Logistic Activities of Dairy Enterprises in Poland
Purpose: The aim of the research was to identify activities in the field of logistics undertaken by dairy companies in Poland. Design/Approach/Methodology: The research was carried out in 35 dairy enterprises operating in Poland. The research was conducted in 2021 using a guided interview questionnaire. In this study, descriptive, graphical and tabular methods were used, presented in further parts of the work. The research covered a diverse range of questions, corresponding to and falling within the scope of the subject matter of logistic activities undertaken by entities authorized to manufacture and distribute dairy industry products. Findings: In the article, the authors focused mainly on presenting the main logistic activities that dairy companies operating in the country undertook to improve the condition of enterprises and the quality of products, including the issue of quality, the issue of delivery time of the raw material needed for production in the dairy industry, i.e. milk, as well as the subject of dairy industry products. The research shows that the main criteria for choosing a supplier are quality, price and brand. Practical Implications: Thus, it can be concluded that decisions regarding supply are placed high in Polish dairy enterprises. Originality/Value: Identification of the factors determining the functioning of logistics of dairy enterprises in Poland. The director, department manager, or sales manager are those who make the procurement decisions.