One of the most important branches of Polish and worldwide industry is metallurgical industry. The economic slowdown observed in the world in recent years had a negative impact on the metallurgical industry in Poland and throughout Europe. Steel industry recorded a decrease due to the limitation of individual consumption and reduced demand for manufacturing industry. Therefore, it is important through the use of available resources and tools, strive to improve processes, also logistic and thereby to influence on the shape of the whole industry.An important element supporting the functioning of metallurgical enterprises is efficient supply chain management. The basis of functionality is synchronization of supply system with physical distribution of materials. Individual solution for enterprises is the use of appropriate methods to increase the effectiveness of this synchronization. The article presents solutions for the use of methods of inventory and order control in logistics chain of metallurgical enterprises. The steel market analysis in Poland through several years has been made, to show the market trends, as a justification for the use of appropriate management methods.Keywords: SCM, logistics, management, metallurgy
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