LOGISTICS CONCEPT WITHIN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

1 MATWIEJCZUK Rafał
Institution:
1 Opole University, Opole, Poland, EU, rmatwiejczuk@uni.opole.pl
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Priessnitz Spa, Jesenik, Czech Republic, EU, November 4th - 6th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
39-44
ISBN:
978-80-87294-61-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
Metrics:
710 views / 197 downloads
Abstract

Firms permanently search for new methods and instruments of performance improvement, as well as for strategies and operational programs affecting business competitive advantage achievement and maintenance. During the recent years, one may notice the progressive growth of logistics significance as a management concept influencing economic outcomes (profit, profitability, ROA, ROE, ROI) and market outcomes (customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, market share) achievement by a firm. In particular, more and more frequently managerial re-evaluations in the logistics concept are emphasized. The paper points at logistics concept development within business management. There are four basic “stages” in logistics concept development: (1) Logistics as a service function (transport, warehousing, reloading, packaging, labelling, etc.), (2) Logistics as a function of coordination of materials, goods and information flow, (3) Logistics as an integrated management of materials, goods and information flow within a firm, (4) Logistics as an integrated management of materials, goods and information flow within the whole supply chain. Apart from the literature studies, the article also refers to the research conducted in the Chair of Logistics and Marketing at Opole University, Poland, concerning the following logistics determinants of business management: flow orientation, logistics competences, logistics strategies, logistics management tools, logistics planning, organizational solutions in logistics, and logistics controlling.

Keywords: Logistics, Logistics Concept, Business Management

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