Topology-based approach to the modernization of transport and logistics systems with hybrid architecture. Part 1. Proof-of-concept study


  • Iouri N. Semenov West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Transport, Szczecin, Poland Author
  • Ludmiła Filina-Dawidowicz West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Transport, Szczecin, Poland Author



transport system, logistics system, innovative changes, topology based approach


Industrial companies are linked with affiliated firms, suppliers and customers through the supply chains. Such chains operate within large-scale networks directly related to distribution and warehousing. In order to meet the market demands and customer new expectations, the various components of the supply chains have to be developed i.a. through implementation of the innovative vehicles, green and blue technologies. Moreover, modernization processes of transport and logistics system need to be resistant to crucial mistakes related to innovative solutions implementation in order to exclude domino effect occurrence. The authors attempt to build topology-based approach to the modernization of transport and logistics systems. It is assumed that each innovation application is the independent element-based coalition, possessing linked object structure. The results of multi-year researches demonstrate the offered approach as a useful tool to analyze innovative changes for obsolete transport and logistics system as hybrid structure. The ways of system structure transformation, as well as possible innovative effects are considered. The preliminary results have been obtained for compositions on meso-level for the case of marine propulsion modernisation. The paper is illustrated by various examples.


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Semenov, I. N., & Filina-Dawidowicz, L. (2017). Topology-based approach to the modernization of transport and logistics systems with hybrid architecture. Part 1. Proof-of-concept study. Archives of Transport, 43(3), 105-124.


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