Seasonality of the construction materials logistics flows in the trade perspective

The construction materials market is characterized by the specificity of its
products and the high seasonality of sales associated with it. Bearing in mind the essence
of logistics, which is the delivery of the right product, in the right quantity, to the right
customer, at the right time and place and in the state consistent with the order,
seasonality disturbs the proper implementation of logistics processes.
Due to the seasonality of sales of construction products, logistics in units dealing
with them should be organized in a way that takes into account seasonal fluctuations.
The purpose of this article is to indicate the phenomenon of seasonality in the sale
of construction materials and analysis of the possibilities that will allow the correct
organization of logistics processes taking into account this seasonality.
The study was prepared based on the analysis of the sales process of construction
materials in the X market. The sales seasonality index was used, illustrating the
fluctuations in demand and supply in individual months.
On this basis, the market of building materials was analyzed and the ways of
organizing logistics processes were indicated in such a way that the seasonality was used
as an opportunity and not as a threat.

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Modern Sales Applications on the Polish E-Commerce Market

E-commerce is inextricably linked to the Internet. In the first phase of the creation of the Internet it served mainly as communication tool, but the 80’s of last century brought the first attempts to use its capabilities in trade. In Poland, the rapid development of electronic commerce occurred in the first decade of the twenty-first century and today Poland is considered to be one of the fastest growing countries in terms of e-commerce in Europe. Internet users increasingly prefer online shopping, buying electronics, books, cosmetics, clothes or even groceries. Companies operating in the field of e-commerce gain top positions in rankings. Nowadays, it is hard to talk about the company which is important on the market, if it does not operate on the Internet. Implementation of the idea of commercial activity on the Internet should be preceded by a thorough analysis of the business, including the planned business and organizational model. It is also necessary to recognize the right market, and thus the ability to analyze the customers market, and the vendors and service providers market. The concept developed in terms of business can be realized with the use of information technology. Today, on the market, there is a huge amount of companies offering solutions supporting electronic commerce. E-commerce systems support companies in online commerce and enable them to conduct sales activities efficiently in a variety of sales channels. Online store software is an integral and very important part in the business of each store, a thorough needs analysis allows to avoid large, unforeseen costs associated with the development of the store. This article presents basic concepts related to e-commerce, advantages of effective software of online store, the most popular e-commerce sites in Poland and selected systems available on the Polish market, supporting companies in the trade over the Internet.

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Urban Logistics in Sustainable Development

At present, the issue of sustainable development is getting more important. More popular is getting a common belief that in order to be able to develop in the most optimal rate, it is necessary to integrate all actions in the social, economic and environmental aspects. Shorting these areas into one coherent process will allow for a better use of the effects obtained in this way. One of the main beneficiaries of the sustainable development conception are the cities, that have a multitude logistics’ operations. The urban logistics is addressed to the cities, to prevent negative effects which are occurring in them, in cities, working in the areas of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental). The article presents the impact of logistics activities on the basis of urban logistics in a fully sustainable urban development.

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