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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2014. 10(1), article 3, 21-30;


Mirosław Antonowicz

Koźmiński University, Warsaw, Poland


Introduction: The article discusses the issue of logistic innovations in transport. The essentials of logistic innovations in transport together with some examples of specific innovations are presented. The role of the client's needs in transport innovations is indicated. The most vital postulates affecting the innovativeness of shipping companies and derived from the author's experience as well as scholarly publications, are time, safety, reliability as well as comprehensiveness of service offer. Following the analysis of the issue, and on the grounds of Kaizen's and Lean's method, the concept of continuous innovations is suggested as very useful for the development of transport. The potential of clusters as the source of logistic innovations in transport is emphasised.

Methods: The discussion of the issue was preceded by the author's analysis of written sources on innovativeness, the evaluation of ratings of innovativeness as well as the analysis of rewarded innovative solutions in transport subsequent to the businesses participation in the programme of innovative solutions in transport. The role of innovation practical business operations is argued following the analysis of some strategic documents such as: 2011 White Paper and the Strategy for the Development of Transport by 2020 adopted by the Polish government in 2013.

Aim: The aim of the article is to present the role and significance of the issue of logistic innovations in transport and to cite instances of practical solutions implemented by shipping companies, the solutions which resulted in measurable effects. Following the author's observation of the instances of innovative solutions as well as his analysis of the ratings of innovativeness, the article aims to present the conclusions as for the specific kinds of activities which are indispensable to foster innovativeness in transport.

Conclusions: The conclusions derived from the author's analyses and observations show that logistic innovations in the Polish transport are of imitative character. It is essential to introduce new methods and modern business culture which are propitious to innovations. Transportation clusters may become the stimulus for innovativeness in TSL sector. The author, subsequently to his observation of instances of innovative solutions as well as his analysis of ratings of innovativeness, presents conclusions with reference to specific actions which should be taken in order to  improve innovativeness in transport.

Keywords: Innovations, Transport, Transport Innovations, Kaizen, Clusters
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MLA Antonowicz, Mirosław. "Logistic innovations in transport." Logforum 10.1 (2014): 3.
APA Mirosław Antonowicz (2014). Logistic innovations in transport. Logforum 10 (1), 3.
ISO 690 ANTONOWICZ, Mirosław. Logistic innovations in transport. Logforum, 2014, 10.1: 3.