Is There A Competitive Distribution Network Strategy For The Chemical Industry?

January 04, 2010 2226 Views

Surviving the Downturn – The chemical industry has experienced one of the worst economic downturns in history – and it is a fact that the logistics costs in the chemical industry are higher than in most other industries. So it is no surprise that many chemical companies have turned to reconfiguring their distribution network to survive this challenging economic era. There are three primary aspects at hand: First, main-cost drivers when defining distribution strategy must be assessed. Second, product-, and market aspects determining the distribution requirements within chemicals need to be identified. Third, what distribution strategy is the best in order to comply with these distribution requirements?

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