Managing your customers through this COVID-19 crisis to maximize their long-term loyalty and profitability includes several steps, such as incorporating your emerging channel strategies, aligning sales compensation with your priorities, developing product substitution groups and preventing over-ordering.
Much is being written about how to manage the supply chain threat of COVID-19. The problem is that virtually all of it focuses on disruption threats to inbound supply chains from suppliers. The equally important, longer-lasting challenge is managing your customers through the crisis period to maximize their long-term loyalty and profitability.
Byrnes: Companies that root their strategy in profit-based segmentation will leapfrog into a leading position.