Optimization models applied to Agri-Logistics in Brazil
The general objective of this talk is to present the logistics applied to Brazilian agribusiness, involving both the understanding of the different logistical activities (transport, storage, and information) as well as the practical use of tools applied to the logistics management of this chain (mathematical models of optimization, mainly using linear programming). It is shown that the primary motivation for the search for such optimization is the need to augment the competitiveness of specific products, which may imply an apparent reduction of costs in the related exporting operations.
José Vicente Caixeta-Filho
Civil Engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (1984), Master in Economics - University of New England (Australia, 1989), Ph.D. in Transport Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (1993), Postdoctoral studies at Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel (Germany, 1994) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States, 2017). He has been a Full Professor at the Department of Economics, Administration and Sociology at the "Luiz de Queiroz" School of Agriculture (ESALQ) from the University of São Paulo as well as Emeritus Coordinator of the Research and Extension Group in Agroindustrial Logistics (ESALQ-LOG). He was Dean of ESALQ in the period between 2011 and 2014. His area of expertise in terms of teaching, research, and extension is focused on themes and analytical instruments related to Agroindustrial Logistics, with emphasis on works focused on the following themes: transport, storage, and operations research (linear and integer programming). In 2016, he received the 61st Fundação Bunge Award "Life and Work", "Transport Infrastructure" Category.