Essay on Minnesota Micromotors, Inc. Marketing Simulation 2015 Q2

1069 Words Mar 14th, 2014 5 Pages
Minnesota Micromotors, Inc. Marketing Simulation 2015 Q2
Kaplan University
Marketing Management
MT450-01

Minnesota Micromotors, Inc. Marketing Simulation 2015 Q2 As I get further and further along in this simulation, I have noticed that I am beginning to understand what it takes as a marketing manager in order to be successful. Careful considerations must be made to be sure that the right decisions benefit both Minnesota Micromotors, Inc., and our customers. Our success comes from our customers’ success and loyalty that they have with this company. In finding ways to incorporate the important factors that matter most to our customers is what will bring in new customers and keep our existing ones around for the long hall. My
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I don’t think that I need to have an extensive sales force in order to be successful. I think the biggest decision that I made in 2015 Q2 was increasing the large customer discounts for segments B and D from 12% discount up to 14% discount. I noticed that last quarter both of these segments expressed their concern that they were not getting the additional discounts that they should for being such long time customers. The results of my decisions that were made in 2015 Q2 turned out to be better than last quarter results. Existing customers increased by 9% and sales from new customers increased by 6%, while the distributors, on average, are attempting to achieve a 5% profit margin; overall not a bad turnover from prior quarters. These decisions led to segment A as being very satisfied reflecting how the motors’ high power to size ratio allowed them to pick up some new business from some loyal customers. Segment B was satisfied in this quarter like they have been in previous quarters, however they expressed their concern on future orders that they would like to receive more insight into the market trends by our staff. Segment C increased their overall satisfaction from prior quarters of being satisfied to very satisfied in this quarter. By getting the motors that they ordered to them in a rush, allowed them to land a contract from another GPO. However as the saying goes, “you can’t win them