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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

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Brazilian Journal of Operations and Production Management (ISSN (Online): 2237-8960) is a Journal of  ABEPRO - Brazilian Association of Production Engineering. BJO&PM mission is to provide  an internationally respected stream for original and relevant research.

Altough BJO&PM is a multidisciplinary journal our mean focus is applied research in the following areas: Economic and Financial Management;Environmental Management; Ergonomics and Safety; Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility; Information Technology; Operational Research; Organization and Strategy; Planning and Production Control; Project Management; Supply Chain Management and Logistics; Technology and Information Systems; Technology and Innovation.

The current editor-in-chief is the Prof. Dr. Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas from production engineering department, UFF.