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Challenges and Threats Faced in 2020 by International Logistics Companies Operating on the Polish Market

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Department of International Management, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, 02-554 Warszawa, Poland
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Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
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Sustainability 2021, 13(1), 359; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010359
Received: 26 October 2020 / Revised: 28 December 2020 / Accepted: 29 December 2020 / Published: 3 January 2021
The main aim of the article is to present an analysis of the current challenges and threats to the Transport-Forwarding-Logistics (TFL) sector in Poland based on internet surveys. The aim of the article is, therefore, to investigate whether the challenges and threats described by managers in a two-year perspective are related to sustainable development. This area primarily concerns external conditions. On the other hand, in the surveys that were the subjects of the analyses, a section related to sustainable development in economic, environmental, and social terms was identified, in which the focus was primarily on the internal activities of the company. The article has a practical dimension. The article analyzes comments from managers posted in an internet survey. They constitute a separate part of the questionnaire, which mainly concerns financial indicators and other factors that determine the company’s competitiveness. Half of the respondents are companies with foreign capital, and half-Polish companies. Based on the comments over a three-year period with over sixty managers from logistics companies in Poland, an analysis of the most important challenges that companies in the logistics industry have to face in the near future was presented. The survey is a part of a broader research project that has been conducted in the form of a quantitative survey among approximately sixty TFL companies for twenty-five years on an annual basis. The results of the survey are supplemented with an attempt to analyze the current situation in 2020 related to the impending economic recession as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. The surveyed companies constitute a significant part of the TFL market in Poland. Thus, they are the benchmark for the entire industry. Therefore, an important value of the presented analysis is the up-to-date research, as well as the ability to relate the results and developed scenarios to the entire TFL sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: logistics challenges; logistics management; logistics companies; TFL sector; risk management; COVID-19; sustainable development; supply chain management logistics challenges; logistics management; logistics companies; TFL sector; risk management; COVID-19; sustainable development; supply chain management
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Brdulak, H.; Brdulak, A. Challenges and Threats Faced in 2020 by International Logistics Companies Operating on the Polish Market. Sustainability 2021, 13, 359. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010359

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Brdulak H, Brdulak A. Challenges and Threats Faced in 2020 by International Logistics Companies Operating on the Polish Market. Sustainability. 2021; 13(1):359. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010359

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Brdulak, Halina; Brdulak, Anna. 2021. "Challenges and Threats Faced in 2020 by International Logistics Companies Operating on the Polish Market" Sustainability 13, no. 1: 359. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010359

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