Title

A Generic Framework for Analysing Product Cannibalisation

Abstract

This paper contributes a generic framework for analysing product cannibalisation. Although the factors affecting product cannibalisation in mature product portfolios have been well studied, issues regarding the performance of a new product and its impact on an existing product portfolio have not been addressed in the context of cannibalisation. Since it is critical to be able to estimate the impact of a new product on other products in the product portfolio, this paper presents a descriptive model to discuss the issues associated with product cannibalisation, specifically the impact of new product introduction on an existing product portfolio. The product portfolio model and different quantitative measures that can be used to understand the impact of new product introduction are discussed, along with a case study to illustrate the cannibalisation indicators developed in this research. This model can then be used along with quantitative methods in strategic decision-making regarding the introduction of new product/product families.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Brand Management; New Production Forecasting; Product Cannibalization

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Inderscience, All rights reserved.


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