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Integrating Manufacturing and Service Revenue Development

Manufacturing is often seen as selling a product but the competitive market indicates they must be more. As global competition increases, product innovation cycles become faster, and imitators copy products companies should seek to create beyond the product. Research by Ivanka Kastalli, Bart Van Looy and Andy Neely from the University of California Berkeley discussed how the concepts of service adoption and service coverage add value and competitiveness.   They analyzed a large international company with growing sales and significant revenue from manufacturing and service functions. Manufacturing is not simply the building of products but also the raising of value and public interest. A service mentality helps executives understand where their value lays and what customers need in both current and future products to continue sales. The market must continue to drive the options, design, and utility of products.   To create greater service oriented manufacturing paradigms req

Focusing on Selling Experiences versus Products in the New Economy

Service dominated logic or S-D Logic may be a better viewpoint to train managers and teach college students about the nature of modern business. Considering how much society has changed over the past few decades the movement from tangible goods to service offerings creates a fundamental shift in the economic system. This fundamental shift should be incorporated into training and education so that decision-makers can master new economic conditions. A total of 75% of all business revenue is currently service oriented while 80% of the GNP is service related (Ford & Bowen, 2008). That is a huge number! With this fundamental change from agricultural, products, and commodities to service oriented offerings it is necessary to train managers on the new S-D vantage point of seeing and perceiving their operations in a new light. Such an approach will help decision makers view organizations and problems from a perspective that actually reflects current economic activities. The

Services versus Goods – Which brings your company more money?

A fundamental shift from good-demand logic to service-demand logic is occurring within the service management field. Service-demand logic looks at the economic value of the services associated with the product versus the actual cost of the product itself. Changing this scope of understanding helps decision-makers to view the value of the product as one of many types of possible revenue generating sources. These others sources may include servicing, insurance, technical support, upgrades, etc… One of the reasons why a company would desire to move from a good-demand mentality to a service-demand mentality is because the latter affords many more opportunities to gain wealth. A secondary reason is because in today’s world of low price Asian manufacturers it is hard for American companies to compete on product price alone. Selling a total package raises the overall value of the product to the consumer. It is important to understand the differences between products and services t