Master of Business Administration Executive
Faculty / School
Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)
Year of Award
MBA Executive Research Project
The project is aimed at providing the basis for an SME to undertake market development and supply chain extension. Going for extension in business in another part of country in which one has no clout and fears that recoveries would be a hassle is not an easy decision. Thus, only one product of a company i.e. auto AC parts has been the product of focus. To this effect the research was done to assess the possibility of a new market player entering the market. The survey of mechanics, dealers and customer has been carried out to know their choices, habits and influence. Obtaining the input from different stake holder and paved way for fruitful analysis. The identification of a credible partner and gauging a proposal to establish a pull in demand.
The analysis suggests that presently Denso is market leader and seems to be the price taker too. Imported car customers prefer second hand products and Chinese products are least preferred products and mainly customers opt these owing to affordability constraint. It is recommended that extension is undertaken with a suggested minimal inventory that it should provide to a distribution company. The distribution would market the inventory with selected mechanics and once the demand picks up the dealers near by the mechanics would be asked to keep the inventory. Moreover, the company has been recommended to take its business to next level by getting necessary registration and strive in becoming an OEM product for any market new entrant.
Ijaz, U. (2018). Supply chain extension in auto air conditioning industry - Sinofeng Pakistan case (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-emba/58
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