Background: The identification of the impact of complex content characteristics on the effectiveness of supply chains cannot be conducted without a thorough analysis of logistical costs. Pulp and paper industry offers a large variety of products and thus has some specifics of manufacturing. It is characterized by high capital intensity and materials consumption, sophisticated technology and machinery processes domination, and producing a large number of by-products. Methods: The method of efficiency calculation of logistical processes is used. It is based on the analysis of the logistical cycle parts duration. The logistical cycle duration is divided into periods depending on their increasing or not increasing of the value for the consumer. The analysis of fixed and variable logistic costs in main functional logistic spheres is carried out and the logistic costs influence on operational and financial leverages is estimated. Results and conclusions: Using the approaches offered to evaluate the effectiveness of logistical processes, the method of calculation logistic leverage and analysis of logistic costs will allow passing on to the definition of given result in the supply chain and to the quantitative evaluation of the total value for the consumer.
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