MAGAZINE №1(84) February 2018

AUTHOR Sergeeva O.E. - Cand. of Eс. Sc., Assistant professor , Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia)

CATEGORY  Analysis in logistics and SCM Controlling Supply chain planning


In the environment of increasing market globalization, it is almost impossible for a company to asses strategically competitive business without targeting rationalization approach and optimization of logistics costs reflecting attractiveness of pricing policy of a company's business. In this case, the logistics cost management should be included in the set of parameters, determining the most investment appealing business. Foreign developments in the presentation of an effective business model, in general, describe the increasing role of logistics in creation of strategically viable business, without introducing the author's concepts in the vision of logistics in the business model.

As a result of building a determinant model of factor components of effective logistics cost management, we can identify and analyze key systematic characteristics, the management of which enables to influence a client's value of business, increasing competitiveness and attractiveness. The analysis of the results of logistics cost management within the framework of a business model of Russian enterprises made it possible to update the management policy towards enhancing the integration of the entire business chain; organize effective logistics management structure; improve the accuracy of planning strategy and forecast the integrated supply chain; increase investments in the automation and informatization of the business processes.

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Published in Controlling

MAGAZINE №3(86) June 2018



KONONOVA G.А. - Doctor of Ec.Sc., Professor, Department Management of State University of Economics, Finance, Law and Tecnologics (Gatchina, Russia)

CATEGORY  Logistic service providers Supply chain management Analytics and reviews


Key elements of process of organizational change management in the logistics business are defined and described in the article. The problem of improving the process of organizational change management is linked with organizational changes effectiveness which is substantially set in borders of the management of these changes. The criterion of effectiveness of organizational changes is set, and according to this criterion management tasks have to be ranged, projected and evaluated from a position of development of functional stability properties of an organization considered as an open social and economic system. The range of management tasks of organizational changes is defined and their differentiation on functional stability properties of the business organizations is determined.

The model of process of organizational change management suggested in the article specifies its key positions for the case when ensuring functional stability of organizations in the logistics business is accepted criterion of management efficiency. Concurrently goal-setting of management is defined by the greatest possible use of factors of development of such system properties as organization balance, its adaptability, and integration. Disclosure of model of process of organizational change management is accompanied by specification of differences between organizational changes initiated by managers and changes which are beyond their competence, arising as a result of influence of external and internal unregulated factors. The article describes key positions of process of organizational change management. The importance of these positions is usually underestimated by managers whereas these positions are to be guidelines when establishing and correcting goal-setting of administrative influences in due time.

On the example of generalization of questionnaire-based survey findings received from the logistics business experts, it is proved that differentiation of the key reasons for organizational changes is necessary. During the research innovative activity of the logistics business organization was a subject of differentiation. Differentiation was performed on grounds of innovation (the new equipment or technology), and a segment of its implementation. The  research results show that differentiation of organizational changes reasons enables to define a preferable area of administrative influences, to specify their goal-setting as well as labour intensity.

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