Customer satisfaction rate at
percent in 2019 and 2020
Research and development at least
products with customers in 2020
Challenges and Opportunities:
Creating customer satisfaction in GC's products and services is a key factor for GC's business profits, especially in the period of market fluctuations where there are imbalances of demand and supply of certain products. Simultaneously, changes in customer behavior and preferences towards sustainability may increase the market competition which could therefore result in loss of company's ability to retain its key customers.
Therefore, GC focuses on building customer satisfaction in products and services, and also cooperate with customers in developing products the meets the customers' needs and to the principles of circular economy. To develop the marketing strategy, GC aims to expand its products to downstream business, and focuses on growing with the strategic partners in order to being recognized as "Chemical for Better Living" nationally and internationally.
Customer Relationship Management
To create trust and deliver customer satisfaction, GC has developed a proactive marketing strategy in order to retain our relationship with existing customers while expanding our customer base. As such GC has multiple approaches to customer relationship management, including continuous customer engagement activities, a "voice of the customer" (VoC) program that records customer complaints and suggestions through various channels including the Company's website, annual customer satisfaction surveys, and feedback from the GC's representatives. GC has channels and processes to respond to customers' feedbacks in a timely manner. This enable the Company to investigate and analyze the causes of the problem, and subsequently form solutions, and propose it to the customers to resolve the issues. Moreover, GC will monitor the Company customer relationship services in order to prevent recurrence of similar problems in the future.
Responding to Customer Feedback
Furthermore, GC uses the data from the customer feedbacks and the Marketing Excellence Framework (ie. Customer Value/Portfolio Management, Product Development, Pricing Excellence, Building Global Reach, and Sales Force Effectiveness) to develop the Company's annual marketing strategy.
Customer Relationship Management Framework
Using market and Customer demand in products and services, result of customer survey, and Voice of Customer (VoC) for data analysis. The analysis results have been used to improve, develop, and determine a customer relationship management plan.
Determine a strategic plan, as well as a marketing and customer relationship management plan to maintain relationship with existing customers, and create a new customer base. Additionally, establish PTT Global Chemical brand to gain customer's trust in excellent quality and services.
Promote customer engagement by organizing customer conference to receive customer's requirement, and share product information. PTTGC has provided channels for customer to send feedback and complaints, which has been used to improve operational efficiency, continuously.
Digital Technologies to Support Customer Relationship Management
In response to the current digital society, GC has applied digital technologies in its marketing and customer relationship management, weekly situation monitoring and price forecasting, as well as the analysis of customer portfolio and demand/supply in each region. This is done to ensure the Company's ability to retain its customer base. Customer data is kept confidential and not disclosed to public and un-related personnel.
GC implements the customer relationship management database system (SAP-CRM) to accurately analyze customer needs and deliver real-time customer insight.
GC have been using the customer’s feedback and comments in the VOC system to improve efficiency of GC’s customer relationship management, as these are essential information for GC to create innovative products that meet the customer and market needs. Additionally, GC closely monitors the products development to ensure that its products deliver highest satisfaction to the customers.
Receive Recommendation via VoC System
Review Feedback for Further Improvement
Customer Requirement (Technical)
CRM Mobile Application is an application for smartphone users that GC developed specifically for customer relationship management. The application simplifies accessibility to customer database, therefore, users can quickly respond to customer needs.
Salesforce Platform Solution is a technological platform that GC has developed for marketing management. The platform analyze market performance, demand and supply of each customer's portfolio, and market price. The platform enables GC to access and analyze large quantities of data, develop appropriate marketing strategy, and expand the Company's customer base.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
GC’s customer satisfaction evaluation
Long-term Strategy of Marketing and customer relationship identification
Short-term Strategy identification
GC has outsourced an organization to measure GC's customer satisfactions and evaluate the outcomes of GC's customer relationship management strategy and plans. International standards such as Customer eQTM Index were used to evaluate GC's CRM processes and outcomes, including the management structure and systems for future improvements, as well as, outcomes of the CRM plans and GC's business outlooks.
The criteria use to measure GC's customer satisfaction are products, delivery, commmunication and marketing plan, procurement processes (ordering, purchasing and incentives) and customer services (sales, technical support, and service quality). The customer satisfaction survey will show the customer satisfaction of GC's customer and will help GC compare its performance with peers in the petrochemical sector.
Customer Satisfaction Rate
|Customer satisfaction (percent)||89||92||92||93||90|
|Amount of total customer satisfied (percent of total key client)||N/A||94||94||95||90|
GC was able to meet its 2020 customer statisfaction target in Thailand and abroad due to its marketing activities. As a result, GC was able to achieve the target of 93 percent which is higher than the petrochemical industrial average (B2B: Business-to-business) at 77 percent. In addition, as GC have been continuosly measuring its customer satisfaction score, GC have used the score to further assessment of the organisation's customer relationship management.
As such, GC continues to improve the Company's customer database in order to understand the customers' needs and use those insights to improve the Company's strategic operations such as efficiency improvement and short- and long-term marketing strategy enhancement. This is done to enable GC to fully understand, anticipate, and respond to customers' needs, as well as generate sustainable growth for the Company.