AbstractOn behalf of the Editorial Board, I am glad to deliver the first issue of volume 3 (2006) of the Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management. We appreciate all colleagues who support and contribute to the editorship. In addition, the accomplishment of this issue would not be possible without the work of our editorial review board. As always, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge them for their contribution to the authors and to the journal referral process. We hope the readers find the articles in this issue a useful source within the scope of production engineering and operations management. Please enjoy them.
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