The paper is based on the findings and conclusions of an investigation into the position of companies in the South Moravia Region. The application of logistics management as the main tool of strategic management requires the understanding of the present level of logistic conceptions in the business sphere. The investigation aimed to determine the position of the logistics management in companies of the South Moravia Region, specifically to identify the level of the forming of logistic conceptions at manufacturing companies in the current linear economic models while comparing it to the currently appearing requirements of circular economy. To this end, a quantitative research was conducted with elements of qualitative research (method of semistructured interviews) taking place at a small and medium manufacturing company, by CZ-NACE section C - Processing Industry, parts 26, 27, and 28 in the South Moravia Region (NUTS classification CZ064 - South Moravia Region). The paper informs the readers on the level of logistic conceptions in the present conditions while verifying the preparedness of logistic management for the future circular economy in logistic networks. It has been found out that, in the long run, through a system of diagnostic tools (Life Cycle Logistic Spiral, Social and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment, and others), the cyclic character of circular economy is being increasingly integrated in the manufacturing or distribution strategies within logistic chains regardless of the current political or normative measures taken.Keywords: Logistic conception, logistics management, system of diagnostic tools, circular economy
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