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Dr Sebastian Twaróg
Dr Sebastian Twaróg
ORCID: 0000-0003-0855-7965

Dr Sebastian Twaróg

PhD in the discipline of management sciences, an employee of the Department of Social Logistics at the University of Economics in Katowice. He specializes in logistics management, logistics in health care entities (blood donation), supply chain management and reverse logistics. Author of over 60 publications in Polish and English.

DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2023.3.4
JEL: L32

Short food supply chains are one of the recently reinvented types of food supply systems that are recognized as a notable sustainable approach. The purpose of this article is to identify short food supply chains (SFSCs) in practice, focusing on their types of initiatives, inter-organizational proximity, and logistics. The study aims to address the following research questions: 1) What are the dominant types of initiatives and dimensions of interorganizational proximity in SFSCs? 2) What key logistics aspects can be identified in SFSCs? 3) Which activities determine the performance of SFSCs? This paper comprises three main sections. Firstly, it reviews the existing academic literature related to the types of initiatives in short food supply chains within the context of proximity dimensions and logistics, as well as the contributions of SFSCs to sustainability. Following that, it outlines the empirical research methodology employed and interprets the findings obtained. Lastly, it highlights the theoretical and practical implications arising from the research.

Keywords: supply chain; short food supply chain; intrinsic case study
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2022.7.4
JEL: L29

Misunderstandings of interpretation, related to the terms "integration", "coordination" and "synchronization", and the interchangeable use of these terms reduce the precision of scientific argumentation, as well as complicating the exchange of ideas between management theoreticians and practitioners, including logisticians. The purpose of the considerations contained in this article is to identify the distribution of the frequency of the articles in the field in question, and answer the questions of whether these concepts are synonymous or mean different situations in a management context. 

Keywords: integration; coordination; synchronization; logistics management