BUSINESS MODELS OF FLAG ENTERPRISES IN DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

1 KRAMARZ Marzena
Institution:
1 Silesian University of Technology, Gliwce, Poland, EU , mkramarz@polsl.pl
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Hotel Tatra, Zakopane, Poland, EU, November 28th - 30th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
328-334
ISBN:
978-80-87294-76-5
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th October 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to indicate those elements of business model, which differentiate flag enterprises in the distribution networks of steel mill products. Literature research aimed at distinguishing elements defining business model was conducted to obtain the objective. Additionally, three standard business models of enterprises cooperating in the supply networks were described. Then, the cooperation models in a network were referred to flagship companies in the distribution networks highlighting both the attributes, allowing to distinguish a flag distributor among the organizations cooperating within a network and those attributes, which differentiate flagship companies. The research was conducted between 2011-2016 in the sector of steel products distribution. 20 flagship companies were distinguished, in 18 organizations a thorough research was performed.

Keywords: business model, flag enterprise, distribution network, postponed production

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