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Omnichannel Distribution Strategy
15 Hours (Live)
An important element of the marketing mix, distribution plays a vital role in developing any marketing strategy, possessing the power to define a product’s level of success. Many innovative and theoretically sound products have failed in the marketplace due to faulty distribution. A managerial orientation is taken in this workshop with a focus on decision-making in channels of distribution. Appropriate theories are reviewed, and analytical frameworks are offered to help participants in their decision making. This workshop will also help participants conduct in-depth studies of the marketing channels and physical distribution systems currently available for use and their merits and demerits to aid in knowledgeable decision making.
Topics CoveredFunctions performed and rationale for distribution channels Factors affecting channel decisions Major channel participants and their business models Developing an omnichannel strategy for products and services Designing and implementing an omnichannel distribution network Managing multi and omnichannel distribution systems Managing channel conflicts Managing channel performance using analytics
At the end of the workshop, a participant should be able to answer the following questions"How should one choose between omnichannel, multichannel or single-channel structures? How can customer purchase journeys be mapped for channel insights? How can effective and efficient distribution channels be designed? How can the performance of a distribution channel be measured? How can the right channel partners be chosen? How can channel partners be motivated and managed on an ongoing basis? How can channel conflicts be mitigated, and if they arise, how can they be resolved? How can channel-related data be analysed to gain actionable insights?
Who is this course suitable forGraduates and post graduate students with basic marketing knowledge and second-year MBA students Working executives who have a basic understanding of marketing concepts.
Roles for which this workshop will prepare you forMost positions in marketing and sales in consumer goods companies and enterprises Roles in B2B companies that use channels Roles in service companies that rely on channels Ilustrative designations: Area Sales Manager, Brand Manager, Product Manager, Category Manager, Merchandising Manager, Sales Manager, Channel Manager
What you can expect if you enrol in this workshopAccess to 15 hours of live classes including 1-2 sessions by industry experts Access to one free 30-minute mentoring session with Prof Sreeram Access to selected notes and references to other reading materials Five participants will get an opportunity to work on a live company project Free enrolment in Prof Sreeram’s workshop on Life Planning
Minimum enrolment criteria – if the number of participants for any workshop is less, Prof Sreeram reserves the right to cancel the workshop. Enrolled participants, in such cases, will get a full refund within 7 working days from the final date of enrolment.
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