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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2018. 14(3), article 4, 315-329; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.283


Arkadiusz Kawa, Marcin Anholcer

Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland


Background: Logistics service providers store very different products which can interact with each other, e.g. in a chemical or physical way. In addition, some manufacturers require logistic companies not to store their products together with competing products. We are therefore faced with exclusionary constraints, thus with the circumstances or conditions under which at least two commodities cannot be stocked in the same warehousing place. In literature, there are no studies on exclusionary constraints in storage, especially findings of empirical research. That is why the main purpose of this paper is to identify and asses the frequency and importance of exclusionary constraints in storage by logistics service providers.

Methods: We have scrutinized a random sample of 300 logistics services providers in Poland in order to capture the managers’ assessment of exclusionary constraints, especially their frequency and importance for the activity of the firms.

Results: Our research showed that the approach to the exclusionary constraints in storage is various for the managers of the logistics enterprises. We discovered the correlation between the importance and frequency of exclusionary constraints in storage. The more important a specific exclusionary constraint is, the more often it occurs. The most important and frequent exclusionary constraint for the surveyed enterprises is sensitivity for storage temperature. This study contributes to the theories and practices of logistics enterprises.

Conclusions: This study extends earlier research on exclusionary constraints in logistics, which but do not analyze the real life data. In the future work we will use the results of the quantitative research to develop mathematical models of the storage problems based on the determined exclusionary constraints.

Keywords: exclusionary constraints, storage, logistics service providers
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MLA Kawa, Arkadiusz, and Marcin Anholcer. "Exclusionary constraints in storage: an empirical study of logistics service providers." Logforum 14.3 (2018): 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.283
APA Arkadiusz Kawa, Marcin Anholcer (2018). Exclusionary constraints in storage: an empirical study of logistics service providers. Logforum 14 (3), 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.283
ISO 690 KAWA, Arkadiusz, ANHOLCER, Marcin. Exclusionary constraints in storage: an empirical study of logistics service providers. Logforum, 2018, 14.3: 4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.283