Dow Corning's Xiameter Brand: Product Commoditization and Business Model Innovation




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Abstract

The case “Dow Corning's Xiameter Brand: Product Commoditization and Business Model Innovation” talks about the efforts taken by Dow Corning Corp (Dow) to reinvent its business to cater to the price conscious buyer of silicone products better. The case starts out by mentioning the history of Dow and its evolution as a pioneer in developing silicone products.

It goes on to describe the trials faced by the company due to the commoditization of certain silicone products and the resultant rise in competition. Later, the case details the new Xiameter business model adopted by the company, along with the B2B online sales channel Xiameter.com.

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Issuess

The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • To understand the need to bring in new business models
  • To realize the importance of right customer segmentation
  • To determine appropriate pricing structures
  • To recognize the need for competitive advantage in commodity products

Contents
Introduction
Background Note
The Impact Of A changing Operating Environment
Launch Of Xiameter
The Xiameter Protal And Its Features
Road Ahead
Exhibit

Keywords

Silicone, Commodity, Business Model Innovation, Customer Segmentation, B2B online sales, Brand Identity, Brand Management, Cannibalization, Product Positioning, Pricing, Information Management System, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP, Support & Services, Product Life Cycle, Maturity stage, Competitive advantage, Xiameter, Dow Corning, Hub-and-spoke system, Make-to-order strategy

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