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dr inż. Joanna Rut
ORCID: 0000-0001-9014-8874
Dr inż. Joanna Rut PhD Eng. A graduate of master's and engineering studies as well as doctoral studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Opole University of Technology in Opole, Poland. In 2011, she obtained a doctorate in technical sciences in the discipline of construction and operation of machines. The represented scientific discipline is an area of management and quality science. Her main research interests include aspects of management and quality, Logistics,
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2021.12.2
JEL: Q00, Q13, O32, M11

In every business process of enterprises, there are technological processes, and the warehouse and related activities are an inherent attribute of the logistics process. Logistics chain management is a multidimensional activity involving information and decision-making processes and processes using the knowledge of appropriate instruments of direction and control at the strategic and operational levels. Appropriate approach to the analysis of logistics management in solving problems involving storage management in enterprises requires recognition of the importance of problems and identification of their causes. The subject of analysis and evaluation in this study are grain storage systems as key links of logistic supply chains in the grain industry. Modern, efficient as well as sustainable logistics chains are of great economic importance in industrial storage. The paper presents a new sustainable solution for the planning process and control of grain storage activities. The described innovative solution contributes primarily to the continuity of warehouse operation in emergency situations and minimizes queues at the purchase of cereals. Moreover, this solution indicates low energy consumption, low operating costs, high efficiency, pro-environmental character and resistance to failures. The aim of this paper is to analyze and evaluate the process of planning and controlling activities for grain storage and economically viable grain flow. The authors analyzed the current situation in the grain industry and proposed organizational improvements in the form of the author's alternative method, which minimizes the queues at grain purchases and ensures continuity of storage operation in emergency situations.

Keywords: management; logistics chain; added value; decision making; warehousing; grain industry; sustainability
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2020.6.5

Telematics solutions allow to improve financial results and significantly increase the efficiency of transport companies. These benefits come from many factors, such as improving driving safety, monitoring the driver's route or reducing fuel costs. Thanks to the variety of telematics devices, companies can choose from a wide range of solutions tailored to their needs. Unfortunately, in many transport companies the knowledge of telematics is very low, which in turn translates into unfavorable financial results. The aim of the article is to show the impact of telematics solutions on the improvement of financial results of enterprises. In addition, it is to verify the knowledge of transport company employees about telematics tools and propose specific actions that transport companies should take to ensure proper functioning of the transport system. To verify the objective, the following research tools were used: comparisons, generalizations and a survey conducted among the employees of transport companies. In addition, direct interviews were conducted with the transport company management.

Keywords: transport; telematics; transport costs; efficiency; road safety
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2019.12.7
JEL: (artykuł w języku angielskim)

Manufacturing  and  logistics  process  in  conditions  of  the contemporary  market  must  be  multidimensional  and multicriterial.  Activities  associated  with  production  and logistics  are  closely  related.  Improvement  of  the manufacturing process and logistics areas in enterprises has a  great  importance  and  can  bring  a  lot  of  benefits.  Each optimization  of  the  manufacturing  and  logistics  proces should be analyzed, adapted to needs of the given enterprise and  successively  implemented.  The  article  describes proposals  to  improve  the  manufacturing  and  Logistics process  in  researched  enterprise,  through  identification  of functional  problems.  In  addition,  indicates  important possible  benefits,  resulting  from  the  use  of  tools,  systems and techniques to optimize production and logistics areas in the organization.

Keywords: improvement; manufacturing process; logistics; IT systems; Lean production

Dr inż. Joanna Rut

PhD Eng. A graduate of master's and engineering studies as well as doctoral studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Opole University of Technology in Opole, Poland. In 2011, she obtained a doctorate in technical sciences in the discipline of construction and operation of machines. The represented scientific discipline is an area of management and quality science. Her main research interests include aspects of management and quality, Logistics, innovation and implementation processes in industry, IoT, Industry 4.0, machine construction and operation, robotic systems, vision systems, and diagnostic processes. She is the author and co-author of over 200 scientific publications. She participated in many scientific and research works completed with implementation in the industry. She gained scientific and practical experience related to the industry by cooperating with enterprises and during the implementation of many scientific internships. She is a member TEAM Society — Technique, Education, Agriculture & Management, ITHEA® International Scientific Society, IPMA — International Project Management Association, Polish Association for Production Management, Polish Logistics Association, Polish Operational and Systems Research Society POSRS, Polish Society of Mechanical Engineers, Polish Society for Innovation Management. In 2011, she received the 3rd degree award of the Rector of the Opole University of Technology for organizational and administrative work. In 2013, she received the 2nd degree award of the Rector of the Opole University of Technology for outstanding scientific achievements.