Um estudo empírico sobre a correlação entre automação flexível e flexibilidade de manufatura

Um estudo empírico sobre a correlação entre automação flexível e flexibilidade de manufatura

Zukin, Marcio; Dalcol, Paulo R. T.

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Este artigo discute os resultados de um estudo recente envolvendo 16 empresas líderes do setor de bens eletrônicos de consumo no Brasil. São analisadas as relações entre automação flexível e variáveis tais como: percepção gerencial da flexibilidade; variedade de produtos; frequência de mudança nos processos das máquinas e aumento da variedade de produtos. O objetivo é verificar se os gerentes, que percebem a importância da flexibilidade de manufatura, estão usando flexibilidade efetivamente ou não, procurando, assim, explorar a utilização da flexibilidade em um setor industrial dinâmico de um país de industrialização recente.


avaliação de flexibilidade, automação flexível, flexibilidade de manufatura, análise de correlação


This paper discusses the results of a recent study involving 16 leading firms in the consumer electronics industry in Brazil. It analyses the relationship between flexible automation and variables such as: managerial perception of flexibility; variety of products; machine changeover and increase in range of products. The objective of this paper is to find out whether managers, perceiving the importance of manufacturing flexibility, are using flexibility effectively or not, in order to shed some light on flexibility utilisation in a dynamic industrial sector of a newly industrialized country.


flexibility assesssment, flexible automation, manufacturing flexibility, correlation analysis


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