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dc.contributor.advisorBruce Arntzen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFiger, Luizen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.coverage.spatials-bl---en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-01T15:07:39Z
dc.date.available2013-03-01T15:07:39Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/77462
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 53-54).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work developed a simulation model that is intended to be used for strategic investment decisions by a company that operates in a wide range of activities in the agriculture business in Brazil. Mostly, it is a tool that allows the user, in this case the company management, to quantitatively assess the results of their qualitative expectations for the business environment. I found that the supply of grains is potentially a higher uncertainty factor than demand, that different configurations of crushing capacity and storage impact the results with significant difference, depending on the demand and supply scenarios even in the near future. Knowing that uncertainty is unavoidable and largely impacts the business, I measured it and found that, yield uncertainty alone can impact profits dramatically. The model developed in this paper can easily be leveraged to include more sophisticated crushing rules and up to date market data. It can also be run timely and produce tailored reports.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Luiz Figer.en_US
dc.format.extent60 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectEngineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.titleSimulating a storage-production system with three oilseed cropsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.in Logisticsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc826904038en_US


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