The impact of complexity on shaping logistics strategies in global supply chains

Agnieszka Szmelter


Aim/purpose – The paper aims to summarize approaches to complexity manage-ment by implementing particular logistics concepts within logistics strategies in global supply chains and to highlight a research gap in this regard. Additionally, complexity management concepts are presented.

Design/methodology/approach – To achieve the research objective, a systematic literature review was used. 11 research paper were analyzed with use of review protocol.

Findings – Approaches to mentioned research problem are heterogeneous in cur-rent literature and there is a research gap in complexity studies in logistics, precluding further research, for example, on complexity measurement systems.

Research implications/limitations – Identified research gap will require further studies. Studied area requires more empirical research, especially in the field of com-plexity measurement and management techniques in particular global supply chains.

Originality/value/contribution – The paper summarizes current knowledge about logistics concepts helping to manage complexity in global supply chains and defines research gaps. There are no available literature summary of that kind. The article con-tains a full review of logistics complexity management concepts presented in scientific literature until the end of 2016.

Author Agnieszka Szmelter (FE/DLog)
Agnieszka Szmelter,,
- Department of Logistics
Journal seriesJournal of Economics and Management, ISSN 1732-1948, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishcomplexity, logistics, supply chain, management, automotive
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); with publication
Score (nominal)12
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 12.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*3 (2020-06-27)
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