SIMPOI / POMS 2007
Date of the event August 08 to 10, 2007
Place Sheraton Rio Hotel
Av. Niemeyer, 121 – Leblon
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brazil
In 2007, the Symposium on Production, Logistics and International Operations (SIMPOI) will celebrate a very special moment: its 10th anniversary. It now reinforces its status as a renowned forum for debate and discussion between professors, researchers, students, executives, and other professionals from the Operations and Production Management area in Brazil.
Many challenges had to be faced during this journey, but the positive and rewarding outcomes were even greater. SIMPOI experienced its most remarkable moment in 2005, when it was qualified as "National Scientific Event - A" in the Qualis/CAPES system. This acknowledgement is the result of the continuous efforts from the event’s organizing committee in adopting increasingly demanding quality standards towards selection and examination of works. Such a performance was possible thanks to a great deal of effort from PhD professors in this specific area and related areas currently active in Brazil, whose main objective is to encourage interaction and collaboration.
In order to celebrate SIMPOI’s 10th anniversary, the Department of Production and Operations Management has the honor and the privilege to hold the event jointly with the POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) International Conference, an international society which focus is to extend and integrate knowledge related to production and operations management (http://www.poms.org).
The SIMPOI/POMS 2007 is committed to encouraging the disclosure and discussion of contemporary and relevant issues related to Operations Management. The world now undergoes several major changes in many different areas associated with and, we could say, introduced by an unprecedented technological development. Companies face fierce competition, which for a long time has gone beyond the traditional and established frontiers between countries and organizations. In this scenario, issues related to innovation and integration become constant and relevant challenges posed to companies that have to prepare their operations in order to be competitive in the global market.
In view of these issues and challenges, the organizing committee has chosen the topic of the SIMPOI 2007 and the POMS International Conference "OM: The Continuous Challenge for Innovation and Integration."