Dr. Kumar was declared as a finalist for this award in recognition of the research study titled, “Marketing-Mix Recommendation to Maximize value Growth at P&G Asia-Pacific” along with his colleagues – Jia Fan, University of Connecticut; Rohit Gulati and P. Venkat, P&G Asia Pacific. This study measured the price and distribution elasticities for all of P&G’s detergent products for a South Asian market by building a random coefficient model with system of equations. A sales volume and value simulator were developed based on the model results. By using this simulator, P&G increased their prices to the optimal price level and reallocated their marketing resources to the SKUs with the highest potential to increase the sales volume. As a result, P&G gained over 39 million dollars in value growth over a one year period due to the implementation of the recommendations from our modeling approach.
Read more about this study here.