Application of a mathematical model for the minimization of costs in a micro-company of the graphic sector

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Paulo Cesar Chagas Rodrigues
Fernando Augusto Silva Marins
Fernando Bernardi de Souza


Supply chain management, postponement and demand management are one of the operations of strategic importance for the economic success of organizations, in times of economic crisis or not. The objective of this article is to analyze the influence that a mathematical model focused on the management of raw material stocks in a microenterprise with seasonal demand. The research method adopted was of an applied nature, with a quantitative approach and with an exploratory and descriptive objective. The technical procedures adopted were the bibliographical survey, documentary analysis and mathematical modeling. The development of mathematical models for solving inventory management problems may allow managers to observe deviations in trading methods, as well as to support rapid decisions for possible unforeseen market or economic variability.


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Paulo Cesar Chagas Rodrigues, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP)

Paulo C. C. Rodrigues is Professor at IFSP – Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo in Jacareí, Brazil. He graduated in Business Administration of computer management at Gennari & Peartree College in 2005.  He got a Graduate-level Specialization in Business Management at Fenix, Bauru and Public Management at the University Don Bosco.  He got his MSc in Industrial Engineering at the College of Engineering Bauru (FEB) - UNESP, Brazil, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering at Guaratinguetá (FEG) – UNESP, Brazil. He participated in the organizing committee of Encep and ENEGEP / ICIEOM events between the years 2007 and 2010, which were promoted by ABEPRO. As a Reviewer from the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), he participated in some national and international events. Since June 2011 he has been teaching, exclusively, at IFSP – Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo, in Jacareí, Brazil.  Since 2010, he has been working as Chief Editor in  the journal "Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P)".


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