Katarzyna Grotkiewicz, Agnieszka Peszek and Przemysław Obajtek
The purpose of the supply chain management is to ensure a competitive advantage as well as specific added value for the benefit of all supply chain links. Appropriate management practices generate many benefits, allow for savings in particular segments of the supply chain by means of cost reduction, which in turn directly leads to the competitiveness of enterprises belonging to a specific chain. The above-mentioned issues have become the subject of this thesis. Therefore, the British American Tobacco distribution network is strategically analyzed. A location and number of distribution centers will be i.a. taken into account. Reduction in the number of distribution centers will be suggested in order to reduce logistics costs in the supply chain, i.e. transport and storage. The studies were carried out based on the analysis of flows and route planning of the logistics operator for the transport of the company's products.
Katarzyna Grotkiewicz, Agnieszka Peszek and Zbigniew Kowalczyk
The paper describes basic methodology assumptions related to construction of Bayesian networks. The paper aims at preparation of data for modeling to obtain fresh knowledge on economic and agricultural database and will constitute the first stage of research. Variables (economic and agricultural indicators) with discreet values were used for analysis with the use of two step grouping technique and previous non-typical data were explored. The research was carried out on the group of three hundred individual fanns from Malopolskie and Swiçtokrzyskie Voiovedship. The knowledge obtained from analyses will be used in practice in agricultural engineering in order to support agricultural activity.