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Profiting from Proliferation

Today many companies must juggle hundreds of thousands or even millions of price points. Traditional approaches for managing prices are inadequate in an environment of such complexity—so companies need a new operating model if they are to set prices effectively. Critical priorities include creating better visibility into pricing performance, and establishing a common system for pricing across brands, channels, and segments  Companies also must strive to maintain an organizational balance between centralization and decentralization.   An interview with the president of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development Profiting from Proliferation
  • Author(s): Kevin Bright, Dieter Kiewell and Andy Kincheloe are members of McKinsey’s global marketing and sales practice in the Atlanta office.
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  • Content Type: Articles

Price Optimization and CPQ

CPQ systems expand upon traditional sales configurators by addressing operational concerns around ensuring the integrity of sales proposal, quoting and ordering processes.
 
  • Author(s): Michael Dunne 
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  • Content Type: Articles

Effective strategies for combating reverse auctions

The common perception among selling organisations is that reverse auctions commoditise their offering, destroy established relationships and focus single-mindedly on price. And who can be surprised with this mindset, when the vice president of supplier management in a Fortune 10 technology firm has publicly observed: “There is no reason suppliers should like reverse auctions. It is a tool that is designed to transfer margins from them to me.”Finally, when participating, suppliers can get into a bidding war that drives prices down below their bottom line, as the desperation of the ‘herd mentality’ takes over. The sales director of an industrial product distributor explains: “It was one of the most frightening experiences I have ever had. I went in with a limit, was soon bidding far below it and realised I had lost control.”  
  • Author(s): Huthwaite International
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  • Content Type: Articles

Paying the Price for Recession

Pricing trends during the recession and implications for future strategy 
  • Author(s): Martin Scott - Partner, Head of Operational Strategy Group - Performance & Technology KPMG LLP (UK)
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  • Content Type: Articles

List price optimization

 Price lists are the bedrock of price setting.  They inform the customers about prices; good ones describe product attributes and features. An optimal price list can boost profits by up to 4 percentage points. In over 50 price list optimization projects, we have seen that this additional potential is available for capture.
 
  • Author(s): Dr. Andrea Maessen, Partner with the business consulting firm SIMON KUCHER & PARTNERS, and Dr. Karl-Heinz Sebastian is a Senior Partner at SIMON KUCHER &PARTNERS, and Olivier Dallemagne is a director at SIMON KUCHER & PARTNERS
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  • Content Type: Articles

Yield Management in manufacturing

The objective of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework for applying yield management in manufacturing.
 
 
  • Author(s): Jamshid Nazemi - Assistant Professor, Department of industrial Engineering - AZAD University, Science & Research Branch, Tehran
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  • Content Type: Articles

Leveraging Business Growth with Value-Based

Most companies focus on metrics other than price: fixed and variable costs, revenue or increase in unit sales, decreases in inventory. In fact, because price is not commonly associated with bottom line profitability; the result is often reactive pricing strategies which undermine rather than enhance profitability.   Proactive pricing is a lever for profitability, and the fulcrum for proactive pricing is value.:
  • Author(s): Ahmed Megahed is a Manager of Pricing & Profitability Solutions at Wipro Technologies.
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  • Content Type: Articles

How and Why Chinese Firms Excel in 'The Art of PriceWar'

When it comes to price wars, Wharton marketing professor Z. John Zhang can't help but notice that companies in the West and companies in China are quite literally worlds apart.
  • Author(s): Wharton marketing professor - Z. John Zhang
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  • Content Type: Articles

Implementing Value Pricing - A Radical Business Model for Professional Firms

An overwhelming majority of professional firms price their services by the flawed hourly billing method. This method is outdated, suboptimal, and driving the best and brightest out of the professions. While lawyers, accountants, and consultants serve noble callings, the predominant method of pricing for their services is not worthy of them. There is a better way.

Implementing Value Pricing demonstrates a superior model to price for professional services: selling intellectual capital with pricing based on the results and value it creates, not the cost or time it took to formulate.

https://www.amazon.com/Implementing-Value-Pricing-Business-Professional/dp/0470584610/ref=pd_sim_14_10?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MT116SQETY7D4X9P9Q5V 

  • Author(s): Ronald J Baker
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  • Content Type: Recommended Pricing Books

What’s Your Brand’s Pricing Power ?

When conjoint isn’t an option, brand valence questions come to the rescue
 
  • Author(s): Paul Riedesel is president of Action Marketing research of Minneapolis.
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  • Content Type: Articles