The Study of the Key Factors in the Development of Chemical Distribution Networks

9 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2019

Date Written: November 8, 2018


Chemicals are widely used as primary materials in various industries and in this way, chemical manufacturing subsector is supplier of many other industries in the world. Chemical distributors, which are a type of industrial distributors, have an important role in the chemical supply chain. Today, chemical distributors are responsible for functions more than providing logistic services, and in addition to providing diverse services to both suppliers and customers, they also provide opportunities for the suppliers as well as the customers. According to the growth observed in the global chemical manufacturing subsector over the recent years, which is expected for the coming years, and also some major changes occurring in the chemical manufacturing subsector, expansion of the chemical distribution business is not far from the mind and it is even expected to be continued with the growth rate greater than chemical manufacturing subsector and GWP in the coming years. Therefore, since the opportunities for development in the business of chemical distribution are already available, it is necessary for the chemical distributors to prepare essential capabilities in order to achieve the desirable growth and development. In this study while reviewing the global chemical distribution business, key factors of development in this business are studied and importance of each of the factors will be evaluated and after elaborating every factor, suggestions will be presented for productivity enhancement of chemical distribution networks.

Keywords: Chemical Supply Chain, Chemical Distribution, Chemical Distribution Channels, Third-Party Chemical Distribution, Chemical Distribution Networks

JEL Classification: M16

Suggested Citation

Baghaee Rad, Ali, The Study of the Key Factors in the Development of Chemical Distribution Networks (November 8, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Ali Baghaee Rad (Contact Author)

University of Tehran ( email )

Tehran, UT Tehran 1411713114

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