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PROENCA, Adriano; CAULLIRAUX, Heitor M. and NEVES, Maurício. Sistemas integrados de produção no Brasil: situação atual, causas e perspectivas. Prod. [online]. 1996, vol.6, n.1, pp. 83-101. ISSN 0103-6513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65131996000100005.
This paper presents and analyzes the results of a survey of 260 manufacturing firms in 10 states in Brazil. It describes its metodology and explores the relationships between firms's characteristics -strategic positioning, size, nature of production process, industry and region - and their automation pattern. It discusses trends and needs for the near-future and offers some remarks about the content of the tecnology adopted by the firms. It also speculates about the nature of the industry's modernization process.
Keywords : Industrial Automation; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Manufacturing Strategy.