Consulting
Industrial Engineering and Management
We develop improvement projects for companies by supporting them with processes, organization and information systems.

Our consulting services aim to support our clients to identify areas with improvement opportunities within Industrial Management fields, starting with Current Situation Assessment, following with Solution Design and finishing with Implementation Support. We seek to improve efficiency levels in our clients' operations and processes through a structured and consistent approach.

Solutions for companies
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quality & Process Engineering 
  • Benchmarking & Performance Management
  • Quantitative Marketing & Client Management
  • Sectorial Studies
  • Public Transportation & Urban Logistics 


In these fields, we seek to guide our work in the following areas:
  • Strategy
  • Organisation
  • Processes
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Infrastructures
  • Business Analytics / Big data

We also develop tailor-made Training Programs, designed to fulfill companies’ special needs with the support of practical examples, helping with the process of transforming theoretical knowledge into practice. 


Our approach

01 | Current Situation Assessment
  • Strategic guidelines collection
  • Relevant information and data analysis 
  • Assessment and design of AS IS Processes 
  • Gaps identification and improvement opportunities
  • Workshops promotion with project teams on the job
02 | Design Solution
  • Design of TO BE processes
  • Organisation design (if necessary)
  • Action Plan establishment with definition of what sub-projects to actuate 
  • Redefinition of strategies/operations according to with good practices and core competencies for the area in question
  • Workshops promotion with project teams on the job
03 | Implementation Support
  • Action Plan schedule execution follow up
  • Coaching and on the job training
  • Promote project  follow up reunions with issues/themes identification
  • Identification and scheduling of priorities actions
  • Team support for the Change Management process throughout the project  
Team
We are ready to help in all situations
Gisela Santos Team Leader
Gisela Santos
Alcibíades Paulo Guedes
Alcibíades Paulo Guedes
Lea Nogueira Lima
Lea Nogueira Lima
Henriqueta Nóvoa
Henriqueta Nóvoa
Bruno Cima
Bruno Cima
Eduardo Gil da Costa
Eduardo Gil da Costa
José Barros Basto
José Barros Basto
Joana Moreira
Joana Moreira
Gisela Santos Team Leader
Gisela Santos
Areas of expertise: Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Senior Consultant in the area of supply chain management, with experience in operations management projects, integrated planning, and process reorganization. Experience as Director of Sourcing and Logistics in a company of reference in the textile sector and as responsible for Quality and Logistics projects in a multinational company dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of equipment for the construction industry. Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

• MBA / Master in Logistics from Porto Business School
Alcibíades Paulo Guedes
Alcibíades Paulo Guedes
Areas of Expertise: Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Senior Consultant, responsible (or co-responsible) for more than 50 consulting projects involving the definition of logistics strategies and supply chain management for national, multinational and english companies. Has extensive experience in consulting projects for various sectors of activity (coating materials industry, distribution industry, glass industry, pharmaceutical industry, food industry, health and public administration). Is President of INEGI, assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and lecturer at Porto Business School - Magellan MBA, Executive MBA, Master in Logistics.

• PhD in Distribution and Logistics from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University (England)
Lea Nogueira Lima
Lea Nogueira Lima
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Management and Improvement of Operational Processes, Continuous Improvement at Factory Floor Level, Energy Efficiency in Industry

Consultant, with experience in project management related to energy efficiency and improvement of operational processes in companies of reference, belonging to the energy and ceramic sectors. Project development for continuous improvement, optimization of operations (stock management, transport management, optimization of warehouse processes) in the automotive, electrical material distribution, logistics and food transport sectors.

• Master's Degree in Sustainable Energy Systems from University of Aveiro
• Integrated Master in Industrial Engineering and Management from Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP)
Henriqueta Nóvoa
Henriqueta Nóvoa
Areas of Expertise: Strategic Planning of Information Systems and Quality Management in Products and Services

Has collaborated in numerous projects with industry, namely with the wine industry (in the area of effective use of ICT to improve business processes throughout the value chain), with the construction industry (in the development of web benchmarking platforms) and with the packaging industry (in quality improvement projects). Is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles at international conferences and scientific journals.

• PhD in Engineering Sciences from Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Bruno Cima
Bruno Cima
Areas of Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Operations and Information Systems

Senior Consultant in the areas of logistics chain management, transportation, production, purchasing, quality, process management, implementation of information systems, project management and team leadership. Has held positions as Senior Consultant at Accenture, Porto Business School, Bright Partners and Softinsa. Experience as Director of Logistics of an industrial company of the food sector. Is APICS certified (CPIM - Logistics, Stock Management, Resource Planning, Production Control) and ERP certified [BaaN Logistics; SAP EBP (Enterprise Buyer Professional); CRM SIBEL].

• Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Eduardo Gil da Costa
Eduardo Gil da Costa
Areas of Expertise: Production Planning and Management, Business Process Management, Industrial Costing and Quality Management Systems

Senior Consultant, responsible for business process development projects, development of industrial systems models, and implementation of management systems, in various sectors of industry (metalworking, woodworking, facilities services and health services). Has experience as Maintenance Director, Technical Director and Quality Director in companies of the metalworking sector. Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering and Industrial Management of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP).

• Master in Electrotechnical Engineering in Business Processes Development in Industrial Companies by Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP)
• MBA in Management from Porto Business School
José Barros Basto
José Barros Basto
Areas of Expertise: Industrial Management, Production in Cells, reconfiguration of layouts and industrial flows, and flexibilization of production

His teaching, research and consulting activities focus on Production Management. Is an assistant professor of the Department of Engineering and Industrial Management of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

• PhD in Industrial Engineering and Production Systems from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania (USA)
Joana Moreira
Joana Moreira
Areas of Expertise: Production Planning and Management, Continuous Improvement

Junior Consultant, with experience in Management Control and Logistics in the automotive and retail sectors.

• Master in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP) (2017)
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