The Department of Logistics, SGH is one of the leading Polish and European centers dealing with logistics, purchasing, and supply chain management problems. During the 1990s, it researched and published studies focused on logistics management, distribution, procurement, international logistics, logistics in the service industry, outsourcing and contract logistics, as well as IT technology. From the beginning the Department of Logistics, SGH placed huge importance on the links between logistics and strategic management, marketing, finance, accounting, and management operations. Equally important were concepts of Total Quality Management, Lean Management, Time-based Management and Sustainable Development.
Since entering the twenty-first century, the Department of Logistics, SGH has been a pioneer and leader in education, particularly in post-graduate and MBA degrees for modern logistics and supply chain management. Department's students are taught the impact of supply chain management in building a competitive advantage and improving profitability and enterprise value. The interest of the Department's faculties in supply chain management processes have indirectly strengthened the Department's involvement in various management disciplines, such as purchasing, operations, product design, marketing and information systems.