B1: New dimension of logistic services in supply chains



Logistic services in digital economy are continuously changing. Global transport-logistics-warehouse nodes, which allow smooth and fast flow of goods, are pointless without digital support. The dynamic growth of IT technologies has made more comprehensive solutions available to company managers. It concerns not only the applications themselves, but also the mechanisms of data management. Big Data and the method of obtaining, processing and making it available allows indicating optimum solutions in real time. It also gives rise to significant challenges related to the guarantee of security and protection of information already in possession. Integrating solutions that appear in the market and operators who, making use only of the mobile application, change the approach to the availability of logistic services.

• Outsourcing – of more than logistic functions
• New challenges to logistics operators
• The growing role of 4PL operators
• Data management as a service for supply chains

Chairperson: HALINA BRDULAK, Warsaw School of Economics

Professor at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Manager of the "Lean Services" Postgraduate Course. Member of the Programme Council and expert at United Nations Global Compact. President of the International Women's Forum in 2006-2012. Initiator of the rating of companies representing the transport, logistics and forwarding sector, winner of the "Logistics-Friendly Person" title in 2009, author and co-author of books, reports, articles and expert opinions concerning logistics, foreign trade and negotiations. Closely cooperates with business practitioners. Member of the Research Council of the Polish Economic Society, and of Programme Boards for the following journals: "Materials Management and Logistics", "Transport and Logistics", "Recovery Logistics", "Woman and Business". Member of the Polish Logistics Association, the International Women's Forum (Honourable Chair), and the Initiative for Infrastructure (member of the Council). Promotes diversity management as an effective model of management.

Fly like an eagle - smart warehouse design

  • BALAZS BELLAK, Vice President Project Management for Central and Eastern Europe

He is responsible for managing all construction projects in CEE as well as for coordination of company’s development activities in Europe. Bellak has an over 18 years of experience in project management and development services that includes experience in design, general contracting, consultancy and development works. He joined Prologis in August 2010. He previously worked for TriGránit Development focusing on mixed use, city center projects in strategic locations. He spent four years with JLL as Head of Project and Development Services managing various commercial and industrial developments in Hungary and Romania and also worked as a project manager in San Francisco developing large scale commercial and residential projects.

Logistics in a large city. A new dimension of a city – a new dimension of logistics

  • GRZEGORZ LICHOCIK, President of the Board of Directors of Dachser in Poland

He has been involved in the logistics industry for over 23 years. As a leader of numerous projects, he contributed to the development of the logistics market and TSL standards in our country. Since 2007, he has been the President of the Board of Directors of Dachser in Poland, successfully developing logistic services for Polish exporters, especially in terms of groupage shipments. In 1994-2007, he worked as a logistics director and a regional director at Schenker. In his professional activity, he always strives to introduce innovative solutions.
He holds a degree of PhD, Eng., in economic sciences, in the discipline of management sciences. He graduated from the Lodz University of Technology. He wrote his dissertation at École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Marseille in 1989. He also completed a postgraduate course in management and marketing in France, at Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de l’Université Jean Moulin Lyon III. He continued his education in management at Ashridge Business School and completed a postgraduate course in logistics management at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Outsourcing 4.0 – a challenge of technological or mental nature?

  • LUCYNA ZABOROWSKA-PRINC, Contract Logistics Director at Raben Group

She is responsible for warehouse operations and added value at the largest branch of Raben Contract Logistics located in the region of Poznań. She has many years' experience in managing different areas at an international cosmetics corporation. Her areas of particular interest include communication and cooperation focused on the efficiency and optimisation of the entire supply chain. From the beginning of her career, she gained her professional experience by initiating and running innovative logistic projects such as implementation of one of Europe's first international logistic hubs, sharing the supply chain, development of a model of logistic cooperation with customers or an idea of business segmentation. She represents Raben Logistics Polska at the ECR Polska Forum. She holds a title of ELA certified logistician and a PMI Project Management Professional certificate in terms of project management.

Customer 4.0 in logistics – new needs, expectations and cooperation models

  • PIOTR IWO CHMIELEWSKI, Director of Development at ROHLIG SUUS Logistics

Graduated from Business Management at Cass Business School with honours. He gained experience working in European retail industry, power industry, FMCG and at financial institutions, for one of USA's leading consulting companies - A.T. Kearney. He specialises in the area of transformation (optimisation of processes and organisational models, purchasing efficiency) and development strategies for new markets. Initiator and executor of new concepts and directions for company growth which influence greater efficiency, business expansion and diversification, international expansion, automatisation and robotisation. He is in the course of preparing a programme for modern organisations which are willing to meet trends and challenges of the labour market.


A debate titled "Digital management 2020.  How do new IT technologies change the manner of running a company?"


  • Grzegorz Lichocik, President of the Management Board of Dachser
  • Janusz Górski, CEO of North & East Europe DB Schenker
  • Paweł Trębicki, General Director of Raben Transport
  • Andrzej Kozłowski, CEO of Airfreight, Seafreight & Rail Rohlig Suus Logistics SA
  • Tomasz Rusak, President of the Management Board of Rusak Business Services