MATERIALS MANAGEMENT: A REVERSE LOGISTICS CASE OF AGROTOXICS EMPTY CONTAINERS IN A SUGAR AND ALCOHOL COMPANY

  • Humberto dos Santos Pereira Junior Institution Educational of Ituverava, Brazil
  • Renan Marcelo Cortez Institution Educational of Ituverava, Brazil
  • Antonio Sergio Torres Penedo Adjunct Professor of Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
  • Nilton Cesar Lima Adjunct Professor of Department of Accounting, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
  • Gustavo Henrique Silva de Souza Researcher at Laboratory of Evaluation and Measure Cognitive and Emotional, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Thiago Emidio Esteves da Silva Academic Student of Business Administration, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil
  • Jamerson Viegas Queiroz Adjunct Professor of Department of Production Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Elvis Silveira Martins Adjunct Professor at Business Administration and Tourism College, State University of Pelotas, Brazil

Abstract

With the advances in today's chemical pesticides, global agriculture has become extremely productive, which, from another point of view, brought many environmental problems, especially in relation to damage caused by pesticides and the improper disposal of their packages. Brazil, on the other hand, holds the world record in the collection and recycling of empty pesticides containers, which could only be configured within a process of compromise among all stakeholders: from the manufacturers of pesticides to the farmer (or rural enterprise). The objective of this study was to analyze the measures taken from storage, to transportation, and to collection posts of empty pesticides containers, by a large Brazilian sugar and ethanol company. The methodology has adopted of an exploratory nature within a qualitative approach, through a semi-structured interview with the logistics and material manager of the company investigated. It was found that the company follows a strict process of handling empty containers of pesticides, following the standards and laws of the country, aiming to achieve the ISO14000 certification, for the social compromise to the community in which it operates.

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Published
2013-09-30
How to Cite
Pereira Junior, H. dos S., Cortez, R. M., Penedo, A. S. T., Lima, N. C., de Souza, G. H. S., da Silva, T. E. E., Queiroz, J. V., & Martins, E. S. (2013). MATERIALS MANAGEMENT: A REVERSE LOGISTICS CASE OF AGROTOXICS EMPTY CONTAINERS IN A SUGAR AND ALCOHOL COMPANY. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 9(26). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n26p%p