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Product Strategies

13 May, 2016 - 13:23

Product planning should be an ongoing process that consistently evaluates existing products, modifies where necessary, deletes products that no longer contribute to the firm, and introduces new products. Since most companies have at least one product line (and perhaps several), each containing several items, product management is a necessary activity—a daily activity. The task involves gathering the necessary data, utilizing a framework to evaluate it in light of a particular product or groups of products, selecting an appropriate strategy, and implementing that strategy. In general, there are two product strategy issues: approaches to the market and key product decisions.