Manuel Gilberto Freitas Santos

Concluded Habilitation title (DSc) in Industrial Engineering, in April 2019, at New University of Lisbon.

He received his PhD degree of Mechanical Engineering (1999) from the University of Minho. He holds, also, a Post-graduation in Quality Engineering (1990) by the New University of Lisbon.

He is currently a professor at Design School of Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Barcelos, Portugal. He created and was Director of the Master Course on Integrated Management Systems (Quality, Environment and Safety) at the School of Technology of the same institute.

He is author of several scientific articles in national and international journals. His research interests are in the field of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering where it is included Product Development, Quality, Environment, Safety, Social Responsibility and Innovation, as well as, the integration of management systems, aiming at the Sustainability of Organizations.

e-mail gsantos@ipca.pt

Current positions

  • Professor Adjunto IPCA

PhD Details

  • Year 1999

Research Groups

Publications

Books
  • Santos, G. (2014). “Engenharia pt – uma via verde para o desenvolvimento tecnológico e económico de Portugal”. Editado por Vida Económica. ISBN 978-972-788-979-2 (416 paginas) Link
  • Afonseca, J., Santos, G. (2017). “Gestão de ideias – uma componente essencial para obter a inovação e a excelência em negócios – uma ideia para mudar Portugal”. Vida Económica, Jan 2017. ISBN978-989-768-298-8; Link
  • Santos, G. (Coordenador),2018. SISTEMAS INTEGRADOS DE GESTÃO – Qualidade, Ambiente e Segurança – 3ª EDIÇÃO. Publindústria, Porto. ISBN 978 989 7232 732 (452 pág.) Link
Book chapters
  • Santos, G., Rebelo, M., Silva, R., Lopes, N. (2015) – “Value Creation” in “The SAGE Encyclopédia of Quality and the Service Economy”, edited by Prof Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, from Lunds Universitet from Sweden. Vol.II – ISBN 978-1-4522-5672-6. pp.840-844. Link
  • Santos, G., Rebelo, M., Barros, S., Silva, R., Pereira, M., Ramos, G., Nuno Lopes, N. (2014). Developments regarding the integration of the Occupational Safety and Health with Quality and Environment Management Systems (2014) Chapter of the book “Occupational Safety and Health – Public Health in the 21st Century”, edited by Ilias Kavouras and Marie-Cecile G. Chalbot. The Nova Science Publishers – New York. ISBN 978-1-63117– 698-2 (eBook), Chapter 6, pp.113-146. Link
  • Gonçalo Sousa, José Carlos Sá, Francisco J. G. Silva, Luis Ferreira, Gilberto Santos (2021). The contribute of Obeya for Business Intelligence., Chapter 11 of the book Design, Applications, and Maintenance of Cyber-Physical Systems, edited by IGI Global, pp. 244 -269. Link
  • Félix, M.J.; Santos, G. (2020). Development of Products and Processes Through Technology and Innovative Design Principles: Contribution for Modernization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Link
  • Silva, S., Sá, J.C., Silva, F.J.G., Ferreira, L.P., Santos, G. 2020. Lean Green—The Importance of Integrating Environment into Lean Philosophy—A Case Study. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems 122, pp. 211-219 Link
  • Cordeiro, P., Sá, J.C., Pata, A., Gonçalves, M., Santos, G., Silva, F.J.G. 2020. The Impact of Lean Tools on Safety—Case Study. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control 277, pp. 151-159 Link
  • Gonçalves, I., Sá, J.C., Santos, G., Gonçalves, M., 2019. Safety stream mapping—a new tool applied to the textile company as a case study. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control 202, pp. 71-79 Link
  • Santos, G., Sá, J.C., Oliveira, J., Ramos, D.G., Ferreira, C., 2019. Quality and safety continuous improvement through lean tools. Lean Manufacturing: Implementation, Opportunities and Challenges, 165-188 Link
International journals
  • Marques, C. Lopes, N., Santos, G., Delgado, I., Pedro Delgado, P. (2018). Improving operator evaluation skills for defect classification using training strategy supported by attribute agreement analysis. Measurement 119, pp. 129–141. Link
  • Bravi L., Santos, G., Murmura, F. (2018). Fabrication laboratories: The development of new business models with new digital technologies. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 29 Issue: 8, pp.1332-1357 Link
  • Teixeira, P., Sá, J.C., Silva, F.J.G., Santos, G., Ferreira, L.P., Fontoura, P. (2021). Connecting lean and green with sustainability towards a conceptual model. Journal Cleaner production. In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129047 Link
  • Alvarenga, A., Espuny, M., Reis, J., Silva, F., Sampaio, N., Nunhes, T., Barbosa, L., Santos, G., Oliveira, O. (2021). The Main Perspectives of the Quality of Life of Students in the Secondary Cycle: an Overview of the Opportunities Challenges and their Greatest Impact Elements. International Journal for Quality Research, 15(3) 983–1006. Link
  • Santos, G., Sá, J.C., Félix, M.J., Barreto, L., Carvalho, F., Doiro, M., Zgodavová. K., Stefanović, M. (2021). New Needed Quality Management Skills for Quality Managers 4.0. Sustainability 2021, 13, 6149. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116149 Link
  • Silva, A., Sá, J.C., Santos, G., Silva, F.J.G., Ferreira, L.P., Pereira, M.T. (2021). A comparison of the application of the smed methodology in two different cutting lines. Quality Innovation Prosperity 25(1), pp. 124-149 Link
  • Bravi, L., Murmura, F., Santos, G., Tomassini, L., Gnaccarini, A. (2021). Advantages and disadvantages of developing an enterprise resource planning to manage quality in an accredited reality. COSMOB S.p.A case study. International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQSS-04-2020-0052 Link
  • Murmura, F., Bravi, L., Santos, G (2021). Sustainable process and product innovation in the eyewear sector: The role of industry 4.0 enabling technologies. Sustainability (Switzerland) 13(1), pp. 1-17 Link
  • Marinho, A., Silva, R.G., Santos, G. (2020). Why most university-industry partnerships fail to endure and how to create value and gain competitive advantage through collaboration – a systematic review. Quality Innovation Prosperity 24(2), pp. 34-50 Link
  • Silva, A., Sá, J.C., Santos, G., Silva, F.J.G., Ferreira, L.P., M. T. Pereira, M.T. (2020). Implementation of SMED in a cutting line. Procedia Manufacturing 51, 1355–1362. Link
  • Nogueira, P.R., Martins, D. R., Fiolhais, C., Santos, G. (2020). A Revista de Guimarães no contexto da industrialização têxtil (1880-1913). Análise Social, lv (4.º), 2020 (n.º 237), pp. 722-747 Link
  • Barbosa, L.C.F.M., Mathias, M.A.S., Santos, G., de Oliveira, O.J. (2020). How the knowledge of the major researchers is forging the business strategy paths: Trends and forecasts from the state of the art. Quality Innovation Prosperity 24(3), pp. 1-20 Link
  • Machado, A.B., Silva, F.J.G., Sá, J.C., Barreiras, A., Ferreira, L.P., Pereira, M.T., Santos, G. (2020). Improvement in External Logistics of an Automotive Component Manufacturing Company Towards Costs Reduction. International Journal for Quality Research 14(4), pp. 1175-1190 Link
  • Rodrigues, J., Sá, J.C., Silva, F.J.G., Ferreira, L.P., Jimenez, G., Santos, G. (2020). A rapid improvement process through “quick-win” lean tools: A case study. Systems 8(4), pp. 1-19 Link
  • Santos, G., Félix, M.J., Doiro, M., Mandado, E., Sá, J.C. (2020). On the Concept of an Integrated and Lean Model of Product Development Proposed for Intellectual Property Creation and Competitive Economies. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 10 (4), 409 – 435 Link
  • Sá, J. C., Vaz, S., · Carvalho, O., Morgado, L., Lima V., Fonseca, L., Doiro, M., Santos, G. (2020). A model of integration ISO 9001 with Lean six sigma and main benefits achieved. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence. DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2020.1829969 Link
  • da Motta Reis, J.S., De Oliveira Silva, F., Espuny, M., Alexandre, L.G.L., Barbosa, L.C.F.M., Bonassa, A.C.M., Santos, G., Oliveira, O.J. (2020). The rapid escalation of publications on covid-19: A snapshot of trends in the early months to overcome the pandemic and to improve life Quality. International Journal for Quality Research 14(3), pp. 951-968 Link
  • Zgodavova, K., Bober, P., Majstorovic, V., Monkova, K., Santos, G., Juhaszova, D. (2020). Innovative methods for small mixed batches production system improvement: The case of a bakery machine manufacturer. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12, 6266; doi:10.3390/su12156266 Link
  • Félix, M.J., Santos, G., Simoes, R., Silva, J.R., 2020. Practice-based design research knowledge production for quality assurance in design. International Journal for Quality Research 14(2), pp. 647-660 Link
  • Bravi L., Santos G., Pagano A., Murmura F.,2020. Environmental management system according to ISO 14001:2015 as a driver to sustainable development. Corp Soc Responsib Environ Manag.,1–16. Link
  • Castro, C., Pereira, T., Sá, J.C., Santos, G., 2020. Logistics reorganization and management of the ambulatory pharmacy of a local health unit in Portugal. Evaluation and Program Planning, 80, 101801 Link
  • Correia, L., Brito, A.M., Faria, L., Félix, M.J., Santos, G., Laranjeira, J., Simoes, R., 2020. Dynamic temperature control influence on pressure during injection molding of plastic parts to improve part quality. International Journal for Quality Research 14(2), pp. 635-646 Link
  • Carvalho, F., Santos, G., Gonçalves, J., 2020. Critical analysis of information about integrated management systems and environmental policy on the Portuguese firms ‘website, towards sustainable development. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 27(2), 1069-1088 Link
  • Azevedo, J., Sá, J.C., Ferreira, L.P., Santos, G., Cruz, F.M., Jimenez, G., Silva, F.J.G., 2019. Improvement of production line in the automotive industry through lean philosophy. Procedia Manufacturing 41, 1023-1030 Link
  • Doiro, M., Fernández, F.J., Félix, M.J., Santos, G., 2019. Machining operations for components in kitchen furniture: A comparison between two management systems. Procedia Manufacturing 41, 10-17. Link
  • Jimenez, G., Santos, G., Félix, M., Hernández, H., Rondón, C. 2019. Good Practices and Trends in Reverse Logistics in the plastic products manufacturing industry. Procedia Manufacturing 41, pp. 367-374 Link
  • Rosalina Patrícia, R., Lopes, N., Santos, G., 2019. Improvement of the food hygiene and safety production process of a Not-for-profit organization using Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). Procedia Manufacturing 41, pp. 351-358 Link
  • Ribeiro, P., Sá, J. C., Ferreira, L.P., Silva, F. J. G., Pereira, M. T., Santos, G., 2019. The Impact of the Application of Lean Tools for Improvement of Process in a Plastic Company: a case study. Procedia Manufacturing 38, pp. 765–775. Link
  • Macedo, C., Freitas, C., Brito, A.M., Santos, G., Faria, L., Laranjeira, J., Simoes, R. Influence of dynamic temperature control on the injection molding process of plastic components. Procedia Manufacturing 38, pp. 1338-1346 Link
  • Rodrigues, J., de Sá, J.C.V., Ferreira, L.P., Silva, F.J.G., Santos, G., 2019. Lean management “quick-wins”: Results of implementation. A case study. Quality Innovation Prosperity 23(3), 3-21 Link
  • Bravi, L., Murmura, F., Santos, G., 2019. Additive Manufacturing: Possible Problems with Indoor Air Quality. Procedia Manufacturing 41, 952–959 Link
  • Jimenez, G., Santos, G., Sá, J.C., Ricardo, S., Pulido, J., Pizarro, A., Hernández, H., 2019. Improvement of productivity and quality in the value chain through lean manufacturing – A case study. Procedia Manufacturing 41, pp. 882-889. Link
  • Africano, N., Rodrigues, A.S., Santos, G. 2019. The main benefits of the implementation of the quality management system in higher education institutions in angola. Quality Innovation Prosperity 23(3), pp. 122-136 Link
  • Sá, J.C., Amaral, A., Barreto, L., Carvalho, F., Santos, G., 2019. Perception of the importance to implement ISO 9001 in organizations related to people linked to quality-an empirical study. International Journal for Quality Research 13(4), 1055-1070 Link
  • Félix, M.J., Silva, S., Santos, G., Doiro, M., Sá, J.C. 2019. Integrated product and processes development in design: A case study. Procedia Manufacturing 41, 296-303 Link
  • Félix, M.J., Gonçalves, S., Jimenez, G., Santos, G., 2019. The contribution of design to the development of products and manufacturing processes in the portuguese industry. Procedia Manufacturing 41, 1055-1062 Link
  • Talapatra, S., Santos, G., Uddin, K., Carvalho, F., 2019. Main benefits of integrated management systems through literature review. International Journal for Quality Research 13(4), 1037-1054 Link
  • Vieira, T., Sá, J. C., Lopes, M. P., Santos, G., Félix, M. J., Ferreira, L. P., Silva, F. J. G., Pereira, M. T., 2019. Optimization of the cold profiling process through SMED. Procedia Manufacturing, 38, pp. 892–899. Link
  • Ferreira, N., Santos, G., Silva, R. 2019. Ferreira, N., Santos, G., Silva, R. 2019. Risk level reduction in construction sites: Towards a computer aided methodology – A case study. Applied Computing and Informatics 15, 136–143 – A case study. Applied Computing and Informatics 15, 136–143 Link
  • Santos, G., Gomes, S., Braga, V., Braga, A., Lima, V., Teixeira, P., Sá, J.C., 2019. Value creation through quality and innovation – a case study on Portugal. TQM Journal 31(6), 928-947 Link
  • Costa, A.R., Barbosa, C., Santos, G., Rui Alves, M., 2019. Six sigma: Main metrics and r based software for training purposes and practical industrial quality control. Quality Innovation Prosperity 23(2), 83-100 Link
  • Santos, G., Mandado, E., Silva, R., Doiro, M., 2019. Engineering learning objectives and computer assisted tools. European Journal of Engineering Education 44(4), 616-628 Link
  • Bravi, L., Murmura, F., Santos, G., 2019. The ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard: Companies’ drivers, benefits and barriers to its implementation. Quality Innovation Prosperity 23(2), 64-82 Link
  • Araújo, R., Santos, G., da Costa, J.B., Sá, J.C., 2019. The quality management system as a driver of organizational culture: An empirical study in the Portuguese textile industry. Quality Innovation Prosperity 23(1), 1-24 Link
  • Santos, G., Murmura, F., Bravi, L., 2019. Developing a model of vendor rating to manage quality in the supply chain. International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences 11(1), 34-52 Link
  • Oliveira, S.; Santos, G.; Costa, J. (2016) – The importance of quality in the consolidation of textile firms in the Minho region in Northern Portugal. International Journal of Engineering and Industrial Management. Issue 6, pp 87-106. Link
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International conferences
  • Sá, J.C., Jorge, J.P., Santos, G., Félix, M.J., Barreto, L., Jimenez, G., (2021). The impact of lean tools on Production and Safety – a case study. Comunicação apresentada na HCI international 2021. 23th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Washington, USA, 24-29 July 2021 Link
  • Sá, J.C., Manuel, V., Silva, F. J. G., Santos, G., Ferreira L. P., Pereira T., Carvalho, M. (2021). Lean Safety – Assessment of the impact of 5S and Visual Management on safety. Comunicação apresentada na Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC), Gijón (Spain) from June 23-25, 2021. Apenas o abstract será publicado no livro dos abstracts. Link
  • Marques, J.P., Sá, J.C., Silva, F. J. G., Pereira, T., Ferreira, L. P., Santos, G. (2021). Safety Efficiency Value Stream Mapping (SEVSM) – A new tool to support the implementation of Lean Safety. Comunicação apresentada na Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference (MESIC, 2021), Gijón (Spain) from June 23-25, 2021.Apenas o abstract será publicado no livro dos abstracts Link
  • Santos, G., Ferreira, P., Félix, M.J., Simões, R., Sá, J.C. (2021). Material Selection Guidelines to the Product Designer. Paper number 83 apresentado na ICIE’2020 (International Conference Innovation in Engineering). Guimarães 28 a 30 de junho de 2021. Link
  • Félix, M.J., Santos, G., Simões, R., Surrador, C. (2021). Product design and development strategies: Construction of regional innovation systems, for new achievements brought by the academy for industry. Paper number 99 apresentado na ICIE’2020 (International Conference Innovation in Engineering). Guimarães 28 a 30 de junho de 2021. Link
  • Pata, A., Sá, J.C., Santos, G., Silva, F.J.G., Ferreira, L.P., Barreto, L. (2021). Mathematical model to monitory exposure of people to occupational risk in manual assembly processes. Paper number 54 apresentado na ICIE’2020 (International Conference Innovation in Engineering). Guimarães 28 a 30 de junho de 2021. Link
  • Silva, F.O., Reis, J.S.M., Espuny, M., Oliveira, O.J., Barbosa, L.C., Santos. G. (2020). Maping Entrepreneurial Education: Na Instrument for Including Young People in the Economy. Presented at 7th IRF -International Conference Integrity- Reliability-Failure, Madeira, 6-10 sept Link
  • Santos, G, Murmura, F.,Bravi, L., (2020). Green Economy: Usage and perception of ISO 14001 Among Romanian Companies. Presented at 7th IRF -International Conference Integrity- Reliability-Failure, Madeira, 6-10 sept. Link
  • Bravi, L., Murmura, F., Santos, G. Tomassini, L., Gnaccarini, A. (2020). Developing na Enterprize Resource Plenning Manage Quality Assurance: Cosmob S.P.A. Casy Study. Presented at 7th IRF -International Conference Integrity- Reliability-Failure, Madeira, 6-10 sept Link
  • Jiménez-Delgado, G., Santos, G., Félix, M.J., Teixeira, P., Sá, J.C. (2020). A combined ahp-topsis approach for evaluating the process of innovation and integration of management systems in the logistic sector.Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 12427 LNCS, pp. 535-559 Link
  • Silva, S., Sá, J.C., Silva, F.J.G., Ferreira, L.P., Santos, G. (2020). Lean Green—The Importance of Integrating Environment into Lean Philosophy—A Case Study. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems 122, pp. 211-219 Link
  • Cordeiro, P., Sá, J.C., Pata, A., Gonçalves, M., Santos, G., Silva, F.J.G. (2020). The Impact of Lean Tools on Safety—Case Study. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control 277, pp. 151-159 Link
  • Maia, P., Felix, M. J. Santos, G., Dias, N. & Stilwell, G. (2019). Biological metaphors to construct a narrative in product design. Proceedings of M2D 2019 – Mechanical and Materials in Design. 8th International Conference, Bolonha, Itália.
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