Changes in Logistics Processes Caused by the Implementation of Automation in Transport

Bartosz Zakrzewski, Katarzyna Szopik-Depczynska
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Issue 2B, 24-34, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2933


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present a more general aspect of the considerations regarding changes in logistics processes caused by the implementation of automation in transport. We believe that the automation of logistic processes is an indispensable and inevitable, although not the only, condition for the development of economic activity in the Polish TSL sector. Design/Methodology/Approach: Statistical information collected from available sources and reports is the basis for the analyses presented in the article. The primary research method is observation, analysis, and inference. Available source materials from Polish statistical institutions and ministerial ones have been analyzed as well as the industry transport journals. Regarding the research topic, the analysis of the available specialist literature and web data was carried out. Findings: The analysis made by the authors clearly shows that automation in the TSL industry systematically and effectively displaces logistical processes previously handled only by people, especially in cargo transport and warehouse logistics. Practical implications: Originality/Value: The insufficient number of studies illustrating the changes in TSL sector due to the automation in transport. Many detailed threads have only been mentioned and are waiting for further development.

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