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ABSTRACTPakistan is an agricultural country. According to Ministry of Food, Agriculture and livestock, agriculture accounts for 20.9 percent of the GDP. Dairy industry contributes 49% to the agriculture value and 11% to the GDP. Annual production of milk is 35.25 Billion liters in the country; But the Processed milk is only 4% of the total production.We are analyzing the marketing plan of Shakarganj which is a food and dairy products company. Our analysis of Shakarganj will include the current market situation and strategic analysis of the company. We will see the various strategies that can be used by them for improving their product. Shakarganj has been new to the dairy products market and is striving to compete with excellence in product safety, quality and value. Their aim is to provide customer with pure and hygienic dairy products on suitable prices make it as convenient as possible. According to their claim they provide the best quality dairy products throughout country. We will be mainly focusing on the Marketing Mix of Shakarganj Foods. Further we will explain the SWOT analysis and all other strategies used by them.<br />
A Report By<br />Madiha Amir (01)Haider Ali (02)Tariq Ashraf(03)Kashif Ali (06)AmmarYasir(08)<br />AtikaMuryam(09)Iffat Zahra (10)HammadRasheed(11)Fahad Bin Abdul GhafoorWatto(28)RaheelaNaz(83)<br />Submitted To<br />Madam SajidaNisar<br />
Marketing Objectives of Shakarganj Good Milk<br />The marketing objectives of Shakarganj Good Milk are as follows:<br /><ul><li>To gain 8% of Market Share in 2009
To create higher recall of our brand among consumers
To diversify into other categories of Packed Milk, in the beginning of 2008 they had 2 categories and now they have 4
To Increase in the availability percentage of our brand In the beginning of year 2008 we had 100 distributors and now we have 140 distributors
To increase the shop coverage over period of year 2009 by 20%
To increase our milk processing capacity with the time</li></li></ul><li>
Marketing Strategy<br /> According to the marketing goals of Shakarganj Good Milk,, actually they are in the growth stage and they are using the following strategies to gain market share:<br /><ul><li>They are improving the distribution strategy
They are spending nearly same amount on promotions schemes </li></li></ul><li>Market Segmentation<br />To occupy a clear distinctive & desirable place related to competing mineral water in the minds of the target customers Shakarganj segments its market on 3 bases:<br /><ul><li>Geographic segmentation
Behavioral Segmentation</li></li></ul><li>Demographic segmentation<br />Good Milk’s products are not bounded to any particular age, gender or lifecycle stage.<br /> The brand is meant for all the users in higher upper or middle class families.<br /> Even though the brand calls for a small percentage of an individual’s income but lower class wouldn’t want to buy the brand maybe because they are price sensitive.<br />
Demographic segmentation<br /> However all the companies in the milk sector are trying to change the image of processed milk as non-nutritionist milk. <br />Therefore it can be said that Good Milk’s has been positioned as a brand for high income earners.<br /> Due to the income factor involved it can be said that Good Milk’s milk target a specific social class who are health conscious and concerned about their weight.<br />
Psychographic Segmentation<br />On the basis of psychographics, factors such as personality traits, lifestyles and values, the marketers at Good Milk’s have segmented the market more towards achievers who are goal-oriented and focused on their careers<br />The ads for Good Milk’s show the beliefs of healthy life with processed milk and plays on the emotional aspect more<br />
Psychographic Segmentation<br />Good Milk’s ads also target believers, traditional conservative people with concrete beliefs. <br />The Good Milk’s products have targeted experiencers because the company has given them a new set of brand and so many will make their first purchase because they want to try something new.<br />
Behavioral Segmentation<br /><ul><li>Good Milk’s products have been segmented on the basis of benefits that consumers seek in the milk.
In this case, people look for a brand that can be used for all purposes from drinking to tea whiteners as well for any other use.
The ads also show that consumers should increase their milk consumption for example with every tea they should use Good Milk’s, every morning they should drink Good Milk’s and everyday they should feed their pets with Good Milk’s milk.</li></li></ul><li>Targeting<br />According to the Brand manager of Shakarganj Good Milk their product (Good Milk) is for everyone and for every purpose.<br /> “ We are targeting everyone who use our product either child, teenagers, young adult, elder, male or female, for every use like for tea, coffee, for cereals, as a plain milk, for shakes or for other milk products”<br />
Positioning<br /> The positioning strategy of Shakarganj Good Milk according to their marketing plan are:<br /><ul><li>Convenient: The product is easy to use. They pack</li></ul> of Good Milk have a lid for the handiness to the <br /> customers.<br /><ul><li>Available Everywhere: they are using the best distribution strategy and the good milk is available everywhere.</li></li></ul><li>Positioning<br />Premium Positioning:<br /> The other strength is their premium positioning of Good Milk. According to them they are positioning Good Milk in the best way and it is their strength. They are engaging in the kind of advertisement which make them to position themselves in a unique manner. <br />
Core Competencies<br /> Core competency is something that a firm can do well and that meets the following three conditions:<br /><ul><li>It provides consumer benefits
Close relationships with customers and suppliers.
Product development or culture, such as employee dedication.</li></li></ul><li>Core Competencies<br /> According to Brand Manager of Good Milk Mr. Sajid Sufi the core competencies of Shakarganj Good Milk are: <br /><ul><li>Milk Collection System: the milk collection system of Good Milk is according to them is the one core competency of SFPL.
Good Packaging: the packaging is another core competency of SFPL as it is very safe and reliable</li></ul>Key Success Factors:<br />According to the company the key success factors are<br /><ul><li>Slow & Steady Progress
Solid relations with their suppliers, distributors, </li></ul> partners and consumers<br />
Core Competencies<br /> According to Brand Manager of Good Milk Mr. Sajid Sufi the core competencies of Shakarganj Good Milk are: <br /><ul><li>Milk Collection System: the milk collection system of Good Milk is according to them is the one core competency of SFPL.
Good Packaging: the packaging is another core competency of SFPL as it is very safe and reliable</li></ul>Key Success Factors:<br />According to the company the key success factors are<br /><ul><li>Slow & Steady Progress
Solid relations with their suppliers, distributors, </li></ul> partners and consumers<br />
PRODUCT<br /><ul><li>SHAKARGANJrecognizes the importance of building profitable and staunch relationship with its customers by offering such products that not only satisfy the customers but delight them.
If we concentrate on the definition of the product, and try to focus on its practical implementation on the organization concerned,
It exhibits an evident fact that it is involved in producing delicious entertainment incorporating chilled smooth cream with various flavors in several versions
Side-by-side entertaining the consumers with frozen lollies thereby extinguishing their thirst under the warm blaze of the sun</li></li></ul><li>PROVISION OF EXPERIENCE<br /><ul><li> The SHAKARGANJ is serving the customers with a unique experience thereby convincing them to visit the same soothing atmosphere, comprising the calm climate, sedative surroundings
cooperative staff, time and again and to build profitable, long-term, loyal and friendly relationships with their customers.
Similarly, even in the absence of the direct link with the management of the company, the superb assortment of ice creams leave a long lasting effect on the minds of the customers</li></li></ul><li>PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION<br /><ul><li>The marketing offer of SHAKARGANJ can be better categorized as a consumer product as the dairy food-item that is bought by the final consumers for their personal consumption.
If we go into further categorization of this product then it would be called as a convenient product as the customer usually buys it frequently, immediately and with less comparison as compared to the specialty products and shopping or unsought goods.</li></li></ul><li>PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES<br />Marketers in all sorts of organizations need to concentrate profoundly on the attributes comprising product quality, components/ingredients, colors, sizes, branding, and packaging. All these product attributes are given an equal importance by the organization<br />Let us now discuss that how SHAKARGANJ has managed to maintain the attributes of a huge assortment of their dairy product line in order to achieve a better distinction in the market through the uniqueness of its products.<br />
PRODUCT QUALITY<br />Product quality is one of the major positioning tools and <br /> it has a direct impact on the product performance; thus it is closely linked to customer value and satisfaction.<br />Quality is actually the attribute that the company thinks to be the most important element that makes any company distinctive from others. And their quality checks are their core competency that they are using as a weapon against their competitors. SHAKARGANJ relies on Total Quality Management (Return on Quality).<br />Their production department is constantly engaged in improving the quality of the product at each and every stage in the manufacturing process, i.e., the constant quality checks are maintained at each and every step in the production process.<br />
BRANDING<br /><ul><li>The term brand, with which as each one us would be familiar that, it is a name, term, sign, symbol, or design, or a combination of these intended to identify the goods or services of one seller or group of sellers and to differentiate them from those of competitors.
Shakarganjhas its unique brand name and a unique brand symbol of “COW” that makes it distinguishable from other brands within the same industry. </li></li></ul><li> PACKAGING<br />Packaging involves designing and producing the container or wrapper for the product. And the designing comprises of the complete introduction of the company and the product by making it more attractive for the consumer.<br />The company is quite conscious regarding the external outlook of the product and believes it to be one of the most important sources of attraction for the customers<br />
PRODUCTS OF SHAKARGANJ<br />Good Milk <br />Shakarganj Food Products has developed an elaborate system of collecting milk directly from the farmers on a daily basis, ensuring freshness of the product. The fresh milk thus collected is processed using state of the art UHT (ultra high temperature) technology and aseptically packed in Tetra Pak filling machines. This process ensures zero microbial activation, while preserving maximum flavour, taste, and nutritional value without the use of any preservatives. <br />
Good Milk Slim<br />SLIM is Low-Fat High-Calcium milk. It contains less than 1% fat and has a higher portion of calcium compared to regular milk. Two to three glasses of SLIM help meet an adult's daily Calcium intake requirement.<br />SLIM has been introduced keeping in mind the need for a nutritional product for adults. SLIM has high nutritional Value and is good in taste and after taste. <br />
FlavouredMilk OOLALA<br />FlavouredMilk OOLALA Kids - we all love them. We love them more as we see them grow. And who doesn't know that milk with all its natural goodness and essential nutrients plays a pivotal role in the child's physical and mental development. Without milk, a child's daily diet plan is incomplete. The tough part, however, is to make the kids drink milk, particularly the school going ones. Somehow they are always shying away. But now Shakarganj<br />
Good Milk Cream<br />Milk that is collected from the farmers is rich in fat (over 5%). However the processed and aseptically packed “good milk” is toned at 3.5% fat (internationally accepted standard of full cream milk). The extra cream from the milk is processed using state of the art UHT (ultra high temperature) technology and aseptically packed in Tetra Brik packages. The packed cream has a fat content of 40%. The rich cream, with a smooth texture, is ready for use in tea, coffee, and desserts. It is also used as an ingredient in many traditional recipes of cooking. It is available in packing of 200ml.<br />
Pure Desi Ghee <br />ShakarganjFood Products specialises in offering high quality “Pure Desi Ghee” (butter oil from buffalo milk) made from fresh cream. With food connoisseur in almost every other house and culinary heritage considered an important part of our culture, desi ghee with its typical rich aroma<br />
Kinnow Crateoncent<br /> At Shakarganj, Kinnow concentrate is made from Kinnow Mandarin –a fruit known for its bright orange colour, high nutritional value and sweet tangy taste. Kinnow concentrate's production begins at the plant in the last days of December and ends by mid April. The product parameters are controlled and maintained according to the USDA Standard guidelines and following GMP rules as per ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and HACCP checklist.<br />
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT<br />By new product we mean original products, product improvements, product modifications and new brands that the firm develops through its own research and development efforts. Mainly, there are two broad ways of introducing a new product in the market or developing a new product.<br />Through acquisition, the company buys the whole firm, a patent, or a license to produce someone else's product. The other is through,<br />New product development in which a new product is developed in the company's own research and development department.<br />
Future Products<br />Various value added food products, including dairy and fruit products, are in different stages of development. New products are planned for launch, starting from 2008. <br />Dairy Products <br />
PRICE<br />“Price is the amount of money charged for a product or service.”<br /> It can also be define as:<br /><ul><li>The sum of values that consumers exchange for the benefit of having or using the product or service.
Pricing is the only element in the marketing mix that produces revenue; all other elements represents costs.
Price is also one of the most flexible element of the marketing mix unlike product features and channels commitments, price can be changed quickly.</li></li></ul><li>Pricing Strategy <br /><ul><li>According the marketing plan of Shakarganj Good Milk, they are using Premium Pricing Strategy the reason behind the premium pricing is that they are producing Premium quality product and they are doing premium positioning of their product.
The pricing strategy for Shakarganj Good Milk is as such that it is differentiating its products from the rest of the competitors. Its prices are higher than the local brands and are less than the international brands. The price of Shakarganj products is competing with both the local market and international brands.
Pricing strategy requires continuous monitoring because of changing external conditions, the actions of competitors and the opportunities to gain a competitive edge through pricing action.</li></li></ul><li>Pricing Strategy<br />Shakarganj Good Milk uses two types of pricing strategies for pricing their products:<br />cost-plus pricing<br />value pricing<br /> cost-plus pricing:<br />Cost-plus pricing Is used when a standard markup is added to the cost of the product.<br /><ul><li>Shakarganj Good Milk uses this strategy while Launching its new Products.
They do so as to check their demand in the local markets before starting their production.</li></li></ul><li>Pricing Strategy<br /><ul><li>Firstly, they analyze the total cost that is incurred in the process of production of new product(s), company's marketing and selling expenses and company's margin (the margin is kept to the minimum in this case).
Secondly, if the product succeeds then they start manufacturing it at large scale.But, if unfortunately, that product(s) does not get the expected acceptance by customers, then they stop the production of such product(s)</li></ul>ADVANTAGES OF COST-PLUS PRICING<br /> The main advantages of Cost-plus pricing are:<br /><ul><li>They are more certain about costs than about</li></ul>demand.<br /><ul><li>They do not have to make frequent adjustments </li></ul>as demand changes.<br />
Pricing Strategy<br />value based pricing:<br /> This strategy is about charging just the right combination of quality and good service at a fair price.<br /><ul><li>Shakarganj Good Milk uses this strategy For its well established Products
This strategy helps Shakarganj Generate its revenue from its existing Products</li></li></ul><li>Prices of Shakarganj Milk Products<br />
PLACE<br />“Placement includes the activities that make the product available to target customers.”<br /> Shakarganj Good Milk is trying to ensure its success by the heavy distribution of its products in the market.<br /> DISTRIBUTION NETWORK<br /> “The network made up of the company, suppliers, distributors, and ultimately customers who partner with each other to improve the performance of the entire system.”<br />
DISTRIBUTION NETWORK STRATEGY<br />Shakarganj Good Milk more prefers the Numerical Distribution Strategy rather then weighted Distribution Strategy. What they are doing is that if there are ten shops in a row they will distribute their product (Good Milk) in all the shops rather then distributing in, say five shops in bigger quantity.<br />
DISTRIBUTION NETWORK STRATEGY<br />The conditions, which are described by Shakarganj foods to their distributors, are as follows:<br /><ul><li>CONTACT:</li></ul> Finding and communicating with perspective buyers.<br /><ul><li>MATCHING:</li></ul> Shaping and fitting the offer to the buyers’ needs, including activities such as manufacturing, grading, assembling, and packaging.<br /><ul><li>INFORMATION:</li></ul> Gathering and distributing marketing research & intelligence information about actors & forces in the marketing environment needed for planning and aiding exchange. <br /><ul><li>NEGOTIATION:</li></ul> Reaching an agreement on price and other terms of the offer so that ownership or possession can be transferred.<br />
DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL<br /> “A set of interdependent organizations involved in the process of making a product or service for use or consumption by the consumer or business user.”<br /> Market channel consists of all people and organizations, which are involved, in the physical distribution of goods. Selection of proper channel is an important aspect because if the channel is managed efficiently, company can save high costs and thus generate higher profits. The cooperation of channel members is also vitally important. Distribution makes the product available but this availability must assure that the product must be :<br /><ul><li>At right place
Peshawar</li></li></ul><li>DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL<br /><ul><li>DISTRIBUTOR IN KARACHI</li></ul> There are six channels in Karachi zone<br /><ul><li>DISTRIBUTOR IN LAHORE</li></ul> There are five distributors in Lahore zone.<br /><ul><li>DISTRIBUTOR IN ISLAMABAD</li></ul> There are two in Islamabad.<br /><ul><li>DISTRIBUTOR IN FAISALABAD</li></ul> There are four in Faisalabad zone.<br /><ul><li>DISTRIBUTOR IN PESHAWAR</li></ul> There are three in this zone<br />
DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL<br />FORM OF RETAIL OUTLETS<br /><ul><li>General store
Bakers and sweets</li></li></ul><li>DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL<br />WHOLESALE SELLING<br /> Intermediaries of SFPL add value by performing the following functions:<br />Financing<br />Risk bearing<br />Marketing information<br />Management services and advice <br />
Market Channel Strategy<br />The marketing channel strategy of shakarganj Food Products Limited is to use all the channel level like:<br /><ul><li>Zero Level Channel</li></ul> Shakarganj is selling their product (Good Milk) directly to the final customers as they are engage in TV selling, Internet selling and company owned stores (Fair Price Shops)<br /><ul><li>One Level Channel</li></ul> A one channel contains one selling intermediary such as retailers, and Shakarganj is using this strategy.<br />
Market Channel Strategy<br /><ul><li>Two Level Channel</li></ul> Two level channels contain two selling intermediaries and these are retailers and wholesaler, and SFPL is using this strategy<br /><ul><li>Three Level Channel</li></ul> Three level channels contain three selling intermediaries and these are retailers, wholesaler and jobbers, and SFPL is using this strategy.<br />
The Promotion Mix<br />Let us look at the individual components of the promotions mix of SFPL. Remember all of the elements are 'integrated' to form a specific communications campaign.<br /><ul><li> Personal Selling.</li></ul> SFPL’s basic focus is on personal Selling .Personal Selling is an effective way to manage personal customer relationships. The sales person acts on behalf of the SFPL. They are well trained in the approaches and techniques of personal selling. <br />
The Promotion Mix<br /><ul><li>Sales Promotion.</li></ul> Sales promotion tend to be thought of as being all promotions apart from advertising, personal selling, and public relations e.g. SFPL’s introductory offers (such as free samples, introductory less prices), and so on. <br /><ul><li>Public Relations (PR).</li></ul> Public Relations is defined as 'the deliberate, planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain mutual understanding between an organization and its publics' .It is relatively cheap, but certainly not cheap. Successful strategies tend to be long-term and plan for all eventualities<br />
The Promotion Mix<br /><ul><li>Fairs and Festivals.</li></ul> Such approaches are very good for making new contacts and renewing old ones.SFPL products sell much at such events. The purpose is to increase awareness and to encourage trial. <br />
The Promotion Mix<br /><ul><li>Advertising</li></ul> Advertising is a 'paid for' communication. It is used to develop attitudes, create awareness, and transmit information in order to gain a response from the target market. There are many advertising 'media' such as newspapers (local, national, free), magazines and journals, television ,cinema, outdoor advertising (such as posters, bus sides).almost all of these medias are used by the SFPL.<br /><ul><li>Sponsorship</li></ul> Sponsorship is where an organization pays to be associated with a particular event, cause or image. Shakarganj Sponsored TCF Schools and has adopted 31 local schools, held Nutritional Program for Students and Sponsored TCF Schools During 2007, it also funded special incentives for schoolchildren and teachers <br /> which include scholarships and awards for high-<br /> achievers.<br />
Sales And Promotion Activities<br />SFPL try to build strong brand equity through its promotion and sales activities. <br />We at SFPL make sure that target consumer relates the ads with company products <br />SFPL try to make the brand exciting for the target consumers.<br />The entire production is effectively marketed in selected areas of the whole country. <br />The company is developing business relationships with food processors in the other international markets as well. <br />
Sales And Promotion Activities<br />SFPL products have attained brand acceptance and recognition in the national markets through a well developed marketing strategy. <br />SFPL has an extensive sales network promoting and selling products in all the regions of the country. <br />The extensive distributors' network ensures presence of SFPL products at all relevant retail outlets. <br />The sales network serves as an effective medium to penetrate in the market and get customer feedback. <br />Marketing and sales teams consist of skilled staff with vast experience in the dairy and FMCG industries. <br />
Sales And Promotion Activities<br />Local Events and Activities: SFPL use anything from setting up a booth at a street fair to sponsoring a little league team to display its product or company name. <br />Free Samples: the company look for key locations where its can target group can be found and give out free samples. If possible the company give free demonstrations of its service or product. <br />Contests: SFPL finds a prize of interest to their target audience and hold a contest. <br />Speaking Engagements: SFPL contact local schools, speakers groups, and associations and inquire about speaking engagements, such as lectures, seminars, or classes that they can teach. <br />
Sales And Promotion Activities<br />Fliers: SFPL is also exchanging fliers with other noncompetitive businesses who will display them at their location. Also find locations where they can post a flier or bulletin. <br />Vehicles: SFPL as a promotion tool paint the name of their business on any trucks and buses they use and even put a sign on the company car or in the car window. <br />Press: When launching a new product or activity it develop a list of local editors and producers and send press releases of important upcoming activities. <br />Newsletters: Email newsletters or print newsletters are an effective and inexpensive means of promoting the business.SFPL is also engaged in these activities <br />
Annual Sports Function <br /> Every year, annual sport day is held at the Shakarganj Mills Colony, Jhang in February. Different competitions are held in which students from all the schools of Jhang district participate. Prizes and certificates are distributed among winners at the end of the event.<br />Contacts and Networking: Hand out your business cards to as many people as possible and network regularly to make new contacts. <br />In Store or Online Values: Offer special discounts for second purchases or free downloads online. <br />Attend Meetings of Professional Groups: The company also attend meetings of the Chamber of Commerce and other local groups where it can introduce yourself and its business to others. <br />Directories: The company make sure to list the company in all appropriate free directories.<br />
Environmental Analysis<br /> Beyond creating short-term transactions, marketers need to build long-term, profitable relationships with valued customers, distributors, dealers and suppliers. A company should build strong economic and social connections by promising and consistently delivering high-quality products, goods services and fair prices.CDL has built a unique asset called Marketing network. It consists of the company and all its supporting stakeholders with whom it has built mutually profitable business relationships. These are as follows:<br /><ul><li>Customers
Retailers etc. </li></li></ul><li>Environmental Analysis<br /> Customers:<br />Customers are the key to success of any company so the company is involve in making good customer relationship<br />Employees<br /> In shakarganjInternal environment ensuresthat employees are on side with the goals of an organization.Theyhave direct impact on product quality, dependability and overall productivity.<br />
Environmental Analysis<br />Suppliers<br />Suppliers provide the resources like labor and material resources to produce goods and services. They add to customer overall value delivery system.Labor supplies include handling of:<br /><ul><li>Quantity of labor
Price of material</li></li></ul><li>Environmental Analysis<br />Marketing Intermediaries: <br />It includes the firms that help the company to promote, sell and distribute its goods to final buyers.<br />The physical distribution firms determine the ways to store and ship goods to reach their destination.<br />Marketing service agencies including<br /> marketing research firms, advertising<br /> agencies and media firms are also<br /> hired to target and promote product<br /> to right market.<br />
Environmental Analysis<br /> In today’s competitive world, competition is not between the companies but rather between whole networks, with the prize going to the company that has built the better network. In the environmental analysis of shakarganj, four factors have been evaluated.<br /><ul><li>POLITICAL.
TECHNOLOGICAL.</li></li></ul><li>Environmental Analysis<br /><ul><li>Political. </li></ul> The rules of government of Pakistan do affect the company but not the brands. The company policies are affected but the products still cover the markets. The change in the government also doesn’t effect their production. <br /><ul><li>Economic. </li></ul>Shakarganj is playing good role in the economic <br /> growth of Pakistan. They receive a revenue <br /> without much expenditure on this product<br />, which results in a high rate profits<br />
Environmental Analysis<br /><ul><li>Socio-cultural.</li></ul> People mostly prefer fresh Juices and rely less on packed juices. Packed juices are changing trends very efficiently and effectively because shakarganj juices are one of the kinds of Juice, which is extracted from fresh fruits directly from the farms.<br /><ul><li>Technological.</li></ul> They receive machinery and packaging<br /> provided by Tetra Pack. Since the company <br /> has not only to compete its competitors<br /> like Nestle but it also has to fulfill the<br /> customer’s requirements therefore the use<br /> of latest technology is a must for them. <br />
SWOT Analysis<br />Introduction:<br />An effective framework for visioning, developing and confirming your goals is through an old SWOT analysis – an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. <br /> It is always said that we need to concentrate on the right priorities to achieve success.<br />SWOT analysis is a flexible concept that can be used in various scenarios from assessing projects or business ventures, making decisions, solving problems, evaluating candidates for a position to marketing strategy formulation.<br />
Strengths Of Shakarganj<br />These are the internal attributes that add value and give SHAKARGANJ a competitive edge over others . So, take an objective look at:• What do SHAKARGANJ do well?• What is SHAKARGANJ USP (unique selling points) ?• What advantages SHAKARGANJ have over others?• What relevant resources SHAKARGANJ have access to?<br />
Strengths Of Shakarganj<br />PR with farmers<br />SHAKARGANJ has been interacting with the farmers for fertilizers and has gained quite a good reputation over the years. It has led to a strong bond and long term relationship with the farmers who are willing to supply milk to the company<br />Positive response from customers<br /> In first year, SFPL crossed 1.4 billion sales figure which shows customers’ satisfaction upon SFPL’s products. Its taste, quality proposition and world-class quality proposition system. <br />
Strengths Of Shakarganj<br />Strong consumer & product research <br />Good Milk’s done a strong consumer & product research before and after launching the product. This has provided them the perfect launching pad to eventually emerge as a global player in the food industry. <br /> Latest Plant<br />SFPL has the Latest UHT milk plant. SFPL plant is the plant in Pakistan that uses Bactofuge technology to virtually eliminate bacteria and ensure premium quality and hygiene. <br />
Strengths Of Shakarganj<br />Parent Support –<br /> SHAKARGANJ India has a strong support from its parent company, which is the world’s largest processed food and beverage company, which is producing sugar for more than a decade.The company has access to the parent’s hugely successful folio of products and brands. <br />Product Innovation <br />The company has been continuously introducing<br /> new products for its customers on a frequent basis<br />. Marketing and sales teams consist of skilled staff <br /> with vast experience in the dairy and FMCG<br /> industries. <br />
Weaknesses Of Shakarganj<br />Low Budget <br /> The weaknesses of Shakarganj Good Milk according to their market plan are:Budget: the one weakness is their low budget then their competitors.<br />Low Quality Milk <br />SFPL is not having its own dairy farms; it largely collects loose milk from farmers & gwalas through its 40 milk collection centers, which sometimes is of low quality and impure because they add vegetable oil to milk to get higher prices.<br />
Weaknesses Of Shakarganj<br />Reputation, Presence And Reach<br />Our company has less market presence or reputation as compare to that of our competitors like nestle<br />Gaps In Capabilities<br />We have a small staff with a shallow skills base in many areas .We are vulnerable to vital staff being sick, leaving, etc. <br />Supply Chain <br />- The company has a complex supply chain management and the main issue for shakarganj is traceability. The food industry requires high standards of hygiene, quality of edible inputs and personnel<br />
Weaknesses Of Shakarganj<br />Packaging<br /> SFPL is dependent upon Tetra Pak for the packaging of its entire dairy products. Tetra Pak is the only option available to Good Milk’s for packaging because it is having monopoly in the packaging sector in Pakistan. Due to this reason, Tetra Pak can charge them higher and it could increase the production costs. <br /> Milk Collection & Distribution Costs<br /> SFPL’s 34 out of 40 milk-collection centers are located in Punjab, whereas its only milk processing facility is situated at Jaranwala, near Faisalabad. It increases the milk collection & distribution costs; and also increases the chances of milk getting spoiled because of increased traveling time. <br />
Opportunities Of Shakarganj<br />Large Potential Market<br /> According to their market research, 80% of the total market is using Gwala Milk which is more beneficial according to them. Shakarganj Good Milk have a large potential market which is the opportunity to grown their business.<br /> Increased funding by Government <br />Government has decided to increase farmers’ funding.<br /> This is an opportunity for SHAKARGANJ foods because <br /> previously due to weather conditions and other reasons <br /> there was lots of wastage of milk but now that can be <br /> reduced as farmers will be better able to store milk for <br /> longer time periods<br />
Opportunities Of Shakarganj<br /><ul><li>Increased consumption of PLM </li></ul>Competition may create opportunities for the company because each competitor in the milk industry wants to increase penetration of processed liquid milk.This will ensure the increase in the consumption of processed milk instead of lose milk and so will in turn lead to increase in sales for the company. <br /><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul>Growing dissatisfaction with loose milk and<br /> increasing awareness about health and <br /> hygiene issues have led to increased<br /> processed milk consumption.<br />
Threats Of Shakarganj<br />Threats are external obstacles in your path that are largely beyond your control. <br />They are characterised by unfavourable trends like:<br /> downsizing, <br />obsolescence, <br />price wars, <br />competitors with superior skills/products,<br /> shifts in consumer tastes <br />changing technology. <br />
Threats Of Shakarganj<br /><ul><li>Competitors</li></ul>Competition may pose a threat because the company will have to maintain its leadership in an expanding market so that it doesn’t lose its market share to its competitors. For Good Milk’s it might be difficult to penetrate in a market where the loyalties exist for such brands as Nestle and Haleeb. These brands have been in the milk industry far too long and have left a mark in the minds of consumers in terms of quality. <br />
Threats Of Shakarganj<br /><ul><li>New Technologies, Services, Ideas</li></ul> The developments in technology change this market beyond the ability to adapt and this will be a biggest threat for this company in this age of competition<br /><ul><li> On-line Services</li></ul> A developing market like Internet should be used by the company to provide more facilities to consumers but the company is currently not making use of on-line facilities<br /><ul><li>Changing Consumer Trends </li></ul> Trend of increased consumer spends on consumer durables resulting in lower spending on FMCG products. In the past 2-3 years, the performance of the FMCG sector has been lackluster, despite the economy growing at a decent pace. Although, off late the situation has been improving, the dependence on monsoon is very high. <br />
Threats Of Shakarganj<br /><ul><li>Organized Gwala companies</li></ul> Organized Gwala companies: there are some organized Gwala Companies which deliver the milk which have low shelf life and people perceive the milk of low shelf life as a fresh product.<br /><ul><li>Perceptions and Price Differentials </li></ul>Consumers’ perceptions and price differentials can cause a threat for the company. It is important that Good Milk’s comes up to the expectations of the customers and fulfills its conformance quality that is the company meets its promised specifications<br />
GAP Analysis<br /> In business and economics, gap analysis is a business resource assessment tool enabling a company to compare its actual performance with its potential performance. At its core are two questions: <br /><ul><li>Where are we?
Where do we want to be?“</li></ul> The goal of gap analysis is to identify the gap between the optimized<br />
Gap Analysis Of Shakarganj<br />Management of Shakarganj Foods product Ltd conducted the GAP Analysis regarding Good Milk (2008) which came up with a very positive result.<br /> According to them their actual performance is better then their expected performance and they got 20% more then their goals.<br />
Marketing Financials<br /> Marketing financials is a very confidential thing which can not be known by the people outside the organizations and it is the responsibility of the employees takes care of this information.We have been given a rough idea about the marketing financials of Shakarganj Good Milk. The marketing financials of Shakarganj Good Milk is about Rs 100 million.<br />
Problem Analysis<br /> The problem analysis according to the Company:The problems that are being face by the company are discussed above in the section of SWOT Analysis (Threats & Weaknesses) <br />The problem analysis according to our Group:<br /><ul><li> Good milk lacks a powerful brand name.</li></ul> Good milk is good as a milk choice but its name is not good. For all stakeholders it’s sure, that good milk will not play in short innings. The brand name endorses the product and boosts its life over a long period. However, good milk came up with a low naming that can not hook customer mind for long<br />
Problem Analysis<br /> Good milk is making big, big, big mistakes in two ways, one is, as you might suspect, Brand Extension and the other is Generic Names (not brand names) Good milk is a weak generic name. Here’re Good milk’s brands, going no where: <br /><ul><li>Cream (generic name)
Oolala (brand name, however, Line Extended)</li></ul> If they had launched these brands with specific brand name, they would have worked out a good strategy. <br />
Problem Analysis<br /><ul><li>Television Advertisement</li></ul> “Roz roz good milk piyakero” the TV ad does not clearly target to drink SHAKARGANJ GOOD MILK. In analyzing the competitive market it’s not worthy to promote an ad with a jingle speaking of good milk only. The ad stresses on taking milk in any form to boost energy. Again the generic name affects the promotion.<br /><ul><li>Societal Responsibility</li></ul> Keeping the view of societal marketing, the<br /> good milk ads do not clarify the benefits of <br /> drinking Shakarganj good milk or making a<br /> habit of drinking milk is good.<br />
Problem Analysis<br /><ul><li>Taste Perception.</li></ul>Another problem faced by good milk is its taste perception. The taste is bit sweater and its quality feels lighter. The after taste of milk is not pleasing. The other brands milk packs have a similar taste. The perception of Shakarganj perceives it sweeter in taste<br />
Rectification:<br /><ul><li>The problems regarding good milk could be rectified if they build a stronger product image.
It should emphasize more on the commercial ads as the advertisement has a direct affect on consumers buying patterns.
This is to be sure that good milk is not playing a short term business; therefore, the management should be well focused in handling the product.
An effective sales distribution analysis should be drawn and prime focus must be the ultimate consumer, so that to proof good milk really GOOD</li></li></ul><li>