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Product Service Management
Product/Service Management (PSM) is a
marketing function that involves
obtaining, developing, maintaining, and
improving a product.
Factors Affecting PSM
1. Customer Needs and Wants
2. Company Goals and Strategies
3. Cost and Available Resources
5. Product Itself
6. Government Regulation
7. Stages in Life Cycle
8. Business and Economic Trends
Offer products consumers want and
company’s profits increase.
When developing the right products, a
company can gain new customers.
When products are well managed there
is less of a chance for failure.
Role In Marketing
Affects positioning of product
(What image do you want to create about the
product in the minds of consumers?)
Improves Product Success
Gives product an image
3 Phases of PSM
1. Developing a new product
2. Monitoring existing products
3. Eliminating weak products
Product Life Cycle
The four stages that a product goes
through during its life.
Increase product awareness
Get the customer’s attention
Lots of special promotion
Customers are aware of product, sales
Companies focus on customer
Competition starts from other
The product’s sales level off. More
money is spent on competition
during this stage.
Sales start to decline. A company
must decide to alter the product,
discount, or discontinue product.