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Resources For Market Research In The Manufacturing Industry

We've grouped together all the information our site contains on market research with the Manufacturing Industry to help you quickly and easily find related articles, companies, events, jobs, associations, glossary definitions and more.

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Data Use: Using the analytical hierarchy process
When there are five or fewer variables to test, the analytical hierarchy process works well. Variables are paired against each other and respondents pick the feature they like best. It can help determine how to bundle product features or how to structure payments options, for example.
Satisfaction programs are key for manufacturers caught between declining prices and increasing raw material costs
Manufacturers are caught in the squeeze between flat or declining selling prices and increases in costs for raw materials. This article discusses strategies companies can use to minimize the squeeze impact and the importance of integrating customer voice into the decision making.
Demystifying international industrial research
International research is unfamiliar to many industrial products firms. This article discusses international industrial research, including similarities and differences with American research and special considerations, such as telephone and in-person methods, designing and translating questionnaires and selecting a telephone survey firm.
Tennant fine-tunes its business-to-business research
For many industrial manufacturers, marketing is based on "pushing" customers into buying a product and then moving on to the next likely customer. Tennant, a manufacturer of floor maintenance equipment, refined its marketing techniques to "pull" customers in by meeting needs and expectations. The shift has improved customer satisfaction.
In-depth interviews with dealers yield many benefits for farm equipment manufacturer
Farm equipment manufacturer the Gehl Company conducted in-depth interviews with dealers from around the country that were selected to be part of its dealer council. Council members distributed forms to dealers in their area to identify concerns to bring to the dealer council meeting. The company used this council input to determine priorities for the coming year.

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Rethinking the role of shopper insights
Researcher Michael Carlon suggests that restructuring shopper insights departments to align researchers by category and encourage collaboration between researchers within a category could strengthen shopper insight ROI for manufacturers and retailers.

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