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PROJECT REPORT
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MARKET ANALYSIS OF LG CONSUMER DURABLES &
DEALER DEVELOPMENT

For
LG Electronic Pune Limited

Submitted By

Pankaj kumar srivastava

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Acknowledgement

It is indeed of great moment to pleasure to express my senses of per found

gratitude & indebtness to all the people who have been instrumental in making

my tanning a rich experience. I got the opportunity to do a challenging project in

LG ELECTRONIC PUNE (INDIA) The project is the important part of our study

and gives us a real practical exposure to the corporate world and it is almost

impossible to do the same without the guidance of peoples in and around us.

Specifically the summer training of from 2nd of May to 2nd of July that is

generally termed as the partial fulfillment of our pgp program holds extreme

importance for our whole career. Similarly while doing the topic “Market Survey

on LG consumer durables & dealer development as a summer trainee I took

many my projects in help.

It gives me immense pleasure to acknowledge LG

ELECTRONICS INDIA Ltd., which has been nice enough to give me a chance

to do my summer training and providing me wonderful support through out my

training period and afterward.

I am thankful to MR. Sataya mohenty marketing manager Pune for allowing

me to do my research in his office by knowing my interest in doing research on

LG consumer durables and dealer development research.

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I am grateful for his exceptional support for my study throughout these eight
weeks. I have learned the meaning of marketing and professionalism from this
great personality.

I also thank to

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to:

Mr.K.R SINGH (Branch Manager)

Mr.Rohan Laddha (Area sales manager)

Mr.Mandar Damle (Logistic head)

I am also grateful to the Asmita Sawant, RSO, Shop manager, and the
Distributor I worked with. The entire experience has been very encouraging and
will certainly help me stand in good stead throughout my Career in Future.

I also thanks to my project guide Mr. M.K. GANDHI for his guidance during
my project. I also thank to my college director Mr. DIVAKARAN for giving
me chance to get such an experience and giving me chance to get an industrial
experience.

Pankaj kumar srivastava

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DECLARATION

I will take pleasure in declaring that the project work that is undertaken by me is
an original and authentic work done by me. This project is being submitted I
partial fulfillment for award of degree of Post Graduate Diploma in
Management from INDIRA SCHCOOL OF CAREER STUDUES.

The content of this report is based on the information collected by me during my

tenure at LG Electronics Ltd. at PUNE for two months of training from 2nd of

May to 2nd July 2008

Pankaj kumar srivastava

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Executive summary
Indian Consumer durables market used to be dominated by few domestic
players like godrej Voltas allwyn and kalvinater. But post liberalization much
foreign company have entered into Indian market dethroning the Indian player
and dominating Indian market the major categories in the market CTV,
REFRIGRATOR, AIR CONDTIONERS AND WASHING MACHINE

India being the second largest growing economy with huge consumer
class has resulted in consumer durables as the fastest growing industries in India
LG, SAMSUNG the two Korean companies has been maintaining the lead in
the industries with LG being leader in almost all the categories.

The rural market is growing faster than the urban market, although the
penetration level is much lower .The CTV segment is expected to the largest
contributing segment to the overall growth the industry. The rising income
levels double-income families and consumer awareness are the main growth
drivers of the industries.

Consumer durables major LG Electronics India Pvt Ltd (LGEIL) will invest
nearly Rs 500 crore in India this year in research and development, brand-
building and other marketing initiatives.

The company, having a turnover of Rs 9,500 crore and market share of 26 per
cent, is investing Rs 360 crore on brand-building and other marketing initiatives
and around Rs 140 crore on research and development, besides launching new
platforms in information technology and related areas,

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LG’s innovative ‘211 campaign’ to provide quality after-sales service, will also
be expanded from the existing 22 to 40 cities by next month,

The campaign, for which IT infrastructure has been set up, includes the
company’s response to customer complaint within two hours. The fixing time
for complaints varies from one hour to a maximum of 24 hours.

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Scope of project

This project gives me great exposure to the consumer durable market because it
includes product knowledge and the filed job in which I have visited the store
comes under the region of Pune. During this project I also took part in the
exhibition of LG which held for the purpose branding and awareness of LG
product. This project helps me to know the market practically. My job was
during this project to see the market share and also the display share of the LG
product in the store. LG always insist the 50% display share of LG product
because LG believes that “JO DIKHTA HAI WO BIKTA HAI”.

My job include while visiting the shops

1. Calculate the display share of the LG product in every shop which comes
under Pune region.

2. Collect the data of actual monthly sale of the LG product in every shop.

3. Check the availability of LG catalogue and the POPs in the store.

4. Find out the problems that the dealer are facing while sailing the LG
product.

5. Find out the costumer response for the LG product by asking the owner of
the shop.

6. Find out the distributer name from whom they purchasing their product
and also weather they have direct dealership and which brand.

7. Check that demo calls are attended or not

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Key findings:-

1. By calculating the display share we found that in most of store LG has


50% display share almost all categories.

2. By the actual monthly sale of particular store we came to know the


capacity of the store and how much product can they sale.

3. It helps us to know that weather dealer is capable of being a direct dealer


of LG or not and it also helps to find out the new dealer who are capable
of being the dealer of LG.

4. We also came to know while visiting the shops that there was big problem
of after sale service.

5. Many dealers were facing the problem of after sale service because there
is no follow up calls from LG.

6. Demo calls also not done properly.

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INTRODUCTION
Before the liberalization of the Indian economy, only a few companies
like Kelvinator, Godrej, Allwyn, and Voltas were the major players in the
consumer durables market, accounting for no less than 90% of the
market. Then, after the liberalization, foreign players like LG, Sony,
Samsung, Whirlpool, Daewoo, and Aiwa came into the picture. Today,
these players control the major share of the consumer durables market.

Consumer durables market is expected to grow at 10-15% in 2007-


2008. It is growing very fast because of rise in living standards, easy access
to consumer finance, and wide range of choice, as many foreign players are
entering in the market

With the increase in income levels, easy availability of finance, increase in


consumer awareness, and introduction of new models, the demand for
consumer durables has increased significantly. Products like washing
machines, air conditioners, microwave ovens, color televisions (CTVs) are
no longer considered luxury items. However, there are still very few players
in categories like vacuum cleaners, and dishwashers

Consumer durables sector is characterized by the emergence of MNCs,


exchange offers, discounts, and intense competition. The market share of
MNCs in consumer durables sector is 65%. MNC's major target is the
growing middle class of India. MNCs offer superior technology to the

Consumers whereas the Indian companies compete on the basis of firm grasp
of the local market, their well-acknowledged brands, and hold over wide
distribution network. However, the penetration level of the consumer
durables is still low in India.

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Classification of consumer durables sector

1. Consumer electronic include vcd/dvd, home theatre, music player, color


television (CTVs), cameras, camcorders, portable audio, Hi-Fi, etc

2. White goods include dishwashers, air conditioners, heaters, washing


machines, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances, non-kitchen
appliances, microwaves, built-in appliances, Tumble dryer, personal care
product etc.

3. Moulded luggage include plastics

4. Clocks and watches

5. Mobile phones

Scope

1. In term of purchasing power parity (ppp), India is the 4th largest economy
in the world and overtake Japan in the near future become the 3rd largest.
2. Indian consumer durable market is expected to reach $400 billion by on
2010
3. India has the youngest population amongst the major countries. There are
lot of people in the different income categories nearly the two third
population is below the age of 35 and nearly 50% is below 25.
4. There are 56 million people in middle class, who are earning us$4,400-
US$21,800 a year. And there are 6 million rich household in India.

5. The upper-middle and high-income household in urban areas are expected


to grew to 38.2 million in 2007 as against 14.6 million in 2000.

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Opportunity

1. In India the penetration level of white goods is lower as compared to


other developing countries.

2. Unexploited rural market.

3. Rapid urbanization.

4. Increase in income level, i.e.increase in purchasing power of consumers.

5. Easy availability of finance.

Threats

Higher import duties on row materials.


Cheap imports from Singapore, China and from other Asian countries.

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Brands in consumer electronic sector

MNCs NATIONAL REGIONAL


LG )
SAMSUNG ) KOREA ONIDA BUSH
HYUNDAI ) VIDEOCON CROWN
BPL SALORA
TCL ) CHINA GODREJ T-SERIES
HAIER ) VOLTAS WESTON
IFB BELTAK
PHILIPS ) HOLLAND OSKAR

PANASONIC )
SHARP )
HITACHI )
SANSUI ) JAPAN
AKAI )
AIWA

WHIRLPOOL )
ELECTROLUX

TODAY Consumer durables sector is characterized by the emergence of MNCs,

exchange offers, discounts, and intense competition. The market share of MNCs
in consumer durables sector is 65%. MNC's major target is the growing middle
class of India. MNCs offer superior technology to the

LG, SAMSUNG the two Korean companies has been maintaining the
lead in the industries with LG being leader in almost all the categories.

The company, having a turnover of Rs 9,500 crore and market share of 26 per
cent, is investing Rs 360 crore on brand-building and other marketing initiatives
and around Rs 140 crore on research and development, besides launching new
platforms in information technology and related areas,

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LG Electronics is one of the leading companies in the field of
electronics with a global presence in many countries. . Before briefing, I have
divided the introduction part into three main sub parts.

1. LG Global
2. LG India
3. LG Pune

History of company
The company was originally established in 1958 as Gold Star, producing radios,
TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners.

The LG Group was a merger of two Korean companies, Lucky and Gold Star,
from which the abbreviation of LG was derived. The current "Life's good"
slogan is a backronym. Before the corporate Name change to LG, household
products were sold under the Brand name of Lucky, while electronic products
were sold under the brand name of Gold Star. The Gold Star brand is still
perceived as a discount brand.

In 1995, Gold Star was renamed LG Electronics, and acquired Zenith


Electronics of the United States.

Global Operation

LG Electronics is playing an active role in the world market with its assertive
global business policy. As a result, LG Electronics controls 110 local
subsidiaries in the world with around 82,000 executive and employees.

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LG Group
1. LG.Philips LCD
2. LG Chemical
3. LG Telecom
4. LG Powercom
5. LG Twins
6. LG Dacom

Business areas and main products

Mobile communications

(a) CDMA Handsets,


(b) GSM Handsets,
(c) 3G Handsets,
(d) Cellular Phones

Digital appliance

a) Air Conditioners,

b) Refrigerators,

c) Microwave Ovens,

d) Washing Machines,

e) Vacuum Cleaners,

f) Home Net,
g) Compressors for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators

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Digital display

a) Plasma TVs,

b) LCD TVs,

c) Micro Display Panel TVs,


d) Monitors,
e) PDP Modules,
f) OLED Panels,
g) USB Memory,
h) Flat Panel Computer Monitors

Digital media

a) Home Theater Systems,

b) DVD Recorders,

c) Super Multi DVD Rewriters,


d) CD±RW,
e) Notebook PCs,
f) Desktop PCs,
g) PDAs,
h) PDA Phones,
i) MP3 Players,

j) New Karaoke Systems,


k) Car Infotainment

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VISION

Global Top 3 by 2010

Global Top 3 Electronic/Telecommunication company

GROWTH STRATEGY

“Fast innovation, Fast growth”

CORE COMPETENCY

“Product leadership, Market leadership, People leadership”

CORPORATE CULTURE

No excuse, “we” not “I”, Fun workplace

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SLOGAN

"Life's Good" represents LG's determination to provide delightfully


smart products that will make your life good.

The LG Electronics Life's Good signature consists of the LG logo,


seal, and the slogan, "Life's Good" set in Charlotte sans typeface
curved around the LG symbol. The curving of the slogan reinforces
LG's personality and uniqueness. The consistent usage of this signature
clearly establishes the unique identity of the company and unifies every
division and product from LG Electronics across the globe.

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THE SYMBOL

The symbol of LG is the face of future. The letter “L” and “G” in a circle
symbolizes world, future, youth, humanity & technology.LG philosophy is
based on humanity. It also represents LG’s efforts to keep close relationship
with our customers around the world.

The symbol consists of two elements.

1. The logo in LG gray


2. The stylized image of human face in the unique LG red color.

Red color represents our friendliness and gives a strong impression of LG’s
commitment to deliver the best.

The circle symbolizes The Globe. The stylized image of a smiling face in the
symbol conveys “Friendliness and Approachability”. The one eye on the
symbol represents “Goal-oriented, Focused & Confident”.

The slogan of LG is “Life’s Good”. It expresses “Brand’s Value, Promises,


Benefits, Personality.

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THE PARTNERSHIP

LG Electronics chooses to promote harmony and build constructively on a


labor-management relationship rather than an employee-employer relationship.
This illustrates that management and workers are not in a vertical relationship,
but in a horizontal one.

This culture is necessary for LG Electronics as it strives to become one of the


world's top companies. Such a relationship is transformed into a value-creation
relationship whereby both parties endeavor to address mutual problems and
create new values together.

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

LG Electronics is making technical advances and identifying business


opportunities through various associative relationships with some of the
world's leading companies.

LG Electronics is striving to become number one in the world by


mingling in various business and technological fields and making strategic
alliances with world famous companies. "Strategic association between
corporations," in which companies with different infrastructures cooperate in the
fast-developing 21st century business field, is of key significance in terms of
strengthening the existing industry and creating a new one.

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LG Electronics will do its best to create new products and services with an
open mind, while developing new technologies and business fields through
various associations with some of the world's most successful companies.

1. 3M
2. SUN
3. YAHOO
4. PHILLIPS
5. TOYOTA
6. MICROSOFT
7. HP
8. GOOGLE
9. GE
10.INTEL
11.NORTEL
12.HITACHI
13.PRADA
14.RENESAS
15.TOSHIBA
16.BESTBUY

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And the number follows many more…………………………..

In Feb. 2007 LG Electronics and Yahoo formed a strategic alliance. Yahoo


mobile services will be available from LG mobile. This service is targeting 10
million LG mobile phones in over 70 countries.

In Mar. 2007 LG Electronics and Google formed a strategic alliance.

Both companies will work together to release, market, and offer LG mobile
phones with Google services (search engine, map, email, and blogs.)

LG BRAND IDENTITY:-

The brand of LG is delightfully smart. LG strives to enhance the customer’s life


and lifestyle with intelligent features, institutive functionality and exceptional
performance.

The brand platform:-

The LG brand is composed of four basic elements –

1. Value
2. Promise
3. Benefits
4. Personality

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The Brands core Value that never changes.

a. Trust,

b. Innovation,

c. People

d. Passion

The benefits that are consistently delivered to the customer includes

Reliable products

Simple design

Ease of use

Extraordinary Experience

Personality describes the human characteristic that are expressed to the


customer through

Trustworthy, Considerate

Practical, Friendly

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The Internal Culture of LG:

LG practices four cultures

1. Learning Culture
2. Boundary less Environment
3. A Carrier
4. Growth

According to LG, the Learning Culture continuously helps the employee to


learn more and more to develop the habit of continuous learning.

Boundary less Environment means that there is no difference between the


levels of employees. There is transparency between the work and mutual
understanding between all the employees.

A carrier is highly growing in LG and one who is the employee can develop
their carrier largely. A new comer will feel fully comfortable in the company
and for a new comer the company is very helpful in the overall growth of
personality.

Growth in LG is very high for those who are in the company and for those who
want to join in LG. The company is growing with fast innovation and the BLUE
Ocean strategy is one of the examples of growth.

Mission
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The mission of LG is to provide the customers with utmost satisfaction through
leadership.

The fundamental policy of development is to secure product leadership that the

Customers may have the utmost satisfaction.

Product Leadership

We are focusing on six development areas to become the product leader.

1. New Machine
2. Reliability
3. Conventional Installation
4. Environment Friendly Product
5. Low Noise & Vibration
6. Energy Saving

Quality Innovation

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The policy of quality assurance is to provide customers with utmost
satisfaction by supplying zero defects.

LG proceeds in a hierarchal manner. It is named as “LG WAY”.

From top to bottom:

No.1 LG – is the VISION


“Jeong-DO” Management is LG’s unique application to ethics. LG will
succeed through fair management practices and constantly developing our
business skill.

A) Honest with our customer


b) Providing great values to customer through constant innovation & and
development.
c) Equal opportunities
d) Equal Treatment
Management Principle - Creating value for customer

Code of conduct of LG:

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1. Responsibility and obligations to customers :
• Respect for Customers
• Creating Value
• Providing Value

2 Fair competition
• Pursuit of Free Competition
• Compliance with Laws and Regulations

3 Fair Transaction :
• Equal Opportunity
• Fair Transaction Procedure
• Support and Aid for Business Partners

4 Basic Ethics for Employees


• Basic Ethics
• Completion of Duty
• Self Development
• Fairness in Performance
• Avoidance of conflict with company interest

5 Corporate Responsibilities to employees


• Respect for human dignity
• Fair Treatment
• Promoting Creativity

6 Responsibilities to society and country


• Rational Business Development
• Protection of stock holder interest
• Contribution to social development
• Environmental Conservation

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LG INDIA:
LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics,
South Korea was established in January 1997 after clearance from the Foreign
Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). LG set up a state-of-the art manufacturing
facility at Greater Noida, near Delhi, in 1998, with an investment of Rs 500
Crores.

LG corporate office is located at Plot no.51, Udyog Vihar, Kasna Road, Greater
Noida, India.

This facility manufactured Color Televisions, Washing Machines, Air-


Conditioners and Microwave Ovens.

''Company is setting up a chain of exclusive premium showrooms. LG plans to


launch 60 premium Brand Shoppes by the end of the first quarter of this year. At
present, LG has a total of 83 LG stores across the country, of which 45 are
shoppes and 38 are exclusive stores. Brand shoppes will be placed in the
premium segment and the target audience will comprise buyers interested in
premium and high end products.

LG Brand Shoppe goes beyond the concept of a normal exclusive store by


having a more interactive environment and additional lifestyle orientation on
display so that the customer can actually experience the LG products in his or
her own home settings.

LG Electronics India Ltd (LGEIL), consumer durables leader with 27% market
share, is planning a brand new image. To attract inspirational and young
consumers across India, company will roll out a new marketing strategy. The
exercise will cost the company Rs 360 crore.

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LG Electronics India is the fastest growing company in the
consumer electronics, home appliances, and computer peripherals industry
today.

LG Electronics is continually providing, superior technology products & value


for money to more than 50 lakh households in India. LGEIL is celebrating the
11th anniversary this year.

LG Soft India the innovation wing of LG Electronics in Bangalore is LG


Electronics' largest R&D centre outside Korea. We at LGSI focus on niche
technology areas such as mobile application development, digital video
broadcast and biometrics software and support LG Electronics with our
expertise. Motivated by a passion for technology, a strong work culture and
loyalty to the organization, we are determined to see LG become one of the top
three brands globally.

Prominent consumer electronic company, LG Electronics Inc. has said that it


expects the sale of its products in India to up by 15 per cent in 2008. Moon Bum
Shin, managing director of LG Electronics India has said that the company has
earmarked 4.8 billion rupees for investment purpose in India this year. The said
money will be used to market as well as manufacture new products.
LG Electronics, which is originally a South Korean Company with branch in
India, informed that its sales of GSM mobile phones, color televisions, air
conditioners and other household goods in the Indian market was to the tune of
95 billion rupees ($2.4 billion) in 2007. As per Shin's estimate, the sales in 2008
would be around 110 billion rupees.
In order to achieve its target, Shin said LG Electronics will concentrate on
catering to the high-end consumer market which will help boost sales this year.
India churns out six (6) per cent of LG Electronics global revenues of $42
billion. The Indian branch of LG exports to 40 countries.

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India challenges
The challenges faced by LG when entered in Indian market

1. Low brand awareness about LG in India.


2. One of the last MNCs entered in India (Samsung, Panasonic entered in
1995 in India).
3. High import duty
4. Compitition from local market players and other MNCs in consumer
durable segment.
5. Price sensitiveness of the Indian consumer

LGEI over comes these challenges to emerge as


Innovative marketing strategy
1. Launch new technologies in consumer electronic and home appliances.
2. LG was the first brand to enter in cricket in big way a way, by sponsoring
the 1999 world cup followed it up in 2003 as well.
3. LG brought in four captains of the Indian cricket team to endorse its
products. LG invested more then US$ 8 million on advertising and
marketing in this sport.
4. LG has differentiated its product using technology and health benefits.
CTV has “Golden eye technology” Air conditioner has “Health air
system” and microwave ovens have the “Health wave system”.

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Local and efficient manufacturing to reduce the cost
To overcome high import duties LG manufactures TV refrigerator in India at
manufacturing facility at Noida and Pune. LGEI had already commissioned
contract manufacturing at Mohali Kolkata and Bhopal for CTVs. This has
helped LGEI to reduce cost.
LGEI implementing the “Digital manufacturing system” (DMS) as the cost
cutting innovation this system is follow-up to the six sigma exercise LGEI had
initiate earlier.

R&D potential
LG has the research and development facilities in Bangalore and Pune. Both the
unit carry out R&D department for the domestic as well as the parent company
it also dose customize R&D for the specific countries to which it export product.

Regional channel and wide distribution network


1. LG has adopted the regional distribution channel in India. All the
distributers work directly with the company. This has resulted in quicker
rotation of the stock and better penetration into B, C, D, class market.
2. LG also follows the stock rotation policy rather then dumping stock on
channel partners.

Product localization:-

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1. Product localization is the key strategy used by the LG
2. LG came out with Hindi and regional language menus on its TVs.
3. Introduced the low-priced “Cineplus” and “sampooma” for the rural
market.
4. LG was the first brand to introduce gaming in TVs in continuations of its
association with cricket LG introduce cricket game in CTVs

MAJOR KEY SUCCESS FACTORS


1. Innovative marketing - LG was the first brand to enter cricket in a big
way, by sponsoring the 1999 World Cup and followed it up in 2003 as
well.

2. Local and efficient manufacturing to reduce cost - To overcome high


import duties, LG manufactures PC monitors and refrigerators in India at
its manufacturing facility at Noida, Delhi.

3. Commissioned contract manufacturing at Mohali, Kolkata and Bhopal for


CTVs.

4. Product localization - Product localization is a key strategy used by LG. It


came out with Hindi and regional language menus on its TV.

5. Regional distribution model - This has resulted in quicker rotation of


stocks and better penetration into the B, C and D class markets.

6. Leveraging India’s IT advantage - LG Electronics has awarded a contract


to develop IT solutions to LG Soft India (LGSI). The project involves
development and support for ERP, SCM, CRM and IT-enabled services
for LG.

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Strategies adopted by the organization

LG follows 10 commandments which are as follows.

1. Foster working environment-5S Environment

2. Fast execution is key to success

3. Transparent and fast communication-open communication

4. Update market -knowledge –Demographics

5. Win –Win relationship with the trade partners

6. Customer is the king

7. Even Billing –Road to ach supplier A

8. Be in touch with the market (70% Market, 30% Office).

9. Plan and Execute annual marketing Calendar-Time to market

10.Display share of 50% -to get 50% consumer share.

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LG market share of consumer appliances and consumer electronic:-

LG position of CTV in various states in India

LG position of REF in various states in India

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LG position of WM in various states in India

LG position of AC in various States in India

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LG position of Audio & Home Theater in various in India

LG position of DVD in various in India

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LG position of MWO in various states in India

This analysis is based on the ORG survey conducted by LG which represent


the LG position of different consumer durables in various states in India. I select
different brand in different category as per the market share and the demand of
product in market. This analysis represents the LG market position during the
period of March 2008. It shows that LG has captured maximum market share
almost in every category. LG and Samsung have the maximum market in
consumer durable market but LG dominate the almost all the category in
consumer durable.

Prominent consumer electronic company, LG Electronics Inc. has said that it


expects the sale of its products in India to up by 15 per cent in 2008. Moon Bum
Shin, managing director of LG Electronics India has said that the company has
earmarked 4.8 billion rupees for investment purpose in India this year. The said
money will be used to market as well as manufacture new products.

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LG Electronics, informed that its sales of GSM mobile phones, color
televisions, air conditioners and other household goods in the Indian market was
to the tune of 95 billion rupees ($2.4 billion) in 2007. As per Shin's estimate, the
sales in 2008 would be around 110 billion rupees.
In order to achieve its target, Shin said LG Electronics will concentrate on
catering to the high-end consumer market which will help boost sales this year.
India churns out six (6) per cent of LG Electronics global revenues of $42
billion. The Indian branch of LG exports to 40 countries. Shin remarked that the
company was targeting an increase of exports to $300 million in 2008 from
$230 million in 2007.

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LG PUNE

LG Pune is the branch office of LGEIL. It is located in J.M Road.

In 2004 LGEIL opened second factory which is located in Ranjangaon. This


plant manufactures all product including DVD writers and GSM mobiles. Thus
it became first company to manufacture DVD writer in India. The ODP plant
aims to reach a manpower base of 1500 people and an investment of Rs 300
crore till 2010.

LG India will become the export hub for LG Worldwide, catering to the Middle
East and African markets. The company aims to touch an export turnover of $3
billion by 2010 from India, which will contribute to 30 per cent of the Indian
arm's turnover.

Pune, India, October 6, 2004 -- LGE announced 3 growth strategies aimed at the
1.1 billion people of India making the Indian market the second largest global
production base following China. Under this strategy LGE has projected 2007
revenues in India will exceed US$10 billion, 10 times that of 2004.

The three strategies for the Indian market that the global electronics giant
disclosed. included: penetrates the south-western market of India through the
new Pune plant near Mumbai, the second largest city in India, in addition to the
existing northern plant; installs a new GSM handset production line in the new
Pune plant and uses it as its second-largest global GSM handset production line
after the Qingdao plant in China; and expands the current 750 R&D staff in
India to 1,500 by 2007, striving to develop premium products and export 30%
of India-manufactured products to Asia, Middle East and Africa markets by
2007.

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LG Electronics’ second new plant in Pune, India covers a total area
of 211,200 square meters and is currently equipped with a production line to
manufacture 600,000 TVs and one million refrigerators a year. The company is
set to add production lines of air conditioners, washing machines, monitors, and
electronic ovens, by 2005.

Also, LG Electronics is poised to install a GSM handset production line in the


new Pune plant by early next year. The Pune GSM handset line envisages a
capacity of manufacturing 2 million handsets annually, and the company
expands it to become a global GSM handset production base with a capacity of
an annual 10 million units by 2010.

In connection with its three growth strategies for the Indian market, LG
Electronics will invest a total of US$150 million in establishing facilities and
boosting R&D efforts in India by 2007. Specifically, it will invest US$53
million in the Pune second plant, another US$43 million in establishing the
GSM line, and US$54 million in securing R&D manpower and boosting other
efforts. Through these strategies, LG Electronics aims to penetrate the global
market by using China and India as its core production bases, while operating its
plants in Changwon and Gumi, Korea, as its main production bases. This way,
the company is pushing to penetrate the global home appliance market.

The present capacity of the facility is of 1 lakh unit per year and it shall cater to
the need of the domestic markets. LG plans to upscale its operations to a figure
of 2.5 lakh units a year in the near future. The Pune plant in addition to its
current manufacturing facility at Greater Noida will enable the company to
enhance its consumer reach and reiterate it’s commitment towards providing
superior technology products to the India consumer.

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The key strategies being implemented include increasing the
number of its regional offices from six to eight. LG has split its southern
regional office into two, one comprising the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
and the other consisting of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In addition, it has
split one of its northern regional offices by making Uttar Pradesh a separate
region after spinning it out from Delhi NCR. The other four regional offices take
care of East, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa and Punjab,
Haryana & Rajasthan respectively.

In the coming year, LG is also repositioning its marketing spends, resulting in a


significant increase in its mass media expenditure for better brand visibility. LG
had a marketing budget of Rs 320 crore in 2007 with a 60:40 split in favor of
below-the-line activities. Next year, the company plans to increase the share of
mass media even as overall marketing spends would be raised by just about 10-
15%.

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LG Pune is the branch office of LGEIL.It is located in J.M Road.

The organization structure is –one branch manager, one chief accountant, and
area sales manager of CE, HA separate for GSM, Marketing manager for CE,
HA and separate for GSM.The Pune branch has warehouse at wagoli.

B.M

Account SR.BSI

ASI

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Distribution and Marketing

The company has number of dealers and warehouses. They have LG exclusive
shopee. For the marketing of the products a number of activities are followed

1. Exhibitions are conducted from time to time.


2. Society and college activities are conducted.
3. Hoarding, Posters, banners are used so as to grab the attention of the
costumers.
4. Day to day advertisement in leading newspaper.
5. Discount at festival time.
6. For dealer relationship they arrange dealer meting at several time in the
year
7. LG divide dealer in gold silver etc. category to know the performance of
the dealers.
8. They have their sales persons at various sub dealer store and at mordent
trade store for particularly for the promotion of the LG product.
9. LG also uses the radio FM for the promotion activities.
10.Also provide capon and scratch card for festive season.

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The logistics (Supply Chain Management)

Visit to warehouse of LG Pune at Wagoli

Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods,
energy, information, and other resources like products, services, and people,
from the source of production to the marketplace. It is difficult to accomplish
any marketing or manufacturing without logistical support. It involves the
integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material
handling, and packaging. The operating responsibility of logistics is the
geographical repositioning of raw materials, work in process, and finished
inventories where required at the lowest cost possible.

Logistics Management is that part of the supply chain, which plans,


implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and
storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin
and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements.

5R’s of Logistic followed by LG:

1. Right Time
2. Right Place
3. Right Condition
4. Right Cost
5. Right Handling

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LG Pune Distribution

LG Pune comes under the western Distribution Region. This region has
following

1. Pune
2. Kolapur
3. Sholapur
4 Satara

5 Sangli

The LG Factory is located at NOIDA & PUNE. There are three types of
Warehouse-

1. Mother Warehouse

2. Branch Warehouse

3. Spare part warehouse

The mother warehouse is that where the products from the factory are kept and
from that warehouse, the products are sent to the branch warehouse.

A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are


used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses,
customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities
and towns. They come equipped with loading docks to load and unload trucks;
or sometimes are loaded directly from railways, airports, or seaports. They also
often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on
ISO standard pallets loaded into pallet racks.

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The Pune warehouse is located near Wagoli. It is 13670 sq. feet
in area.

In warehouse 7 locations is set up for the products.

Loc 1, Loc 2, Loc 3, Loc 4 , Loc 5 ,Loc6, Loc 7

Loc 1 – selling

Loc 2 - second sale

Loc 3 - insurance claim

Loc 4 - write off material

Loc 5 – destroy the item

Loc 6 - court case material

Loc 7 - for repair

5’s of warehouse, which the LG strictly follow.

1. Sweeping

2. Sorting

3. Systematic Arrangement

4. Simplification

5. Self- discipline

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In warehouse, the products are pinup with 3-color paper to get the
knowledge about the delivery.

1. Red Card – To stop the product going into market,

2. Green card – To allow the product for delivery in market,


3. Yellow Card – After the product labeled with green, allow this to move in
market
Distribution Time:-

• Local delivery – 4 hrs.


• Upcountry delivery - 12 hrs.
• Within 200 km. – 24 hrs.
• Beyond 200 km. – 48 hrs.
The above distribution time is the time of delivery of products from warehouse
to the market place, which the logistic department follows to fulfill the demand
in the market at right time. In LG, we have the following process, which is
followed in logistic through ERP.

• Order Processing
• Invoicing
• Indenting
• Report
Order Processing booking for dealers /distributors

Invoicing after billing process/bill generation

Indenting requirement (Pdt Unit to branch unit)

Report distributed to all

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In warehouse, there are two mode of dispersion of product from one place to
another within. a) Hydraulic b) Manual

In addition, there are 35 fire extinguishers to prevent the accidental hazard


within the warehouse due to fire. These fire extinguishers are valid up to year
2011. One has to follow the rule of “NO Smoking” within the warehouse

Logistics Ten Commandments – Golden Rules

1 - Warehouse 5S – to be strictly followed – FG – 2, 5 & 7 to be properly


maintained.

2 - 100% Bar-coding for all inward & outward transaction.

3 - Follow standard pick – ship process religiously.

4 – No inventory mismatch, shortage or excess – monthly 100% physical


stocktaking.

5 – Nil 30+ for FG – 2, 3 & 5.

6 – Nil transit damage.

7 – File insurance claim within 2 days. Settle all claim all within 30 days.

8 – No inter – branch transfer without HO clearance.

9 – PSI feeding into system by 25th of every month. Ensure 90% accuracy.

10 – Apply physical FMFO.

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Problem
1- In transit material damage checking.
2- Cost target achievement.
3- Natural events tracking.
4- Fluctuation in demand-supply

Equipments

1- 100% Bar code scanner.


2- ERP – Invoice Generation Process.
3- Hydraulic Trolleys for material movement.
4- Pallets for safety of material.

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WAREHOUSE WITH THE EQUIPMENT.

WAREHOUSE: REFRIGERATOR AND CTV SECTION

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CUSTOMER SERVICE
The best and the biggest international brands are here in India –but the irony if it
all: where is the after-sales-service? So integral to a brand, so critical for its
success and so taken for granted in developed markets! In India, after sales
service is, for want of a better description, the pits. So what’s stopping the best
companies from pulling out all the stops when it comes to providing the best
service? Do customers expect for too much? Or is it that in India they don’t
really care. Brand Equity fanned out to MNC as well as Indian consumer
durable companies, stockiest and dealers, analysts and market researchers to get
a feel of what’s really keeping after sales from being used as a cutting edge
marketing tool in pushing products across categories.

Customers support following the purchase of a product or service. In some


cases, after-sales service can be almost as important as the initial purchase. The
manufacturer, retailer, or service provider determines what is included in any
warranty (or guarantee) package. This will include the duration of the warranty
traditionally one year from the date of purchase, but increasingly two or more
year’s maintenance and/or replacement policy, items included/excluded, labor
costs, and speed of response. In the case of a service provider, after-sales service
might include additional training or helpdesk availability. Of equal importance
is the customer's perception of the degree of willingness with which a supplier
deals with a question or complaint, speed of response, and action taken.

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LG also had a big problem of after sale service in India. During my project I
also came to know that after sale service becomes the big issue in Pune region.
Customers as well as dealer were facing the problem of after sale service.
Because of this problem many dealer in Pune region were not ready to sale LG
product. So it becomes the big issue.

But LG has taken some solid steps towards improving customer’s perception
and experience of after sales service. Because it very important in competitive
market to provide the best service.

L G Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with 23 Industrial


Training Institutes to strengthen its after sales service in India.

The company aims to recruit 10,000 people by the end of this year as a part of
its branding strategy to focus on service and move away from discounting.

L G Electronics has identified eight states with high after sales service call rates
to ink the deals with the ITI. Y V Verma, director HR and management system,
LG Electronics said, "The Company was trying to find a solution for effective
after sales service since last two years. There is a huge need of trained
manpower for the after sales service to align with the company's expansion and
focus on the GSM mobiles and the personal computer segments."

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1. In the initial phase the company has entered into agreements with ITIs in
the states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Punjab, Assam, and
Karnataka and is in the last leg of signing with Uttar Pradesh.

2. L G Electronics, with 1200 service centers, has already recruited 300


students and plans to beef up the number to 10,000 by the year-end.

3. "The company has offered a scholarship to the selected students for the
last six months of their training programme,"

4. The company will invest Rs 8 crore (Rs 80 million) in employee


development programme this year with an aim to attain a 8 per cent
attrition rate.

5. The company moved away from the discounting strategy since last year
and is putting thrust on the quality and service in its brand communication
to position LG as a premium consumer electronics brand.

6. At the top, the Service Division in Korea reports to the Global CMO. (as
mentioned in Dermot’s public interview in ET on Wednesday). This
shows commitment that Service must be made into a marketing
differentiator, and leveraged thus.

7. LG has the widest service network across the country; some estimates put
it at a significant multiple of service-infrastructure from our nearest
competitor. While the sale size may also be a nice multiple from nearest,
it shows the company is ready to put our money where our mouth is.

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8. The company has introduced a 211 service - once you register your
complaint, we will call you back in 2 hours (hence 2), set up an
appointment for the next convenient day for you (hence the first 1), and
show up in the promised 1-hour slot (hence the second 1). If the next
convenient day for you is the next day, that’s great too. It’s a disruptive
action in an industry (including LG) having traditionally shied away from
its service responsibilities, and thus not leveraging any mileage from it.

9. The company is promoting 211 through ATL, probably the first time after-
sales service is being communicated in this fashion by any product
company. You may have seen the TV commercial or heard the radio
advert or seen the newspaper ad or in-shop posters, both of which revolve
around prompt response.

10. The first LG-owned service centre opened in Gurgaon. (Service in India
generally works through authorized service centers, in LG’s case they
work exclusively for LG.) A company-owned service centre tries that
much harder, knows things better, and can even contribute as a revenue
center.

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CONSUMER SURVEY DURING EXHIBITION

From 16th to 25th May a consumer exhibition was organized at the college of
Engineering ground. The exhibition was sponsored by Sakal group in which
number of companies participated.

EXHIBITIONS PICTURES SHOWING THE PRODUCTS

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Objective of the project

Primary objective

 The main objective of filed survey during the project was to find out the
market share of the LG and also calculate the display share.

 Find out the positional dealer who can sale the LG product in large
volume.

 The main objective of research was to identify potential dealer and


development these dealer. So LG can make them their direct dealer.

 This will ease the dependence on the some big dealer like Maharashtra
and Mahaveer electronics.

 Find out the problem faced by the dealer in sales and the distribution.

Secondary objective

 The Objective was to find out that how far the exhibitions are helpful in
branding,

 While purchasing the consumer durables which parameter is most


important for the consumer?

 Do the consumers prefer the financial facility for buying consumer


durable?

 How frequently consumers change the consumer durable?

 To enhances the knowledge of consumer durable market.

 To increases the knowledge consumer durable product of LG.

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 To enhances the knowledge about the marketing and branding
activity.

Research Methodology:
Research methodology is considered as the nerve of the project. Without a
proper well-organized research plan, it is impossible to complete the
project and reach to any conclusion. The project was based on the survey
plan. The main objective of survey was to collect appropriate data, which
work as a base for drawing conclusion and getting result.

Therefore, research methodology is the way to systematically solve the


research problem. Research methodology not only talks of the methods but also
logic behind the methods used in the context of a research study and it explains
why a particular method has been used in the preference of the other methods

Research design:

Research design is important primarily because of the increased complexity in


the market as well as marketing approaches available to the researchers. In fact,
it is the key to the evolution of successful marketing strategies and
programmers. It is an important tool to study buyer’s behavior, consumption
pattern, brand loyalty, and focus market changes. A research design specifies the
methods and procedures for conducting a particular study. According to
Kerlinger, “Research Design is a plan, conceptual structure, and strategy of
investigation conceived as to obtain answers to research questions and to control
variance.

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Types of research is:

• Descriptive Research

The type of research adopted for study is descriptive. Descriptive studies are
undertaken in many circumstances when the researches is interested to know the
characteristic of certain group such as age, sex, education level, occupation or
income. A descriptive study may be necessary in cases when a researcher is
interested in knowing the proportion of people in a given population who have
in particular manner, making projections of a certain thing, or determining the
relationship between two or more variables. The objective of such study is to
answer the “who, what, when, where and how” of the subject under
investigation. There is a general feeling that descriptive studies are factual and
very simple. This is not necessarily true. Descriptive study can be complex,
demanding a high degree of scientific skill on part of the researcher.

Descriptive studies are well structured. An exploratory study needs to be


flexible in its approach, but a descriptive study in contrast tends to be rigid and
its approach cannot be changed every now and then. It is therefore necessary,
the researcher give sufficient thought to framing research.

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Questions and deciding the types of data to be collected and the procedure to
be used in this purpose. Descriptive studies can be divided into two broad
categories: Cross Sectional and Longitudinal Sectional. A cross sectional study
is concerned with a sample of elements from a given population. Thus, it may
deal with household, dealers, retail stores, or other entities. Data on a number of
characteristics from sample elements are collected and analyzed. Cross sectional
studies are of two types: Field study and Survey. Although the distinction
between them is not clear- cut , there are some practical differences, which need
different techniques and skills. Field studies are ex-post-factor scientific
inquiries that aim at finding the relations and interrelations among variables in a
real setting. Such studies are done in live situations like communities, schools,
factories, and organizations.

Another type of cross sectional study is survey result, which has been taken by
me. A major strength of survey research is its wide scope. Detail information
can be obtained from a sample of large population .Besides; it is economical as
more information can be collected per unit of cost. In addition, it is obvious that
a sample survey needs less time than a census inquiry. Descriptive research
includes survey and fact finding enquiries of different kinds of the major
purpose. Descriptive research is description of the state of affairs, as it exists at
present. The main characteristic of this method is that the researcher has no
control over the variables; he can only report what has happened or what is
happening. The methods of research utilized in descriptive research are survey
methods of all kinds including comparative and co relational methods. The
reason for using such needs to be flexile in its approach, but a descriptive study

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in contrast tends to be rigid and its approach cannot be changed ever
now and then.

DEALER MANAGEMENT

Mapping of Pune region dealers.

In Pune region there were total 180 dealers including the up country side They
have been divided into three categories on the basis of their turnover and the
selling capacity.

 PUNE -1
 PUNE-2
 PUNE-3

PUNE

BRANCH

PUNE 1 PUNE 2 PUNE 3

PUNE-1 Includes the modern trade and they have direct billing from the branch
office. They have high turnover and the company depends heavily on them

PUNE-2 includes the distributors. They have direct billing from the branch
office.Their turnover is also high.

PUNE-3 Includes the sub dealers .They have direct billing from distributors or
from the branch office. Their turnover is not so high, but there are few sub

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dealers whose potential is quite high. According to sales the branch
has designated as gold and silver sub dealers.

OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

The objective was to find out the market share of LG products, advantages,
and disadvantages of LG products from dealers and to find out what
problems they are facing with the LG products so that problems can be
resolved to increase the sale.

PICTURE SHOWING THE PRODUCT OF LG IN ONE OF THE SHOP

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Data collection methods:

After the research problem, we have to identify and select which type of data is
to research. At this stage; we have to organize a field survey to collect the data.
One of the important tools for conducting market research is the availability of
necessary and useful data.

Primary data: For primary data collection, we have to plan the following four
important aspects.

 Sampling
 Research Instrument
 Secondary Data - The Company’s profile, journals and various literature
studies are important sources of secondary data.
 Data analysis and interpretation
1. Questionnaires
2. Pie chart and Bar chart

Questionnaires:

This is the most popular tool for the data collection. A questionnaire contains
question that the researcher wishes to ask his respondents which is always
guided by the objective of the survey.

Pie chart:

This is very useful diagram to represent data , which are divided into a number
of categories. This diagram consists of a circle of divided into a number of
sectors, which are proportional to the values they represent. The total value is
represented by the full create. The diagram bar chart can make comparison
among the various components or between a part and a whole of data.

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Bar chart:

This is another way of representing data graphically. As the name implies, it


consist of a number of whispered bar, which originate from a common base line
and are equal widths. The lengths of the bards are proportional to the value they
represent.

Preparation of report:

The report was based on the analysis and presented with the findings and
suggestions. The sample of the questionnaires is attached with the report itself.

Sampling Methodology:

Details of the sampling methodology, I have made questionnaire. The one is


made for the Customer.

No. of questions in questionnaires for customer: 07

No. of question related to LG product: 03

No. of people met during the research: 200

No. of respondents during the research: 50

Sample unit

Professionals, Business man,

Employees, House wife,

Working women, Students

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Analysis:

Q1. Have you purchased any consumer durable during Exhibitions?

 Yes
 No

Inferences

1. 65 % of Customer have not purchased any consumer durable from


exhibitions.

2. Only 35 % people have purchased.

3. It shows that consumers are coming in the exhibition for knowledge of


product and also they want to know that weather there is actual price
difference in exhibition and shop or not.

4. Consumer also want to compare to the different brand which are available
in the exhibition.

5. So exhibitions are more useful to increases brand awareness.

6. People are less interested to purchase product from the exhibition.

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Q.2While purchasing consumer durable which parameter influences you?

 Price
 Product feature
 Brand
 Service
 Durability

Inference

1. 30% of customer gives importance to price. So it shows that Indian


consumers are very price sensitive. They give more importance to price
over the brand.

2. 26% give importance to brand. So price and Brand matter a lots for the
costumers. And they are also want best brand in best price.

3. 19% to product feature Service 16% and durability 9% Service is also a


big factor for the customer they are less interested in the durability.

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Q3. From where you prefer buying consumer durables

 Exhibitions
 Co.shoppee
 Showroom

Inference:

1. A majority of customers prefer to buy from showrooms. Very less


proposition of customers buys from Exhibitions.

2. 47% customers are prefer to by from the showrooms because the


showrooms are more convenient to customers they also think that these
shops give more discounts.

3. People are less interested to buy from the exhibition they only visit the
exhibition for price quotation of the product and the comparison of the
product.

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Q.4.You prefer to buy from the same as you have mentioned in Q.3 because of
following reasons

 Attractive Price
 Service
 Demonstrations
 Offers

Inference

1. Customers buy from showrooms because of the service and convenience.


These are two main factors.

2. Customers are preferred to buy from the showroom because of they think
that these convenient store may provide good after sell service.

3. Customer also thinks that there is more chance to bargain and they can
get more discounts in these showrooms.

4. Price also a factor that attract the customer in these showrooms.

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Q.5.Which consumer durable you have and of which brand?

 CTV

 LCD

 PLASMA

 REF

 WM

 MW

 AC

Inference

In CTV section maximum customers have Onida, in LCD Sony is the leader, In
plasma BPL is the leader, In Ref LG is the leader, MW LG is the leader. In WM
there are companies and in AC also.

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Q.6. How frequently you change your consumer durables?

 1-3 years

 3-5 years

 5-10 years

 More than 10 years

INFERENCE

1. Customers prefer to change consumer durables within 5-10 years. In India


people do not change consumer durable frequently.

2. 23% customers do not change their consumer durable within 10 year.

3. It represent that Indian consumer do not prefer to change their consumer


durable frequently.

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Q.7.Do you prefer any financing scheme to purchase consumer durables?

 Yes

 No

INFERENCE

Majority of customers do not prefer any financial scheme.

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Dealer survey Findings

1. By calculating the display share we found that in most of store LG has


50% display share almost all categories.

2. By the actual monthly sale of particular store we came to know the


capacity of the store and how much product can they sale.

3. It helps us to know that weather dealer is capable of being a direct dealer


of LG or not and it also helps to find out the new dealer who are capable
of being the dealer of LG.

4. We also came to know while visiting the shops that there was big problem
of after sale service.

5. Many dealers were facing the problem of after sale service because there
is no follow up calls from LG.

6. Demo calls also not done properly.

7. The top competitor of LG product in Pune is SAMSUNG.


8. In Pune area the performance of LG is in better position but the
competitor also hold closer margin.

9. There is high growth of sale in market due to booming in new technology


and better service.

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10.Word of mouth plays a vital role in awareness among
customer. This is one factor, which can play a good role in promotion of
products as well as demonstration given by the shopkeeper also plays a
vital role for customer.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

1. LG should improve it’s after sale service because its hits badly LGs
market share in Pune region.

2. More detailed customaries service is to be provided.


3. The training to in shop demonstration should be given at frequent time
interval and feed back should be considered positively.
4. The company should look into the matter of person hiring for in shop
demonstration. A big LG showroom should have at least 2 such kind of
person.
5. LG should try new dealer who have the potential. So they can target more
market.
6. As there is a bottle neck competition between Samsung and LG, it is
necessary to take measure steps to overcome the area of downfall in LG
with respect to Samsung.
7. The marketing managers should make better relations with dealers and
reputation of the company.
8. Customer considers quality as their first preference, so the company
should give more stress on this.
9. The switching of customer from LG product to other brand is due to the
bed after sell service in shop.
10.The product is well aware and it is on top of mind of customer. So
company should always improve services and update their technology.

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CUSTOMER SURVEY FINDINGS

1. Secondary supports play an important role in the customers mind and


create awareness among the customers. The secondary support includes
Demonstration, Exhibition & Even Sponsors.

2. From the survey it was found out that the majority of customers don’t buy
consumer durables from exhibitions. They just visit the exhibitions to see
the co. latest model.

3. They want to buy from the showrooms or from co. showrooms. For them
service is important .Beside convenience and other factors service is key
factor.

4. Also majority of customers do not want any financing scheme for


purchasing the durables.

5. There was heavy rush on weekends so large numbers of ISD’s were


appointed that day. Also the live demo calls helps in selling. Exchange
offers also generate sale.

6. Customers are also now very choosy in buying the product and it is
important for the company to make loyal customer of their brand.

7. In survey we found that LG has captured maximum market share in every


category. LG dominates CTV, LCD, and Refrigerator, and Washing
machine, category.

8. LG and Samsung have bottle neck competition in TV and REF. category.

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9. The product is well aware and it is on top of mind of
customer.
10.Customers are also now very choosy in buying the product and it is
important for the company to make loyal customer of their brand.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS

1. Exhibitions do not help to generate so much sells but they should be


conducted regularly. This helps in generating awareness regarding the
product in customers which ultimately helps in sales.

2. Also it is helps in advertising for the new products. Like in this exhibition
new LCD SCARLET was advertised. Company should always focus on
service.

3. Display share should be increased where there is less than 50% as LG


also believes that “JO DIKHTA HAI WO BIKTA HAI”.

4. Company should try to improve service. No doubt the company products


have technically edge over competitors but in long run it may hamper the
company’s profit.

5. Company should concentrate more on its major drivers LCD, IT, and
GSM. Branding and promotions should be done effectively as it creates a
long lasting image in the mind of customers.

6. Company should also cater to the needs of sub dealers as some of the sub
dealers have potential of high sales.

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LIMITATIONS

Every study has certain limitations. In my study, also there were certain
limitations, which I could not able to solve.

1. The research was conducted in a very small area.


2. My research work period witness the biggest ups and downs in product
sale of different brands, which affected the perception of the customer.
This was biggest drawback of my study.
3. Time factor was also important for me. I had only 60 days to complete my
research, for which a full-fledged report was insufficient for me.
4. The customer filled the questionnaire mostly in careless manner, so it was
difficult to make them hold for time.
5. I had only found the upper-middle class family to fill up the
questionnaire, but generally, an average middle class family was required
for the study.
6. The sample size is also very small which represent my research on
consumer behavior

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My study is not recognizable in whole INDIA as well as outside
Ranchi due to the above limitations and less area coverage.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 www.lgindia.com
 www.google.com
 www.wikipedia.com
 Business world
 Business today
 LG magazine
 Economics times News paper
 Times of India

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Consumer survey Questionnaire
Q1. Have you purchased any consumer durable during Exhibitions?

a) Yes
b) No

Q.2While purchasing consumer durable which parameter influences you?

a) Price
b) Product feature
c) Brand
d) Service
e) Durability

Q3. From where you prefer buying consumer durables

a) Exhibitions
b) Co.shoppee
c) Showroom

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Q.4.You prefer to buy from the same as you have mentioned in Q.3
because of following reasons

a) Attractive Price
b) Service
c) Demonstrations
d) Offers
e) Convenience

Q.5.Which consumer durable you have and of which brand?

a) CTV -------------------

b) LCD -------------------

c) PLASMA -------------------

D) REF -------------------

E) WM -------------------

F) MW -------------------

G) AC -------------------

Q.6. How frequently you change your consumer durables?

a) 1-3 years

b) 3-5 years

c) 5-10 years

d) More than 10 years

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Q.7.Do you prefer any financing scheme to purchase consumer durables?

a) Yes

b) No

APPENDIX
A.S.I Area Service In charge

A.S.M Area sales manager

B.S.I Branch Service In charge

CAC Commercial Air Conditioning System

C.S NET Customer Service Net

D.S.C. Direct service centre.

L.H.D Logistics Head of department

R.E.F Refrigerator

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