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Dr hab. Waldemar W. Budner, prof. UEP
ORCID: 0000-0001-8812-2480
Dr hab. Waldemar W. Budner, prof. UEP Geographer, dr hab. of economic sciences, professor at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Graduate of the University of A. Mickiewicz in Poznań. He is an employee of the Department of Logistics at the Institute of International Economy. In research and didactic work, he focuses on the issues of urban spatial management, spatial economy, urban logistics and the location of enterprises (first logistics locations). He is the author of
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2021.6.1
JEL: L9, O18, R33

The subject of enterprises location is one of the key issues in the field of enterprise science. The problem of the location of logistics facilities (including warehouses) is taken up relatively rarely. It is also a relatively new issue, and therefore still poorly researched. The aim of the study is to assess the level and diversity of location attractiveness of the warehouse market. The study covered 29 locations in Poland. The study is also an attempt to use the classical standardization method adopted for the assessment of partial indices, which were then reduced to the synthetic form of the Perkal index. The location factors underlying the assessment are: transport accessibility, business conditions, labor market, and the economic potential of the area. The overriding issue is geographic conditions — resulting from the location. These, in turn, affect the costs of transport, which account for approximately 50% of the cost of operating the supply chain. The result of the research is a ranking of location attractiveness of the warehouse market.

Keywords: warehouse market; location; attractiveness; evaluation method; Poland
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2020.11.1
JEL: L9, O18, R53

The warehouse market in Poland has been developing since the beginning of the 21st century, bringing dynamic changes in the landscape, especially around the big agglomerations. One may notice mainly quantitative changes, which mean the increase in the number of warehouse constructions and warehouse space; moreover, the warehouses themselves have been changing, including their facilities, functions, inner structure. The aim of the present paper is to characterize the changes which have been taking place on the warehouse market in Poland in the period from 2004 to 2020. The following analysis focuses on the direction, extent, pace, reasons for the observed changes and its regional diversity.

Keywords: warehouse; warehouse market; development determinants; Poland
DOI: 10.33226/1231-2037.2020.3.4
JEL: L9, O18, R53

The dynamic development of the logistic market in Poland has influenced the development of
numerous logistic centers that perform complex functions and tasks. Logistic centers have become a
relatively new but important element of the national economic industrial landscape. The location and
development of these facilities are related to specific conditions. The aim of the paper is to present
the essence of logistic centers as special economic facilities and their functions and tasks, as well as
locations related conditions and factors favouring their set up. Based on these, a comparative
analysis has been carried out focusing on three selected logistic centers located in the Poznań
agglomeration but of varied characteristics in order to verify previous theoretical considerations. The
results and conclusions from the analysis are of an utilitarian nature. They also point to the important
role played by logistic centers, in strengthening the market position of companies.

Keywords: logistic center; development conditions; location factors; market

Dr hab. Waldemar W. Budner, prof. UEP

Geographer, dr hab. of economic sciences, professor at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Graduate of the University of A. Mickiewicz in Poznań. He is an employee of the Department of Logistics at the Institute of International Economy. In research and didactic work, he focuses on the issues of urban spatial management, spatial economy, urban logistics and the location of enterprises (first logistics locations). He is the author of over 150 publications, including nine books.