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Are your discount structure programs aligned with your company's strategic objectives? Are there aspects of your discount structure that are actually working against your company's strategic objectives? Do you have a rational channel discount program that is easily understood and explained, or do you have the "Let's Make Deal Program" where everyone has a different price and nobody really understands why? Does your current structure reward the channels that support your products the most? Or are you unknowingly subsidizing poor performance? Are volume discounts and growth rebates the only variables in ...
", is a way of resolving disputes between two parties. A third party member is involved in order to structure the meetings, and to help the parties come to a final decision based on the facts given through the discussions. Mediation is not legally binding so it does not have to be followed, although if one party does not, they can sometimes be taken to court by the disadvantaged member, depending on the mediation agreement. Mediation, in a broad sense, consists of a cognitive process of reconciling mutually interdependent, opposed terms as what one could loosely call "an interpretation" or "an understanding ...
Channel Conflict Management
Globalization has become now an all purpose- catch word in public and academic debate. Ruling class attribute their economic and political debacle to the onslaught of globalization, likewise political strategists, corporate personalities, religious and ethics advocates also blame the impact of globalization. This all has happened after world war II when the infrastructure for communication and technology, transportation, military aggression increased dramatically .Links for negative interdependence and "alienation tracks" have surfaced in a different way .Some claim that globalization actually helped to make the ... market research, surveys and trends
Claudia Stecker: VI. Channel Conflict
(department store) development of its online offering, introduced this topic. Traditional retailers, such as John Lewis, took a long time to join the dot-com’s. Some of the reasons for this included: opting to wait and see and learn from the mistakes of others; waiting to clarify a strategic direction; needing to test and retest before launching so that internet quality matched retail outlet quality; and waiting for the necessary technology to come down in price. Another reason that manufacturers perceived the internet as a threat instead of an opportunity has been their fear of distribution channel conflicts. As a ... market research, surveys and trends


Like many of you, I spent some time over the recent holidays in an annual evaluation of my investments. Also like many of you, it was not an altogether pleasant experience this time around. The reason, of course, was the technology stock collapse, which started with Internet stocks Internet stock The equity security of a company engaged primarily in a business associated with the Internet. Also called dot-com .  and spread to all technology stocks -- many of which had risen dramatically during the past few years. Many of these stocks will recover over the coming months (or years). But many will go away forever. The industry trends, business articles and survey research
Channel Survey: Vendor leads are schlock, and some other ...
I couldn’t bring myself to write about this survey on April 1, because I figured you’d think I was pulling your leg. Although those who DO know me know that I am pretty much incapable of lying (my face gives me away) and am generally a very unfunny person (at least intentionally). But, here we are on April 2, and it’s safe now, so here goes. I was briefed late last week on some research that was conducted by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and sponsored by Blueroads (the company that does one of the partner relationship management portals). The data, which the CMO Council is calling a scorecard, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
ZEP INC Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Zep Inc has a market cap of $371.82 million; its shares were traded at around $17.14 with a P/E ratio of 18.84 and P/S ratio of 0.74. The dividend yield of Zep Inc stocks is 0.93%. ZEP is in the portfolios of John Keeley of Keeley Fund Management. On January 4, 2010, Zep acquired Amrep, Inc. a specialty chemical formulator and packager focused in the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial/MRO supply, institutional supply, and motorcycle markets. Amrep was acquired for approximately $63.5 million. Amrep’s products are marketed under the recognized and established brand names such as Misty®, Next DimensionTM , ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
At Tester's Business Workshop, Advice on Investing and Technology
Sean O'Connor, with Microsoft, left, Addisu Demissie, with Google, right, and Sen. Jon Tester, far right, listen to Corey Owens, with Facebook, answer a question from the audience during the social media portion of the Small Business Opportunity Workshop hosted by Jon Tester at Flathead Valley Community College. - Lido Vizzutti/Flathead Beacon The strategy of Sen. Jon Tester’s small business workshop at Flathead Valley Community College Friday was to get entrepreneurs – and aspiring entrepreneurs – fired up, then explain how and where to channel that optimism. “I rely on these three values – ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


E-commerce and management of channel conflict: evidence from small ...
In addition, research on channel conflict management to date has tended to focus attention on the pattern of relationships between manufacturing firms and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Develop conflict management mechanisms & institutions. ∎ Channel conflict into discussion/arbitration. ∎ Institution/arbitrator needs authority to make ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
management of channel conflict is a key B2B concern that will profoundly influence supply chain success in the age of eBusiness. This chapter reviews ...
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Who is an expert on Channel Management - with a track record in ...
I'm looking for a speaker for industry event in the Netherlands, 27 May 2010, ideally in the IT/Consumer electronics/Consumer goods biz. Come and share ideas with a small group of your peers (Sony, Philips, Canon, Nike etc) from the Manufacturer D2C E-commerce group. It's not a commercial event - we're looking for an industry professional who is willing to share experience, also from others. Location specific: Netherlands posted 3 months ago in E-Commerce | Closed Share This Partner, Niche Retail, LLC - open to invites, see all my answers Best Answers in: E-Commerce (1) This was selected as ...
Is there a conflict between e-commerce and direct sales ...
My company works with a direct sales model. Our salespeople maintain close and long-term relationships with our customers. This is great for customer loyalty, but also very labor and knowledge intensive, slow, and costly. The direct sales approach may also repel prospects who don't want to engage in a customized sales process. For these reasons we are investigating e-commerce as an additional sales channel. Critics of e-commerce think that customers who visit our website will be drawn to the web store, purchase the cheapest solution, and be off. They think the sales force will not be able to build relationships, customize ...