management at the Industrial and Systems Graduate Program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR), and Associate Professor at the Federal University of Technology- Parana (UTFPR) - Brazil. He holds a BSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from UTFPR, a MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Automation) from the State University of Campinas, and a PhD. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo. During his PhD. he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Manufacturing,  University of Cambridge, UK. During 2009/2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA. He is a Board Member (2010-2013) of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (SEMS/IIE), USA, and a Board Member and Secretary-General (2011-2013) of the International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR). His current research interests include manufacturing strategy and performance, AMT adoption, lean and sustainable operations. He has published in several international journals, including the International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, and Measuring Business Excellence, among others.

Luiz Felipe Scavarda, PUC-RJ

Luiz Felipe Scavarda is Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of PUC-Rio. His Graduate, Master, and Doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering were obtained at PUC-Rio. His areas of expertise are in the field of supply chain management. During 2000/2002 he joined as visiting researcher the German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation and in 2009 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Vienna University of Technology. He has published in several international journals (e.g. International Journal of Operations & Production Management and International Journal of Production Economics).




How to Cite

Dieter Spath, D. S., Klingebiel, K., Da Costa, S. E. G., & Scavarda, L. F. (2012). A Supply Chain Management view from ICPR – Innovation in Product and Production. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 8, 9–15. Retrieved from https://bjopm.org.br/bjopm/article/view/V8N2A1




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