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Proposition Factor Model of World Class Manufacturing in Brazilian Enterprises

Paulo Sergio Gonçalves de Oliveira, Dirceu da Silva, Luciano Ferreira da Silva, Maria Cristina Tecilla, Meire dos Santos Lopes


The present paper aims to develop a model of World Class Manufacturing, to achieve this goal was elaborated a questionnaire with 35 assertive divided in 7 areas suggested by literature review. This questionnaire was send to manufacture specialists, product developers and technician through LinkedIn the participants was select by researchers in discussion groups taking in consideration their experience using the professional profile. About 1000 invite was send to professional from metal-mechanic sector which returned 180 valid questionnaires. The data was analyzed through factor analyses and was obtained 7 constructs, which explained 67% of data variance. The KMO was 0,84, which is considered good for, analyzes purpose. The seventh factor was eliminated because it Cranach’s Alpha was below 0,6 and the remained factor was nominated as: Lean Manufacturing, Human Resources Management to achieve flexibility, Marketing Integration, Costs Reduction and Flexibility.


World Class Manufacturing; Production; Competitive Edge; Lean Manufacturing; Resource Management

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