Analysis of the system of production and competitiveness factors in a company's mining sector in southern Brazil

Beatriz Marcondes de Azevedo, Rolf Hermann Erdmann, Andrea Cristina Trierweiller, Vanessa Ferreira Bento

Abstract


The production system is composed of interrelated subsystems, as is understood that the production as a result of an activity derived from a set of functions or efforts employed. Flexibility, integration of new technologies and alignment with the demands of the market reflect its multidimensionality and complexity. The aim of this paper is to analyze the functioning of the productive system of a company's mining industry in southernBrazil, seeing how there actions have contributed to the prevailing organizational competitiveness. Methodologically, this is an exploratory-descriptive, in the form of case study, in which data from the bibliographic and documentary research, interviews and observation, and analyzed qualitatively. The results infer company could expand the scope and maximize the actions already being practiced successfully, for example, mitigation of environmental impacts, decreased and increased health hazard, continuous improvement from product and process innovations. Moreover, the adoption of structured procedures for planning and control, study the layout and the field of production cycles, would contribute more assertive for the factors of results.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5902/198346596302


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Revista de Administração da UFSM. Brazilian Journal of Management

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, eISSN 1983-4659