Tag: pricing model

Paper: Robust Dynamic Pricing with Two Substitutable Products | Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Paper: Robust Dynamic Pricing with Two Substitutable Products | Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

We consider a practical dynamic pricing problem with two substitutable products involving a number of business rules commonly seen in practice. Demand substitution exists between the two products (interproduct substitution) and may also exist across different time periods (intertemporal substitution). However, there is limited demand information such that the underlying probability distributions of the demand […]

Six Sigma Pricing Training | Strategic Pricing Associates

Six Sigma Pricing Training | Strategic Pricing Associates

A disciplined process is needed to achieve Pricing Excellence – SPA’s Six Sigma Pricing training drives real results focused on achieving profitable growth. Measure of success at strategic pricing is not how much it increases price but how much it increases profitability. Thomas Nagle – Professor, University of Chicago Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, Greg Preuer, […]

Six Sigma Pricing > Control: Set and Enforce Pricing Authority Levels and Repeat Previous Steps | Strategic Pricing Associates

Six Sigma Pricing > Control: Set and Enforce Pricing Authority Levels and Repeat Previous Steps | Strategic Pricing Associates

In the Control phase, our job is to make sure the improvements we have put in place – stay in place. To achieve this you want to chart performance against upper and lower control limits. Run charts show single values plotted over time and indicate trends of process & shifts in process performance. The key to success […]

Six Sigma Pricing > Improve: Build Processes, Systems and Tools to Assist Teams & Create Reporting Tools to Track Improvements | Strategic Pricing Associates

Six Sigma Pricing > Improve: Build Processes, Systems and Tools to Assist Teams & Create Reporting Tools to Track Improvements | Strategic Pricing Associates

This is the fifth in a six part blog series on how manufacturers and distributors can apply Six Sigma methodology to the pricing function to generate repeatable margin gains. This blog covers the importance of driving incremental improvements through building processes, systems and tools to assist teams and create reporting tools to track improvements. All pricing […]

No Sacred Cows | Strategic Pricing Solutions

No Sacred Cows | Strategic Pricing Solutions

The year 2016 is almost over.  All businesses should reflect on what has worked, and what has not worked; and they should be prepared to adjust in 2017.  That evaluation should include reviewing the results of decisions made regarding pricing strategies and tactics.  Equally important, the evaluation should be rigorous and thorough, and there should […]

Making Money is the Objective | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Making Money is the Objective | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Retail is an inherently low-margin business.  (If you doubt it, just look at Amazon’s return on sales.) To survive, retailers use many tools to determine how they can sell more to customers and at higher prices.  In recent years, data science has become a much more important part of the retail toolkit.  By analyzing how […]

Six Sigma Pricing > Analyze: Identify and Understand Opportunities to Grow Margins and Create Reporting Tools to Identify Defects | SPA

Six Sigma Pricing > Analyze: Identify and Understand Opportunities to Grow Margins and Create Reporting Tools to Identify Defects | SPA

This is the fourth in a six part blog series on how manufacturers and distributors can apply Six Sigma methodology to the pricing function to generate repeatable margin gains. This blog covers the importance of effective analysis of the right measurements and metrics to identify the root causes of defects in your pricing process. All pricing practice […]

Get the whole truth, not just anecdotes or opinions | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Get the whole truth, not just anecdotes or opinions | Strategic Pricing Solutions

Last week a friend told me that her sister’s business had overpaid their taxes and without justification the government would not refund the overpayment.  I was skeptical of the story and responded that there is a very clear process for requesting refunds of overpaid taxes or applying them to the subsequent year, and the IRS […]

When to Use Low Prices to Grab Market Share | Strategic Pricing Solutions

When to Use Low Prices to Grab Market Share | Strategic Pricing Solutions

I don’t use Uber often, but our family recently used it to take us to the airport. When we returned, we just walked outside the airport and hopped in a taxi.  The price of the Uber ride ended up about 35% lower than the price of the taxi.  That is not news.  It has been […]

Six Sigma Pricing | SPA

Six Sigma Pricing | SPA

Leverage Six Sigma Methodology to Drive Continuous Margin Improvements A disciplined process is needed to create Pricing Excellence – SPA’s Six Sigma training drives real results focused on profitable growth. “Measure of success at strategic pricing is not how much it increases price but how much it increases profitability.” Thomas Nagle – Professor, University of […]