Challenges for Logistics Education in Industry 4.0

  • Magdalena Wrobel-Lachowska
  • Aleksandra Polak-SopinskaEmail author
  • Zbigniew Wisniewski
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 785)


Logistics 4.0, as well as Industry 4.0 is setting high demands on the education process, as logistics will need highly skilled workers. Not only specialists, but also operational workers will soon perform mainly organizational and conceptual tasks. This causes the necessity of adapting educational process to a new situation. The objective of this paper is to present the analysis of the challenges for logistic education. In research, the selected logistic companies and universities in the Lodz Region in Poland were investigated. There were conducted: Individual In-depth Interview with companies and universities representatives, survey with employed on logistics work positions and analyses of logistics study programs. The research was conducted in the Lodz Region, which is predestined for the development of logistics, because of its central location and developing road infrastructure. The paper presents the results of an analysis of the requirements for education in Logistics 4.0.


Logistics 4.0 Education Lifelong learning Learning outcomes Logistician 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Wrobel-Lachowska
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Polak-Sopinska
    • 2
  • Zbigniew Wisniewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Management and Production EngineeringLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland
  2. 2.Department of Production Management and Logistics, Faculty of Management and Production EngineeringLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

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