Tag: tariff management

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

PPS Fall Session to Showcase Intelligent Data-Driven Pricing Strategies Today, commercial pricing success demands new ways of managing data. Pricing organizations are tasked with managing increasingly large and complex data sets coming from diverse sources that change rapidly. As a result, there is a failure to operationalize pricing strategy over a long-term horizon. Pricing organizations […]

Are trade tariffs a major risk to packaging materials pricing? | Packaging Digest

Are trade tariffs a major risk to packaging materials pricing? | Packaging Digest

How much do you know about factors that affect packaging prices? Gary Kestenbaum gives a perspective from the customer’s view, in light of recent government tariffs. The current trade atmosphere is leaving suppliers and customers uneasy as to where prices of goods are heading. In the world of packaging, we are obviously concerned about tariffs […]

The Need for a NexGen CPQ Solution | Pricing Matters

The Need for a NexGen CPQ Solution | Pricing Matters

Price optimization to unlock ROI potential The Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) software market growth is exploding. According to Gartner, CPQ market revenue was approximately $878 million in 2016, with a 20% CAGR expected through 2020. However, CPQ is not new, and many organizations that have invested in CPQ solutions are failing to meet expected ROI. So, what’s […]

More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes | StarTribune

More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes | StarTribune

DETROIT — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, the second-largest U.S.-based automaker, said Wednesday that Trump’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum will cost Ford […]

Tariffs: What they mean for your pricing strategy | Canadian Manufacturing

Tariffs: What they mean for your pricing strategy | Canadian Manufacturing

While there is great uncertainty at this stage as to what, how large, and where tariffs will be imposed, one thing is certain: price adjustments will likely result. To make pricing changes that best respond to this new environment, you need to take into account four factors: 1. Impact on Costs As a first step, […]

AI & Machine Learning in the Pricing World | Pricing Matters

AI & Machine Learning in the Pricing World | Pricing Matters

In today’s fast-paced world, rapidly evolving data and software driven strategies are imperative to creating sustained commercial pricing success. Good processes and experienced personnel alone are no longer enough. It is nearly impossible to rely on spreadsheets, custom software tools, and empirical observation to properly manage the complexity of becoming a “data-driven” pricing organization. That’s […]

The Pricer’s Four-Step Guide to Tariff Response | Pricing Matters

The Pricer’s Four-Step Guide to Tariff Response | Pricing Matters

With the latest round of tariffs going into effect last Thursday, many companies are turning to their finance and pricing teams to provide a strategic response that maintains profitability without disrupting demand. To help navigate the complexities of tariffs, Vistaar has put together a four-step guide that allows finance and pricing teams to be nimble, […]

Coca-cola and Chevy to raise prices amid tariff war | New York Post

Coca-cola and Chevy to raise prices amid tariff war | New York Post

Get ready to dig a little deeper for a Coke or Chevy Silverado. Both Coca-Cola and GM said Wednesday they will have to raise prices on their iconic products in large part because of President Trump’s trade war. The rising price of European aluminum and steel is expected to pinch their bottom lines — and […]

Tariffs: Fighter Pilot Strategies Businesses Can’t Afford to Ignore | Pricing Matters

Tariffs: Fighter Pilot Strategies Businesses Can’t Afford to Ignore | Pricing Matters

Modern pricing software easily simulates the margin or revenue impact of any potential price changes so that pricing managers and leadership can decide based on expected impact as opposed to hoping for the results. Manipulating multiple spreadsheets to calculate potential price impact outcomes is not only frustrating but increases the risk of inaccuracy for every […]

Sales Organizations Benefit the Most from Pricing Software, Just Ask a Soccer Fan | Pricing Matters

Sales Organizations Benefit the Most from Pricing Software, Just Ask a Soccer Fan | Pricing Matters

The traditional core objective of pricing technology was centered on the identification of the margin leakage. The pricing team operated the software and provided sales with insights to mitigate the margin erosion. Put another way, the software served as a business intelligence support system with considerable human intervention. From the sales person’s vantage point, the […]