News and Events

Slab Seminar – Benchmarking for competitive advantage

Slab is organizing a seminar on the topic “Benchmarking for competitive advantage”. The guest speaker of the seminar will be professor Per Agrell, dean of the Louvain School of Management University, specialist in the areas of logistics chain management, incentive design and infrastructure regulation. The program is fully available below.

How can manufacturing firms provide services efficiently?

Jornal Económico, 08 july 2019

Newspaper article about the provision of services on the industry were it is debated the need of an adaptation of the services nature to the normal productive activity of industrial companies and to their customers.

Specialization in Service Management of the MSc in Management internationalizes.

Católica Porto Business School is a pioneer in the teaching of Service Management in Portugal, having launched an MSc degree in this subject area 10 years ago. At present, the specialization in Service Management runs in the 2nd semester of the Master in Management.

SLab and AIMMAP assess servitization strategies in the metallurgical and metal-mechanic industries in Portugal.

SLab and the Association of Metallurgical, Metal-Mechanic and other related industries of Portugal (AIMMAP) carried out a study, within the scope of a national project “Metal – Generating the Future project”, to evaluate the current state of implementation of servitization’ strategies in the metallurgical and metal-mechanic industries in Portugal.

SLab presents its research at international conferences.

SLab recently presented two articles at international conferences related to Servitization and the Digital Economy. The first, entitled “What can servitized manufacturers learn from their customers?”, was presented at the 2019 Servitization Spring Conference that took place in May, in Sweden.

Slab Director distinguished as Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association.

The European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) awarded Rui Soucasaux Sousa with the Honorary Fellow distinction. EurOMA is the leading European scientific association in ​​Operations Management. The award recognizes Rui Sousa’s contribution to research and education in Operations Management, as well as the service provided to the association and to the scientific community in Operations Management in Europe.

SLab launches eBook on Servitization

SLab has published an eBook entitled “Industry Servitization – How to Compete through Services”.

Revolution 4.0 brings promises and dangers

O Público, 02 april 2019

Newspaper article about the pros and cons of the revolution 4.0 with an open discussion about the role of people and the type of work performed in industrial enterprises in this era.

SLab researcher participated as a member of the jury for the 20th edition of the Young Entrepreneur Award promoted by ANJE (Portuguese Association of Young Entrepreneurs)

Leonardo Corbo participated as a jury member on the 20th Edition of the “Young Entrepreneur Award”, promoted by ANJE.

SLab researcher Leonardo Corbo presents the article “Emergence and evolution of an entrepreneurial ecosystem: the case of Porto” at the EuroMed Conference in Malta.

Leonardo Corbo participated in the Euromed conference, in Malta, between 12th and 14th of September. He presented the paper “Emergence and evolution of an entrepreneurial ecosystem: The case of Porto”.