BĄKOWSKA-MORAWSKA Urszula Wroclaw University of Economics

This article presents one of the largest smelters in Poland. It employs 1000 employees and turnover locate it among the 100 largest companies in Poland. So far, this smelter is part of the vertical integration of production within a large mining company. The company also has mines the extractive. In accordance with the EU directives and the new concept of the Management Board of the company, smelter has become a player involved in the recovery of raw materials from scrap. As a result, expect major changes in the organizational, economic, technological and environmental issues. The purpose of this article is to analyze these changes. Especially important research problem seems to be the construction supply chain in the reverse logistics. Moreover, an important issue is to define the principles of cooperation with business partners.