Holistic Thinking Aproach: Case Study of Post Network in Slovenia

  • Andrej Lisec
  • Bojan Rosi
  • Zvonko Kavran
Keywords: systemic thinking, dialectical network thinking, management, logistics, postal services, postal delivery

Abstract

Modern complexity of management is associated with importantdecision making, confronting a great number of uselessinformation. Selection of information- the choice of only qualityones, i. e. essential ones, is a big problem in management decision-making. Implementation of systemic approach i. e. dialectical-network thinking (DNT) can help to deal with it. Thepaper presents a holistic thinking approach in a case study forthe Slovenian parcel postal problem. The volume of parcelflows at the Post of Slovenia between Posts is increasing rapidlyand it requires a new design of the postal network. This paperpresents a reorganization of parcel services between Postal LogisticsCenters and Posts by adding Regional Parcel Centersand Parcel Posts to the network. A case for the area covered byLjubljana Postal Logistics Center is given, which takes intoconsideration the sorting out and the retaining of parcels in thePosts, Parcel Posts and Regional Parcel Centers within their individualareas.

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Lisec A, Rosi B, Kavran Z. Holistic Thinking Aproach: Case Study of Post Network in Slovenia. PROMET [Internet]. 1 [cited 2020Oct.21];20(2):79-6. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/989
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