Tag: Distribution

Who Started The Price War? | Modern Distribution Management

Who Started The Price War? | Modern Distribution Management

There are literally hundreds of studies, books and seminars on distribution pricing. They all have catchy titles like “How to stop price wars before they start,” “How to win the price war,” and “How to improve your team’s negotiation and price augmenting skills.” But who started your price war, anyway? On average, when distribution leaders […]

Webinar: Drive Greater Profits with Expert Pricing and Quoting Using a Joint Solution 24-May | Tour de Force & SPA

Webinar: Drive Greater Profits with Expert Pricing and Quoting Using a Joint Solution 24-May | Tour de Force & SPA

Customer quoting and pricing can be complex for distributors and manufacturers who have a significant number of products and customers. Sales teams can often struggle with identifying and quoting optimal pricing that balances profitability and competitiveness. Automating and integrating your pricing and quoting processes can quickly lead to increased profitability through better controlled margins and […]

Great to see you at PPS in Chicago! | Pricing Matters

Great to see you at PPS in Chicago! | Pricing Matters

Many thanks to those who joined Vistaar at the PPS conference in Chicago. There were many interesting pricing topics discussed, with lots of opportunity to socialize. We took note of the topics that surfaced most frequently. Best practices for managing pricing from both a strategy and deal level perspective when government trade policies impact cost […]

Tech Spotlight | Vistaar

Tech Spotlight | Vistaar

Vistaar is a leading SaaS software provider that enables companies to optimize pricing, promotion, configuration, and rebate management.  Our solutions are powered by predictive models leveraged by machine learning that deliver profitable growth and maximize shareholder value.  Our world-class customer base spans a broad range of industries throughout the Global 2000 and includes: manufacturing, beverage […]

Cutting prices and taking on the public sector – 8×8 talks strategy after landing in France | ChannelNomics

Cutting prices and taking on the public sector – 8×8 talks strategy after landing in France | ChannelNomics

Masyln indicated that in preparing to enter the French channel, 8×8 has had to lower its prices. However, she insisted that the vendor will differentiate itself in its new target market in other ways beyond cost. “From a pricing perspective, I’ve found this is necessary even when doing pan-European deals out of the UK, but […]

Unlock Six Sigma Pricing | Professional Pricing Society

Unlock Six Sigma Pricing | Professional Pricing Society

Companies have the power to implement pricing capabilities needed for sustained profitable growth – Six Sigma Pricing. Navdeep Sodhi, Managing Director of Sodhi Pricing, is our featured guest blogger sharing expert advice on how to unlock potential in your business. The State of Pricing  Within every company exists a hidden pricing factory that holds the key […]

Webcast: Pricing Strategy Execution With Certainty 20-March | PPS and Navdeep Sodhi

Webcast: Pricing Strategy Execution With Certainty 20-March | PPS and Navdeep Sodhi

Changes in the external environment are inevitable. Companies react by rushing into strategic initiatives to defend revenues or grow profits only to realize that pricing execution is a bottleneck. Whether entering new markets — digital or traditional, major recalls, mergers or acquisitions, large-scale reorganization, or breakthrough technology, companies need be ready for unexpected pricing challenges. […]

Grainger CEO Outlines Benefits of Pricing Move | Modern Distribution Management

Grainger CEO Outlines Benefits of Pricing Move | Modern Distribution Management

At this week’s Grainger show in Orlando, FL, CEO D.G. Macpherson expanded on his recent comments that the company was seeing “benefits” from its pricing changes as he doubled down on the notion that the move is helping Grainger bolster three customer segments. “We’ve seen benefits in a number of areas,” Macpherson told MDM when […]

Grainger Closed 98 Branches In 2017 While Volume Powered Sales & Profits Growth | Industrial Distribution

Grainger Closed 98 Branches In 2017 While Volume Powered Sales & Profits Growth | Industrial Distribution

MRO products distribution giant Grainger — No. 2 on Industrial Distribution’s Big 50 List — reported its 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results on Wednesday, which showed considerable gains in sales and profits compared to a year earlier while the company continued to slash its branch count. Grainger’s strategic pricing initiatives that accelerated […]

Top 5 MDM Articles from 2017 | Modern Distribution Management

Top 5 MDM Articles from 2017 | Modern Distribution Management

As the largest industrial distributor in North America, Grainger is bound to garner attention when it makes a move as big as changing its pricing strategy. This past year proved that MDM readers were eager to learn as much as they could about the company’s hopes of acquiring more customers by adjusting prices. Three articles […]