Supply Chain 2019


In pursuit of technology



Hotel Novotel Warszawa Airport
 September 26, 2019


 08:15 – 09:00 

Registration and welcome coffee.

 09:00 - 09:30 

Opening of the conference and introduction.

professor Wojciech Paprocki,

Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility, Warsaw School of Economics;

Jan Brachmann, Seifert Polska;

Adam Błuś, Eurologistics.

27th of September 2019


 09:30 - 10:00 

Smartphone and bicycle spokes.

professor Wojciech Paprocki,

Institute of Infrastructure, Transport and Mobility, Warsaw School of Economics.
The bicycle is a massive means of mobility. The Chinese were convinced of this, for as  long as they held the bicycle handlebar every day and not the smartphone. The smartphone has become a mass mobile device that is constantly used, causes that a person stops moving at all. By touching the screen of a smartphone and increasingly transmitting a voice message to a peripheral device, it can order the goods needed for delivery. It doesn't have to get on the bike to go to the store. A human began to lead a sedentary lifestyle when they stopped following the game to get food. Now a person using a smartphone does not have to leave the house at all. The exception is a bike ride, usually in accordance with the instructions received from the application that educates us how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 10:00 - 10:30 

How does automation increase the efficiency of transport logistics? 
- Case studies.

Piotr Różycki,



During the presentation you will learn how solutions that automate logistics processes can increase the capacity of loading and unloading warehouses, improve the quality of communication with carriers and reduce congestion in the warehouse area.

 10:30 – 11:00 

A new world of warehouse processes
- How does Europe use technology in the warehouse?

Prof. Thomas Wimmer,

BVL International .


Presentation of the state of robotization and automation in the European and German economy.
Will automation take jobs or create new opportunities?

 11:00 - 11:30 

Challenges can be exactly what you need.

Patryk Grzelak,


Metaheuristics in planning transport processes. A bird's eye view of the result.

 11:30 - 12:15 

Coffee break.

 12:15 - 12:45 

Customer at the center of the supply chain
according to the experience economy concept.

Dr Klaus Dohrmann,



Identification and use of industry trends. Industry 4.0, factory of the future, digitization.

Customer-oriented approach to innovation. DP / DHL digitization road map and selected initiatives.

 12:45 - 13:15 

Efficiency and transparency in the supply chain
with the support of artificial intelligence.

Rohan Patil,

Locus Int.


Thanks to technology that uses deep learning and advanced algorithms to take into account various business rules and fuzzy real-world scenarios, artificial intelligence solutions optimize supply chains for virtually every industry to reduce logistics costs and save valuable time.
AI is much more than technologically advanced robots and sophisticated deliveries at the last mile. Depending on the stage of the supply chain that is being used, it can help companies optimize route planning, track operations and analyzes in real time, accurately locate ambiguous addresses, determine the ideal location for the next business center, optimize vehicle fleet or determine the performance of various resources.
The real value of artificial intelligence is the help it provides top management in making better business decisions. By using historical data for future projection, AI can unlock many secrets when it comes to optimizing resources or understanding clients. The future belongs to AI, and those who understand and use its potential will face this race towards automation.

 13:15 - 13:45 

Automation of warehouse processes
on the example of the Kaufland Distribution Center.

Maurycy Szczęsny,

Kaufland Polska Markets;

Mateusz Staniszewski,

Kaufland Polska Markets;


What factors influence process automation? Does the variability of demand affect production automation processes? Is the cost of automation a conscious choice or an inevitable reality? Is zero logistics error possible?

 13:45 - 14:15 

Logistic Operator or Producer of Logistics Services?


 14:15 - 15:15 

Lunch break.

 15:15 - 15:45 

Integrated logistics support in a production company with an IT system in the area of: planning - production - inventory - transport on the example of the implementation of in - out actions.

Ireneusz Kozber,



Millano Group, one of the largest producers of chocolate products in Poland, must have available stocks at a given time and place to meet the sales demand. Increasingly, it happens that deliberately kept larger quantities of stock in anticipation of events that will or will probably occur with large variability of customer needs.
To determine the appropriate level of stock and customer service level (POK), supply chain managers need to understand what is happening to their inventory. Using historical sales data and current consumer hype, they will try to predict future market trends and make decisions based on these forecasts. Creating an IT system focused on efficient order processing management helps in this. Achievement of the assumptions was possible due to appropriate management of warehouse space, work of warehousemen and organization of the process of booking inventory for orders, integrated with the WMS system.
The biggest challenge faced by the Millano Group in the entire supply chain is the management of in - out actions, especially during the sales season. The process consists of several stages. The person responsible for cooperation with the client defines their requirements with them and begins the verification and acceptance process. This process is followed by price negotiations and then scheduling product implementation at the Millano Group. With so many multifaceted activities, the integration of the system in the organization and communication between key areas of the company: planning - production - inventory - transport is an essential element for an efficient in - out action.

 15:45 – 16:15 

Can we use the technology that floods us?
Theory of transport micro markets.

Leszek Szelerski,


 16:15 – 16:45 

Holy Grail retail or silent killer of logistics companies?

Dr Aneta Pluta-Zaremba,
Logistics Department, Warsaw School of Economics.
The complexity of efficient and effective organization of individual stages of return. Infrastructure and IT requirements . Will sales on the Internet, especially in some industries, such as the fashion industry, without efficient and effectively organized reverse logistics be even possible in the future? Can a business with returns be profitable?

 16:45 – 17:00 

Summary of the first day of the conference.

 17:00 – 19:30 

Break before dinner.

 19:30 – 22:30 


The first day of the conference will end with a gala dinner for academic staff and managers who participate in both conference days.






Warsaw School of Economics, building C, aula I


 September 27, 2019 

 09:30 – 10:00 

Registration and welcome coffe.

 10:00 - 10:30 

Opening of the conference.

prof. dr hab. Wojciech Pacho

Dean of the Doctoral School of the Warsaw School of Economics

prof. dr hab. Juliusz Engelhardt

Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics of Services of the University of Szczecin.

dr Michał Matusewicz

Vice-Dean of the College of Management and Finance

 10:30 - 11:00 

Special Guest Speech: AI Applications in Material Handling and Logistics - potential or hype?

Professor Dr.-Ing. Kai Furmans,

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie.

 11:00 - 11:40 

Discussion with special guest: What should be a subject of the interdisciplinary research in next five years?

Professor Dr.-Ing. Kai Furmans,
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie,



young scientists
dr Zuzanna Kłos-Adamkiewicz, 

dr Elżbieta Szaruga,
University of Szczecin,

dr Marzenna Cichosz,

dr Michał Wolański,
Warsaw School of Economics

 11:40 - 12:00 

Coffee break.

 12:00 - 13:40 

Thematic session


prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Załoga,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin

 12:00 - 12:25 

Predictive mind, or how evolution reduced the cost of brain work.

professor UAM dr hab. Maciej Błaszak,
Adam Mickiewicz University.

 12:25 - 12:50 

Futurology - because the future is more interesting than the present.

Sidey Myoo (prof. dr hab. Michał Ostrowicki),
Jagiellonian university.

 12:50 - 13:15 

The advancement of work on artificial intelligence
in the European Union.

professor dr hab. Bogusław Liberadzki,
Warsaw School of Economics

prof. AGH dr hab. Eng. Andrzej Klepka,
AGH University of Science and Technology.

 13:15 - 13:35 

Safety and efficiency of modern technologies
in transport and logistics.

professor dr hab. Piotr Niedzielski,
University of Szczecin.

 13:35 - 13:40 

Summary of the plenary session.

professor dr hab. Wojciech Paprocki,
Warsaw School Of Economics

 13:40 - 14:25 

Lunch break.

 14:25 - 15:05 

C-Suite debate. How to use AI in the TSL business.

Discussion with representatives of top managers:

Wojciech Baraniak - PCC International

dr Dominik Boniecki - Ericsson

Arkadiusz Glinka – C.H. Robinson

dr inż. Grzegorz Lichocik - Dachser

Paweł Trębicki – Raben


and representativesof the academic community:
prof. Ear dr hab. Tomasz Kwarciński,
University of Szczecin;
prof. dr hab. Wojciech Paprocki,
Warsaw School of Economics

 15:05 – 15:50 

Thematic session:
Development of transport systems.

prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Marciszewska

Warsaw School of Economics


prof. WSM dr hab. Czesława Christowa,

prof. UMG dr hab. Adam Przybyłowski, 
prof. PŚ dr hab. inż .Stanisław Krawiec,

dr inż. Grzegorz Krawiec,

dr Mirosław Antonowicz,

mgr inż. Konrad Bachanek,

mgr Sylwia Kowalska,

mgr Ewa Puzio

 15:50 – 16:00 

Summary and closing of the conference.

Organizatorzy zastrzegają sobie prawo do zmian w programie.

Scientific and Program Committee

prof. Wojciech Paprocki,

Warsaw School of Economics - chairman


prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Marciszewska,

Warsaw School of Economics


prof. dr hab. Bogusław Liberadzki,

Warsaw School of Economics


dr hab. Jan Pieriegud, prof. SGH,

Warsaw School of Economics


prof. dr hab. Juliusz Engelhardt,

Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Załoga,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


prof. dr hab. Piotr Niedzielski,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


prof. dr hab. Józef Perenc,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


dr hab. Wojciech Downar, prof. US,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


dr hab. Tomasz Kwarciński, prof. US,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


dr hab. Michał Pluciński, prof. US,

Faculty of Management and Economics of Services at the University of Szczecin


Organizing committee

dr Michał Wolański - Chairman
dr Jakub Zawieska
Paulina Latosek, MA
dr Agnieszka Gozdek
dr Zuzanna Kłos-Adamkiewicz
dr Elżbieta Szaruga
Sylwia Kowalska, MA