Modern trends in logistics of agricultural enterprisesľ A., Richnák P., Szabo Ľ., Porubanová K. (2019): Modern trends in logistics of agricultural enterprises. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 65: 359-365.
download PDF

The article is devoted to the analysis of the use of modern trends in the logistics of agricultural enterprises in Slovakia in order to achieve a competitive advantage and to ensure the improvement of the course of business activities. The research was carried out in 67 agricultural enterprises on the territory of Slovakia. The following methods of data collection were used: Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing, Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing and Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing. When interpreting the results of research, descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing were used. Pearson’s chi-squared test, Pearson’s contingency coefficient and Tschuprow’s coefficient were applied as statistical tests. The result of the analysis is the need for digitisation and transfer of Big Data that will lead to better decisions, resulting in higher operational efficiency, cost reduction, risk reduction, flexibility, efficiency, and clarity of logistic processes. Agricultural enterprises in Slovakia will have to accept Industry 4.0. The results of the research revealed that 71.6% of agricultural enterprises strongly agrees with the usage of logistic technology. Price has a strong influence, as an important factor, on the implementation of a new trend in logistics in case of 80.6% agricultural enterprises. 29.8% of respondents accept logistic trends but do not have the funds to implement them in their enterprise.

Ailawadi K.L., Farris P.W. (2017): Managing Multi- and Omni-Channel Distribution: Metrics and Research Directions. Journal of Retailing, 93, 120-135.
Bartodziej J.Ch. (2017): The Concept Industry 4.0: An Empirical Analysis of Technologies and Applications in Production Logistics. 1st Ed. Springer Gabler, Berlin.
Beck N., Rygl D. (2015): Categorization of multiple channel retailing in Multi-, Cross-, and Omni‐Channel Retailing for retailers and retailing. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 27, 170-178.
Bielik P., Hupková D., Vadovič M., Benda V. (2010): Agricultural basic industry subjects productivity development examination in the region Trnava (SR) by adopting the Malmquist indexes. Agricultural Economics (Zemědělská ekonomika), 56, 108-115.
Biere A.W. (2001): Agribusiness logistics: An emerging field in agribusiness education. In: IAMA World Food and Agribusiness Symposium, Sydney, Australia.
Jeníček V. (2012): Globalisation – challenges, rewards, question. Agricultural Economics (Zemědělská ekonomika), 58, 275-284.
Godinho F.M., Marchesini A.G., Riezebos J., Vandaele N., Ganga G.M.D. (2016): The extent of knowledge of Quick Response Manufacturing principles: an exploratory transnational study. International Journal of Production Research, 55, 4891-4911.
Gomes C.F.S., Ribeiro P.C.C., Freire K.A.M. (2016): Warehouse management system: A bibliometric study. In: Proceedings XXXVI Encontro Nacional de Engenharia de Produção. João Pessoa. Anais do XXXVI ENEGEP, 2016: 1–12.
Geissbauer R., Vedso J., Schrauf S. (2016): Industry 4.0: Building the digital enterprise. In: 2016 Global Industry 4.0 Survey. PWC Global. Available at (accessed Dec 30, 2017).
Ivanov A., Jaff T. (2017): Manufacturing lead time reduction and its effect on internal supply chain. In: Campana G., Howlett R., Setchi R., Cimatti B. (eds): Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017. SDM 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 68. 
Jorge Lozano, Juan Carlos Saenz-Diez, Eduardo Martinez, Emilio Jimenez, Julio Blanco (2017): Integration of the SMED for the improvement of the supply chain management of spare parts in the food sector  . Agricultural Economics (Zemědělská ekonomika), 63, 370-379.
Dumbill E. (2013): A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think: An Interview with the Authors of Big Data. Big Data, 1, 73-77.
Munkácsi Sz. (2007): Létesítmény elhelyezés hatása a szállítás hatékonyságára. Agrártudományi Közlemények, 26: 204–209.
Pacáková V., Labudová V., Sipková Ľ., Šoltés E., Vojtková M. (2009): Štatistické metódy pre ekonómov. Iura Edition, Bratislava.
Rokicki T. (2013): The importance of logistics in agribusiness sector companies in Poland. Economic Science for Rural Development: Production and Coperation in Agriculture/Finance and Taxes, 30: 116–120.
Suri R. (2010): It‘s About Time: The Competitive Advantage of Quick Response Manufacturing. Productivity Press, New York.
Szozda N. (2017): Industry 4.0 and its impact on the functioning of supply chains. LogForum 13, 401–414.
Thames L., Schaefer D. (2016): Software-defined Cloud Manufacturing for Industry 4.0. Procedia CIRP, 52, 12-17.
Tzounis A., Katsoulas N., Bartzanas T., Kittas C. (2017): Internet of Things in agriculture, recent advances and future challenges. Biosystems Engineering, 164, 31-48.
download PDF

© 2020 Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences