Lean-logistics in constructive geography: theoretical and methodological foundations

Keywords: logistics, Lean-logistics, constructive geography, theory, methodology, practice, theoretical background, lean-logistics practices, lean-logistics scrapbook


Research problem introduction. The main research goal of this paper is to provide the lean-logistics geosystem research concept as a contemporary approach of constructive geography closely connected with industry as a part of the service sector based on leading scientific principles, GIS-technologies and remote sensing data processing software involvement, and to give some details about this concept applied implementation. All these arguments allow us to specify and to study in-depth the peculiarities, key types, and specificities of the lean-logistics.

In this paper, Lean-logistics is understood as an environmental service that helps to improve biodiversity and a stable environment. Lean-logistics itself can be developed as a type of modelling land use and land management activities. This activity can be even thought of as educational innovation with nature-based solutions.

The key geographic-centered ideas of the concept of Lean-logistics are integration, engineering, economization, ecologization, socialization, and humanization of modern human activities.

The methodological basis of Lean-logistics is presented by three sections, such as Section I. Theory of logistics (for instance, such aspects as general characteristics of logistics and its key features, Varieties of logistics and its classification, Lean logistics as a science: its place in logistics, key distinct features, etc.), Section II. Applied logistics (with such aspects as Military logistics, Business logistics, Environmental logistics, Urban logistics, and Logistics services), and Section III. Logistical construction (Lean-construction of commodity flows and Lean-construction in the field of services).

The practical basis of Lean-logistics is formed by logic modelling (studios). Logic modelling in Lean-logistics are called logistics studios and are understood as a form of active practical activities of researchers.

Summarizing and generalizing key ideas discussed in the text, the authors underline that the conceptual framework of the lean-logistics geosystem research is based on the implementation of four cross-cutting lines such as environmental security and sustainable development, health and safety, civic responsibility, business undertaking, and financial literacy. All of them aimed at forming a conscious citizen, all areas of activity of which are permeated by logistics chains.

Concluding the research, the authors emphasize that the lean-logistics concept may be quite useful within the proposed content of Lean-logistics as a page navigator E-collection in the form of a book trailer. Some pages of it contain examples of the multimedia scrapbook of interactive exercises (deal with some definite sections and/or topics) which are presented using the Print Screen-visualization of the logistics lotto. The use of such tools, forms, technologies, techniques in the study of the content of “Lean-logistics in geography”, as E-collection, book-trailer, hotlist, multimedia scrapbook, mind mapping software, QR-coding, Print Screen-visualization, with active use of GIS, educational Internet services, modernizes the learning process and with systematic use in practice makes them necessary and appropriate in the knowledge about geography and constructive geography.


Download data is not yet available.

Author Biographies

Viktoriia Udovychenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

DSc (Geography), Associate Professor

Iryna Udovychenko, Sumy Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education

DSc (Pedagogy), Professor


Biljecki, F., Stoter, J., Ledoux,H., et al. (2015). Applications of 3D City Models: State of the Art Review. ISPRS In-ternational Journal of Geo-Information, 4, 2842-2889. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi4042842

Billen, R., Cutting-Decelle, A.F., Marina, O. et al. (2017). 3D City Models and urban information: Current issues and perspectives. European COST Action TU0801. ESF. https://doi.org/10.1051/TU0801/201400001

Bourne, L.S., Simmons, J.W. (1987). Systems of Cities: Readings on Structure, Growth, and Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 565.

Bozeman, B. (1978). Scientific and technical information and urban policy-making. Urban Systems, 4, 3, 161-172.

Carbajales, P. (2013). Introduction to GIS for Urban Studies (URBANST 164). Stanford Geospatial Center. Avail-able at: https://sites.google.com/site/stanfordgis2013/introurbanstudies

Cliff, A.D., Ord, J.K. (1973). Spatial Processes, Models, and Applications, London, 395.

Du, G.Q. (1997). A Study on the relationship of regional urbanization and socio-economic structure in China. An-nals of Japanese Association of Economical Geographers, 43, 151–164.

Du, G. (2001). Using GIS for analysis of urban system. GeoJournal, 52, 213-221.

ESRI (2006). Geoprocessing in ArcGIS. California: ESRI Press, 370.

Feng, Z. (2010). Tourism and Transport: Modes, Networks and Flows. Tourism geographies, 12(4), 579-582.

Grytsevych, V.S. (2014). The project of railway cruise activity on the example of the Western region of Ukraine. Prospects for the development of the tourism industry in Ukraine: materials of the Interuniversity Teaching and Practical Conference. Lviv, 23-26.

Grytsevych, V., Senkiv, M. (2017). Transport and logistic potential of the Western Ukrainian borderland, Journal of Geography, Politics and Society, 7 (2), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.4467/24512249JG.17.018.6634

Grytsevych, V. S., Podvirna, Kh. Ye., Senkiv, M. I. (2019). Motor transport network in the Western region of Ukraine as a factor of tourism industry development. Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series "Geology. Geography. Ecology", 50, 91-100. https://doi.org/10.26565/2410-7360-2019-50-07

Helly, W. (1975). Urban Systems Models. London / New York: Academic Press, 196.

ITC Educational Textbook Series (2009). Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Enschede, The Nether-lands, 540.

Kostrikov, S. (2014). Geoinformatsijne modelyuvannya prurodno-antropogennogo dovkillya [Geoinformation modeling of the natural & human environment]. Kharkiv: Karazin University Press, 484. [in Ukrainian]

Kostrikov, S. V., Niemets, L. M., Sehida, K. Yu., Niemets, K. A., Morar, C. (2018). Geoinformation approach to the urban geographic system research (case studies of Kharkiv region). Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National Uni-versity, series "Geology. Geography. Ecology", 49, 107-124. https://doi.org/10.26565/2410-7360-2018-49-09

Murayama, Y. et al. (2001). Geography with GIS. GIS: contribution to geography. Tokyo, 1-22.

O'Looney, J. (2000). GIS and decision-making in local government, Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press, 262.

Podvirna, Kh. (2016). Logistical aspects of international tourist activity of Ukraine. International Scientific and Practical Conference “World Science” (Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Scientific and Practical Results in 2015. Prospects for Their Development”). Abu-Dhabi (UAE), 1, 52-55. Availalable at: https://media.neliti.com/media/publications/549497-logistical-aspects-of-international-tour-b7d5f677.pdf

Sadahiro, Y. (2001). Spatial analysis and GIS. GIS: contribution to geography, Tokyo, 284-299.

Taylor, Z., Ciechanski, A. (2016). Transport means and organized tourism: empirical evidence from Poland. Ge-ographia Polonica, 89(4), 485-504.

Tomlinson, R.F. (1987). Current and potential uses of geographical information systems: the North American ex-perience. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, 1(3), 203-218. https://doi.org/10.1080/

Tomlinson, R. (2001). Thinking about GIS. Redlands: ESRIPress, 254. Availalable at: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog583/sites/www.e-education.psu.edu.geog583/files/Thinking%20About%20GIS-Tomlinson.pdf

Walloth, C., Gebetsroither-Geringer, E., Atun, A. (2016). Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Integrating Mul-tidisciplinary Data in Urban Models. London / New York: Springer, 148.

Wellar, B.S. (1975). Urban data management systems. In Canada: A federal perspective. Papers from the 12th An-nual URISA Conference, Urban and Regional Information Systems: Resources and Results, 377-391.

Grytsevych, V.S. (2009). Human and geographical knowledge of the world as a scientific category and an im-portant sphere of human activity. Regional problems of Ukraine: geographic analysis and the search for solutions, 133-136.

Grytsevych, V.S, Senchuk, Kh.V. (2011). Polymagistrals of the Carpathian region of Ukraine. Scientific notes of the Ternopil National Pedagogical University. Geography, 2, 78-83. [in Ukrainian]

Grytsevych, V.S, Podvirna, Kh.E. (2012). Hotel establishments of Lviv oblast and their activities on the example of international tourism. Journal of Social and Economic Geography, 12 (1), 97-101. Availalable at: https://geography.lnu.edu.ua/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/%D0%93%D0%9E%D0%A2%D0%95%D0%9B%D0%AC%D0%9D%D0%86-%D0%97%D0%90%D0%9A%D0%9B%D0%90%D0%94%D0%98-%D0%9B%D0%AC%D0%92%D0%86%D0%92%D0%A9%D0%98%D0%9D%D0%98-%D0%A2%D0%90-%D0%87%D0%A5%D0%9D%D0%AF-%D0%94%D0%86%D0%AF%D0%9B%D0%AC%D0%9D%D0%86%D0%A1%D0%A2%D0%AC-%D0%9D%D0%90-%D0%9F%D0%A0%D0%98%D0%9A%D0%9B%D0%90%D0%94%D0%86-%D0%9C%D0%86%D0%96%D0%9D%D0%90%D0%A0%D0%9E%D0%94%D0%9D%D0%9E%D0%93%D0%9E-%D0%A2%D0%A3%D0%A0%D0%98%D0%97%D0%9C%D0%A3.pdf [in Ukrainian]

Grytsevych, V.S, Senkiv, M.I. (2014). Topology and metric of motor transport space as a factor of transport and logistics activity. Geopolitics and eco-geodynamics of the regions, 10 (2), 483-488. [in Ukrainian]

State National Program “Education: Ukraine of the XXI Century” (1994). 62.

Udovychenko, V.V. (2017). Regional landscape planning: theory, methodology, practice: Monograph. Kyiv: Print-Service, 617. [in Ukrainian]

Udovychenko, I.V. (2017). Features of «K-interaction» during geography lessons with the use of information and communication technologies in high school // Computer in a school and family: scientific-methodological journal, 4 (140), 8-11. Availalable at: https://vlapinsky.at.ua/CSF2017/CSF_4_2017i.pdf [in Ukrainian]

Udovychenko, I.V. (2018). Lean-logistics in geography, 40. [in Ukrainian]

How to Cite
Udovychenko, V., & Udovychenko, I. (2022). Lean-logistics in constructive geography: theoretical and methodological foundations. Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Series "Geology. Geography. Ecology", (57), 234-250. https://doi.org/10.26565/2410-7360-2022-57-18