Concept of extended enterprise is the most advanced form of added value chain concept. Treating supply chain as "extended enterprise" is associated with a specific approach to enterprise collaboration, which involves the elimination of many existing barriers between entities. The primary goals are to enable the management and coordination of movements of products ranging from raw materials to finished goods purchased by consumers and other users.
Implementation of the presented concept is associated with a change in the approach to business management. The functioning of the market can not be seen only as lonely struggle with competitors and the desire to win benefits with suppliers or customers. It is necessary to understand that everyone involved in the production and distribution of the product should work closely in providing the highest possible benefits to end-users and customers.
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