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prof. dr hab. inż. Jacek Szołtysek
prof. dr hab. inż. Jacek Szołtysek
ORCID: 0000-0003-3266-0241

Professor of Economic Sciences, Head of the Department of Social Logistics at the University of Economics in Katowice. He has been focusing his scientific interests for over 15 years on the potential of logistics in urban management, health care, humanitarian actions and other applications of social logistics. In his research and theoretical considerations he draws on the experience of other scientific disciplines, implementing an interdisciplinary approach in the field of city functioning, including city logistics. He is the originator of social logistics, treated on an equal footing with military and economic logistics as the third conceptual area of logistics. He is the author of nine academic textbooks and six scientific monographs, over 60 chapters in scientific monographs, over 200 scientific articles published in the country and abroad. He is a scientific editor of 17 scientific papers. He has extensive managerial experience – he has held management positions at the highest levels in banking and service institutions and in production companies including those with foreign capital.

DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2023.4.6
JEL: M10, H12, L83

Expeditionary projects are complex projects, combining both high-tech and traditional equipment, requiring varying competences of team members, a high degree of complex organisational processes, including logistics, and the need to operate in diverse cultural contexts. The course of an expedition project is to a large extent conditioned by events that are difficult and unpredictable, therefore subject to risks both to the safety of the participants and to success. Hence, based on practical experience and scientific studies, the authors have undertaken the task of identifying areas of resilience formation in expedition projects. This is the main objective of the consideration.

Keywords: resilience; antifragile; expeditionary project; resilience development
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2022.2.1
JEL: H12, M10, O32

Emerging challenges for any area of human activity trigger the need to meet them by adapting or implementing appropriate changes. Logistics today is subjected to such challenges, which are often associated with the emergence of a coronavirus. Is this the only reason for changes in logistics? The article explores issues related to identifying factors that can constitute significant challenges for logistics in the modern world. Since such discussions are held in many experts of theoreticians and logistics practitioners, the author decided to pursue the question of where to look for sources of changes in logistics, and in which areas those changes will manifest in the real logistics environment. This is the main objective of this article.

Keywords: logistics; changes; sources of change; the future of logistics
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2021.9.2
JEL: I30, H12, M11, O32

The article carries out an argument justifying the stabilizing role of logistics in achieving well-being in a period of surprising and unexpected changes. The arguments presented are based on time-varying relations between logistics and well-being as well as on the reactivity of logistics to changes in the environment.

Keywords: logistics; welfare; stabiliser; pandemic

Most of the world's population now lives in cities. There are well known problems of contemporary cities existence, such as pollution, safety, congestion. These problems has to be solved, otherwise city population may decide to leave it, which would cause a city death. One of possible ways to faith with these problems is by using city logistics. There is also a new concept of ecocities, developed by Richard Register from USA. An ecocity is a human settlement that enables its residents to live a good quality of life while using minimal natural resources. It has special rules for designing its infrastructure. For example its buildings make best use of sun, wind and rainfall to help supply the energy and water needs of occupants. Generally multistory to maximize the land available for green space. The goods which are produced in a ecocity has to be designed for reuse, remanufacture, and recycling. The industrial processes used in producing goods involve reuse of by-products, and minimize the movement of goods. It has a labour intensive rather than a material, energy, and water intensive economy, to maintain full employment and minimize material throughput. There are also special kind of logistics, which we may need to keep ecocity alive. They are described in this paper.

Keywords: eco-city; logistics; sustainable development
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2019.12.1

The  sharing  economy,  co-creation,  the  fourth  industrial revolution  are  the  slogans  describing  the  modern environment of people's lives. In these concepts, the potential to  satisfy  consumers'  needs  is  hidden.  Logistics  faces  the challenge  of  meeting  the  requirements  set  by  these  new conditions. In the article, the authors wonder about the place of logistics in the new reality and its possible changeability.

Keywords: economy of sharing; Industry 4.0.; Logistics; stability of logistics