02. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
This work presents a digital tool that can help any distributor facing purchase decisions involving three possible suppliers of the same good. Upon purchasing, the product is going to be transported to storage terminals and shipped afterwards to the retail network. The tool offers a map-table output whose construction and features give it important characteristics: interactivity, speed of response, and a colorful simulator-like look. Considering the ongoing changes in Brazilian downstream fuel market, this was the scenario chosen to present an example of the creation and use of such a tool to demonstrate its use and potential application. The resulting tool showed high potential of application to real-life situations as well as adequate characteristics for education purposes.
PALAVRAS-CHAVE: purchase, logistics, simulation, education zone of influence