SLab in the Media

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.

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.

From Shared Services Centers to Global Business Services

Vida Económica, 29 march 2018

Newspaper article about the increased investment in Global Business Services centers in business groups. In addition to the investment in Shared Services Centers across the world, with functions normally classified as ‘support’, multinational companies are also relocating Global Business Services, that perform functions classified as ‘strategic’.

Rankings of secondary schools

Vida Económica, 23 February 2018

Newspaper article about benchmarking of Portuguese secondary schools.

The digital future of retail

Vida Económica, 26 january 2018

Newspaper article about the digitalisation of the retail industry.

Rural consumers also buy online

Vida Económica, 22 December 2017 Newspaper article about rural consumers e-shopping behaviour. Article [in Portuguese].

Industrial strategies based on advanced services

Vida Económica, 24 November 2017 Newspaper article about advanced services and servitization. Article [in Portuguese]

Design Thinking on the European Night of Researchers

Vida Económica, 27 October 2017 Newspaper article about the conference “Specialized diversification to boost the growth of the northern region” of the event “European Night of Researchers – Science in the North”. The European Researchers’ Night is an annual initiative promoted by the European Commission since 2005 under the Marie Curie Actions, taking place in more than 300 […]

Assortment optimization in retail

Vida Económica, July 3rd, 2015 [in Portuguese] Newspaper article about the importance of determining the product assortment to offer.  This one of the most strategic decisions a retailer must make: picking the right assortment is a balancing act among variety, depth and service level, and any decision can have ripple effects.  

The Age of Business Analytics

Vida Económica, 5 junho 2015

Cinco Exabhites de dados foram criados no planeta até ao ano de 2003. Hoje em dia, essa mesma quantidade de dados é criada a cada dois dias! Com este aumento explosivo surge a necessidade de as empresas internalizarem competências de análise de dados e surgem novas funções relacionadas com a sua gestão e conversão em informação. O excesso de dados, ou infobesity (como conotado por Alvin Toffler já em 1970) exige às empresas novos mecanismos de organização e tratamento dos dados para que estes possam ser utilizados no processo de tomada de decisão. São os processos de Business Analytics que permitem a conversão de dados em informação e em valor para a empresa.