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HMD 101
Service Quality
Guest Sessions
Lunch at Metro Pizza 11:30-12:30 for invitees
Come up before class and have a few words
Format of class
Talking in class
Come up after class and have a few words
Ask for coffee during their stay
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Bryan Hayes – Chief Operating Officer Select Service
Hunter Carmichael- Regional Vice President Select Service
Alexis Andriunas – Sales Manager – Residence Inn, Austin TX Northwest
White Lodging Services
Wednesday September 14th
Open ended question session
What are you currently reading?
How important is GPA?
What is your favorite alcohol beverage?
How did you overcome a major disappointment?
What kind of car do you drive?
The compensation question . . .
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what does this represent
Managing Service Operations
Create distinctive/sustainable service strategies
Execute service models that enable customers,
employees and owners to thrive
Leverage data and analytics
Adapt to evolving customer needs
Adapt to changing competitive landscapes
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Service Quality Management
Creating a competitive advantage by the
professional management of service quality
Customer Value – worth of existing repeat
customers who are known in person
Brand Value – brands, trademarks, product
names, domains and other similar items
declining value of brands & rise of customer relationships
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There is only one boss. The customer. And she can fire everybody in the
company from the chairman on down, simply by spending her money
somewhere else.
Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart
What is Service
An act, performance, deed or encounter in time
Four features of service (vs. manufacturing)
Intangible – can’t touch this
Inseparable – production/consumption
Heterogeneous – extremely variable
Perishable – cannot be stored
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Typical example or pattern of something
Distinct set of concepts or thought patterns
Standards that contribute to a field
Evolve and change over time
The world is flat
The customer is always right
Customer First Paradigms
Managing P’s and E’s
Service recovery
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Managing Ps and Es
Defined by customer ONLY
Defined by only two variables: P’s and E’s
Comparison by customer
Managing Service Quality
Managing service quality is managing both
perceptions and expectations
Measuring P’s and E’s
Monitoring P’s and E’s
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service recovery
A great hotel or restaurant does not distinguish
itself by how few mistakes it makes, but how
well it handles those mistakes
The key is how to resolve the problem so that
the guest does not leave with it
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Service Recovery
Action taken in response to a service failure
Process of returning a dissatisfied customer to
a state of satisfaction and beyond
Attempts to solve problems at the time of the
service encounter
Customer retention strategy

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