THEORETICAL PROBLEMS IN INNOVATIONS
Technological advancement driven by innovation, fundamentally new industrial technologies and artificial intelligence, will naturally exert greater pressure not only on the growth of production but also on its structural properties which are expected to undergo significant changes. Moreover, the improvement of technological, auxiliary and information activities will invariably be regarded as a crucial factor in the development of modern production. Thus, with the structural transformation having been effected, the new communication and information achievements are more likely to reinforce the relationship of production with its external logistics components. In addition, it should be borne in mind that the production of the future will be constructed as a complete whole comprising the respective technical, technological and information processes along with the functionally integrated production components, including those of the logistics system. The purpose of the present paper is to explore the possibilities for designing automated logistics information systems and to propose an innovative approach incorporating not only the specific in-house (intra-company) logistics but also considering its interdependent relationship with the other logistics processes that have been excluded from the company’s core business activities.