Definition: is an enterprise that logically includes a network of co-executors, subcontractors, suppliers, business partners and customers involved in the creation, definition of parameters, production, operation or maintenance of a common product. The concept of an expanded enterprise goes beyond simply transferring routine and minor works from the parent enterprise to others, most often remote territorially. It's about creating a flexible enterprise with a variable, configurable on the environment structure, consisting of standalone modules. The latter are built up depending on the volume of functions and tasks to be solved.
Extended enterprisein a sentence:
Fast-growing companies, concentrating on their core competencies and corporate capabilities, create an extended enterprise.
The extended enterprise includes numerous strategic alliances that allow the company to gain access to the core competence of its partners and create synergy with them.
Synonyms and related words: mergers, joint activities, expansion of assets