Vol. 16 No. 3 (2019): September, 2019

Dear readers,

The 2018 POMS International Conference in Rio (2018 POMS Rio), held at PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil in December 2018, addressed the theme "Operations Management for Social Good". This international conference was organized by the POMS Caribbean & Latin American Chapter and provided an opportunity for faculty, doctoral students and practitioners to share knowledge and insights through 167 research presentations grouped in 47 sessions, 3 tutorials, and 3 plenary sessions that contributed to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management (POM).

This Thematic Issue of the Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management (BJO&PM) brings together some of the most significant papers and presentations addressing aspects of the issues presented at the 2018 POMS Rio. Thus, this thematic issue comprises this introduction paper, the extended versions of ten relevant conference papers recommended by the conference committee, and four invited papers based on tutorials performed in the conference by outstanding professors.

Kind regards,

Prof. Adriana Leiras

Industrial Engineering Department

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Prof. Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha

Production Engineering Program

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Published: 2019-09-01


  • Opportunities & Challenges for Operations Management – A point of view from the 2018 POMS International Conference in Rio

    Adriana Leiras, Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a1
  • Investment decisions in an oil refinery in Brazil under a real option approach

    Carolina de Castro Lopes, Frances Fischberg Blank; Antonio Marcio Tavares Thomé; Davi Michel Valladão
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a2
  • The intersection between business model and modularity: an overview of the literature

    Diego Honorato Clemente, Juliana Hsuan, Marly Monteiro de Carvalho
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a3
  • Evaluation of green transport corridors of Brazilian soybean exports to China

    Thiago Guilherme Péra, Daniela Bacchi Bartholomeu, Connie Tenin Su, José Vicente Caixeta Filho
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a4
  • Sustainable practices and the relationship with suppliers in SSCM: a case study in wholesale

    Arthur Antonio Silva Rosa, Etienne Cardoso Abdala, Luciana Oranges Cezarino
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a5
  • A sales and operations planning application in the Brazilian subsidiary of a multinational chemical company

    Marcelo Xavier Seeling, Luiz Felipe Scavarda, Antonio Márcio Tavares Thomé
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a6
  • Lessons from empirical studies in supply chain flexibility: a maturity perspective

    Raquel Mello, Bernd Hellingrath, Roberto Antonio Martins
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a7
  • Social license to operate – the perspective of professionals from Brazilian extractive companies

    Marcio Carapeto Silveira Faria, Julio Vieira Neto, Adriane Domingues Quelhas
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a8
  • Digital transformation technologies as an enabler for sustainable logistics and supply chain processes – an exploratory framework

    Anna Lisa Junge
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a9
  • Prioritization of strategic initiatives in the context of natural disaster prevention

    Glayse Ferreira Perroni da Silva, Mischel Carmen Neyra Belderrain
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a10
  • The use of Airpower on Humanitarian Operations: a case study in Brazil

    Rodrigo Antônio Silveira Santos
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a11
  • Impact of the urban logistics and pedestrian mobility: Gamarra case, Peru

    Irineu de Brito Junior, Jaime Huivin, Mario Chong
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a12
  • Integration of Facility Location and Equipment Allocation in Health Care Management

    Tamara de Melo Sathler, João Flávio Almeida, Samuel Vieira Conceição, Luiz Ricardo Pinto, Francisco Cardoso de Campos
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a13
  • New trends and opportunities in post-disaster relief optimization problems

    Andréa Cynthia Santos
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a14
  • Trends in digitalization of intralogistics and the critical success factors of its implementation

    Hannes Winkler, Lena Zinsmeister
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2019.v16.n3.a15