1st Edition

Logistics, Transport and the COVID-19 Crisis Managing and Operating Logistics Processes

    214 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Under and post COVID-19 conditions, companies are adapting to smart ways of operating and managing logistics processes to counteract the negative implications of the pandemic. This book offers an analysis and guidance on how to manage these processes, including transport, inventory, operations and waste management, to meet the complex need of enterprises.

    This edited collection presents selected and key aspects of the implementation of logistics processes in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, enriched with empirical analyses and international examples. The book is a contribution to the considerations on the role and importance of logistics processes in the management of organisations in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as reducing its negative socio-economic and technological effects. With contributions from global scholars, the book demonstrates the direction in which logistics processes should change so that they can take the form of "smart".

    Logistics, Transport and the COVID-19 Crisis will be directly relevant for researchers and academics across logistics, supply chain management, and transport management as well as risk management and related fields.

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    Chapter 1

    The SARS-COV-2 epidemic as the impetus for a discussion of managerial
    maturity: the significance of cognitive competencies

    Bogdan Nogalski, Przemysław Niewiadomski and Agnieszka Szpitter

    Chapter 2

    Logistics companies under COVID-19 threat: selected tactics and procedures

    Ewa Kalbarczyk-Guzek

    Chapter 3

    The efficiency of management of a logistics centre under conditions
    of COVID-19 threats

    Sławomir Bartosiewicz and Małgorzata Oziębło

    Chapter 4

    Operation of supply chains in the COVID-19 pandemic conditions

    Mariusz Gontarczyk, Magdalena Rykała and Jarosław Zelkowski

    Chapter 5

    Material inventory management during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Paweł Ślaski

    Chapter 6

    Sustainable waste management in COVID-19 circumstances

    Dorota Krupnik and Bogusław Rogowski

    Chapter 7

    Motor transport modelling using a simulation program and artificial neural networks

    Mieczysław Pawlisiak, Tomasz Waśniewski and Arkadiusz Jóźwiak

    Chapter 8

    Carriage of passengers by air transport in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic emergence

    Bartosz Kozicki

    Chapter 9

    The analysis of the number of passengers departing from the Great Britain before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Mieczysław Pawlisiak and Bartosz Kozicki

    Chapter 10

    The analysis of the number of passengers landing in Germany and the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

    Mieczysław Pawlisiak and Bartosz Kozicki

    Chapter 11

    Online shopping processes: perspective of purchase transactions in the COVID-19 era

    Jacek Woźniak, Wioletta Wereda and Paweł Wereda




    Jacek Woźniak, Ph.D. – Doctor of Social Sciences in the discipline of management and quality. Employed at the Institute of Organization and Management of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, where for 10 years he has been conducting research and teaching, among others in the field of risk management, safety and efficiency in organizations, innovation management, or process-based approach to management. Author or co-author of several scientific monographs and textbooks in the field of safety and risk management in organizations, and project and innovation management, as well as several dozen scientific articles.

    Wioletta Sylwia Wereda, Ph.D. – Doctor of Economics in the sciences of management; Associate Professor in Faculty of Security, Logistics and Management, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. She is the author of a variety of studies and business. She has also written and co-written three monographs and over 100 scientific articles in the field of management, published both in Poland and abroad. The scientific interests of Wioletta focus on the issues of modern and smart organizations, efficient stakeholder relationship management, sales management methods and new approach to the designing of relational sales. She is also a member of Scientific Boards of International Journals (inter alia Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, Hyperion International Journal of Econophysics and New Economy) and she is the scientific reviewer in different entities (USA, Italy, Romania, Lithuania) and in Scientific Boards of National Journals.

    Bogdan Nogalski is Professor of Economic Sciences in the field of organization and management. Currently, he is a full professor at the Gdańsk School of Banking. Earlier in the years 1973-2018 a research and didactic employee of the University of Gdańsk. Doctor honoris causa of the Biotter University in Bucharest [2004] and the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice [2016]. He deals with problems of organization management and improvement of various forms of organization and management systems. The scientific specialty is issues related to various aspects of strategic management. He is the author of many original scientific researches, applications and expert opinions. He has been holding responsible functions in the scientific community for many years. He is the Honorary Chairman of the Committee of Organization and Management Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In the years 2003-2020 he was its Chairman. In the years 2007-2016 he was a member of the Economic Sciences Section of the Central Commission for Degrees and Titles, and in the years 2013–2016 its Chairman and member of the Presidium of this Commission.