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Issue 1/ 2017, article 7

Authors: Zbigniew Bigaj, Adam Koliński

Title: THE ANALYSIS OF THE COLD SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY WITH THE USE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

Keywords: logistics, efficiency of logistics processes, cold supply chain, mobile technologies

Abstract:

Background: The efficiency of logistics processes is a very important decision-making aspect, both from financial point of view as well as in terms of processes at the operational level. Taking into account both the specific features of a cold supply chain as well as conditions of the comprehensive analysis of the efficiency of logistics processes, the significant aspect is the elaboration of the concept, which will allow to monitor and estimate realized processes with the possibility to obtain date in real time.
The aim of this paper is to present the concept of monitoring of processes performed in a cold supply chain.
Methods: The results of researches conducted in Polish companies in the first half of 2016 year as well as the literature review show the unsatisfied level of the use of the analysis of efficiency of logistics processes. These results were used to select conditions influencing the complexity of the analysis of efficiency of logistics processes. The researches were conducted in 152 logistics companies located in Wielkopolska voivodship.
Results: The business product BluTrack of the Blulog company is the result of the elaborated concept. Various variants of the implementation of this tool in practice served as the methodology of the verification of the complexity of the implementation of this concept in monitoring and management of the cold supply chain.
Conclusions: The analysis of efficiency of logistics processes is still not unambiguously defined despite many scientific studies. It causes problems in the business practice. The uniqueness of the cold supply chain introduces additional variables and criteria of estimation of efficiency of logistics processes. The presented study put the main focus on the use of mobile technologies for efficient monitoring and evaluation of efficiency of logistics processes in the cold supply chain. The result of the verification of the presented concept was the preparation of the tool, having the desired functionalities for the business practice.

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DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2017.1.7
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MLA Bigaj, Zbigniew, and Adam Koliński. "The analysis of the cold supply chain efficiency with the use of mobile technology ." Logforum 13.1 (2017): 7. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2017.1.7
APA Zbigniew Bigaj1, Adam Koliński2 (2017). The analysis of the cold supply chain efficiency with the use of mobile technology . Logforum 13 (1), 7. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2017.1.7
ISO 690 BIGAJ, Zbigniew, KOLIńSKI, Adam. The analysis of the cold supply chain efficiency with the use of mobile technology . Logforum, 2017, 13.1: 7. DOI: 10.17270/J.LOG.2017.1.7
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