Innovative Chemical Distributors Gain a Digital Edge

Innovative Chemical Distributors Gain a Digital Edge

Tobias Mahnke Christian Hoffmann Adam Rothman Yehia Amar Udo Jung

Many chemical distributors, suppliers, and industry startups are digitizing—creating online platforms and increasing their digital connectivity. As the industry increasingly moves in this direction, boosting industry transparency and connectivity along the entire value chain, many believe the third-party chemical distribution model will gain value, increase efficiency, and improve distributor relationships with suppliers and customers alike. In sharp contrast, others think that third-party distributors will become obsolete middlemen, ultimately squeezed out by digitization.

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