Assignment: Channel Strategies and the Value Chain
In this assignment, you will analyze channel strategies and the value chain. You will then analyze the effect that growth, going global, and supply chains have on two similar products/services that are marketed in various markets.
Decisions about marketing channel structure depend on customer needs, competitor behavior, marketing strategy used, and the resources available to the marketing manager. A wide variety of channel options exists today. Generally, the goal of the channel arrangement is to maximize the efficiencies of distribution. Many channel arrangements have the potential for conflict as well as legal and ethical issues. Channel decisions are among the most critical decisions facing marketing managers.
Use the Argosy University online library resources to identify five peer-reviewed academic articles related to channel strategies, leverage, and the value chain.
Choose two competing products that are sold in local, national, and global markets.
Evaluate the effects that growth, going global, and supply chains have on distribution strategies.
Assess the effects of market shifts and declines on channel strategies.
Analyze and assess how a company could obtain leverage within the channel and the value chain to maximize efficiencies in the market. Identify potentially negative aspects of leverage as well.
Critically examine the strategic elements and organizational environment of marketing decisions for the products you chose.
Write a 4-6-page report in Word format.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
1. The answer should be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
2. The response also include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
3. Also Include a reference page. The Citations and references should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.