The Importance of Risk Management for the Introduction of Modern Warehouse Technologies

  • Robert Muha University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
  • Sebastjan Škerlič University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
  • Vanja Erčulj University of Maribor, Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
Keywords: warehousing, risk management, warehousing reliability, warehouse technology, methods, case study


The purpose of the study is to determine whether the presence of risk management in a warehouse requires the implementation of modern warehouse technology. On the basis of the literature analysis, it was possible to determine that there is a correlation between the presence of the highest level of risk management and the use of modern warehouse technology in individual warehousing processes. For this purpose, a statistical analysis was carried out on a sample of companies operating in the Slovenian automotive industry. The results did not reveal a tangible correlation between the presence of risk management with the use of individual modern warehouse technology, the motivation for its use and errors in its use. The results of the study therefore, highlight the problems that are present in the warehousing system of the Slovenian companies in the automotive industry, which are related to substandard technological equipment in the warehouses and to the discrepancy between the level of manufacturing automation and the level of warehousing automation. The results are important for the Slovenian automotive industry in terms of the implementation of modern warehouse technology in the high-tech automotive industry.


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Muha R, Škerlič S, Erčulj V. The Importance of Risk Management for the Introduction of Modern Warehouse Technologies. Promet [Internet]. 2020May7 [cited 2022May24];32(3):321-33. Available from: