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Retail ManagementSupply ChainRetailingChannel Management

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1 hour to complete

Distribution Channel Planning and Management: Why are They so Important?

At the end of this module you will know the steps to designing and managing a distribution channel. You will also be able to identify the most important players in distribution channels and their roles.

8 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
How to Design a Distribution Channel5m
Key Factors in Channel Management3m
Expert Interview: Sixto Collazo, International Director of Loewe Perfumes S.A. (LVMH) 113m
The Role of Distribution Channels in the Value Chain5m
Who are the Main Participants in Distribution Channels?4m
1 reading
Achieving Customer-Management Excellence in Emerging Markets6m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: Graded Assessment14m
2 hours to complete

Distribution Channels and Their Evolving Landscape

At the end of this module you will be able to distinguish the various types of distribution channels and conflicts that arise among them, as well as ways to combat these conflicts. You will also understand the current nature, structure, key players, and future of trade marketing.

8 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Nature of Trade Marketing6m
Organizational Structure: Supply and Demand Strategies3m
ECR & Category Management: Collaboration Initiatives6m
What is the Future of Trade Marketing?3m
Expert Interview: Maria Garcia, General Manager of Office Depot Iberia8m
4 readings
An Executive's Guide to the Internet of Things11m
Three Rules for Buiding the Modern Retail Organization15m
How Retailers can Improve Promotion Effectiveness3m
Why ¨Crash Diets¨ Don't Work10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Graded Assesment18m
2 hours to complete

The Retail Strategy and Marketing Mix

At the end of this module you will be able to identify types of retailers, retailing strategies and how these retailers maintain competetive advantages over their competition. You will also be able to see the role the 4 P's of marketing play in these retail strategies.

9 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Retail Strategy and Sustainable Competitive Advantages6m
Omni-Channel Retailing8m
Expert Interview; Eduardo Zamacola, President of Acotex & CEO of Neck & Neck6m
Choosing the Right Product Assortment7m
Choosing an Appropriate Price Policy and Promotion Strategy6m
Choosing the Right Place for your Product to Shine7m
3 readings
The Consumer Sector 2030: Trends and Questions to Consider13m
What Really Shapes the Customer Experience2m
Making Stores Matter in a Multichannel World11m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Graded Assessment14m
3 hours to complete

Retailing Without Frontiers: New Trends in Retailing

At the end of this module you will be able to identify various growth opportunities for retailers and determine which entry strategies are best for various circumstances. You will also know the importance of a strategic online presence for retailers and future trends in retailing.

10 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
How to Implement a Successful Franchising Strategy3m
Expert Interview: Eduardo Zamacola, President of Acotex & CEO of Neck & Neck6m
The Emergence of Online Retail Channels6m
Busting M-Commerce Myths7m
What are the Future Trends in Online Retailing?4m
Expert Interview: Iñaki Arrola, General Manager of Coches.com6m
Trailer: Integrated Marketing Communications; Advertising, Public Relations, Digital Marketing & More40s
2 readings
Anatomy of a Digital Forerunner9m
Busting Mobile-Shopping Myths5m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 / Final Assessment24m
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By ACMar 17th 2017

Lots of theories and case studies. Knowledge gained was really worth the time/effort. Professor could explain the topics clearly and the content were well arranged. Recommend it!

By AAAug 25th 2018

Great content. Best teacher of this specialization\n\nRelevant and timed questions with interactive key sessions



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About IE Business School

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About the Marketing Mix Implementation Specialization

In this Specialization we will delve into the marketing mix and the skill-set needed to implement successful marketing strategies. Join us and explore the four key concepts of the marketing mix model, also known as the 4Ps: Product (Brand and Product Management), Pricing, Place (Distribution Channel Strategy and Retail) and Promotion (Communication Strategies, PR and Advertising). This course primarily focuses on implementation so you can immediately apply the lessons learned to your work or to a business idea that you are thinking of taking to market. After completing the four courses, you will be able to take part in the Capstone Project where you will have the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned in this specialization by running a real product through the marketing mix....
Marketing Mix Implementation

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