Global Carbon Black Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

This procurement report offers key insights on the best practices for supplier selection and the strategies for category management.

  • Published: Sep 2017
  • Pages: 84
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14656
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Key Features of Report

 

Supply Market Insights
Procurement Best Practices
Cost Saving Opportunities
Pricing Models
Negotiation Strategies
Category Risk Analysis
Key Supplier Analysis
Supplier Capability Matrix

 

Carbon Black - Category Spend Analysis

 

According to procurement analysts at SpendEdge, a key growth driver for the global carbon black market is the rising demand from the automotive industry. Carbon black is a crucial element that is indispensable for the automotive industry. It has been estimated that roughly 0.014─0.044 tons of carbon black are used in a single automobile. Its most prominent use in the automotive industry is in the manufacture of tires. Some of the other important applications of carbon black in the automotive industry are to provide a deep black finish to leather surfaces and components such as dashboards and steering wheels, coating applications where it is used to provide the highest dark gradient and gloss finish to coatings, in engine parts for enhancing heat resistance capabilities, and for imparting conductivity to fuel lines to prevent build-up of static electricity.

Moreover, the automobile industry has recorded steady growth in sales for the past few years and is expected to experience significant growth in volumes, with majority of growth coming from markets such as China, Southeast Asia, and India.

Carbon Black - Procurement Best Practices

 

Buyers need to engage with suppliers who can offer support in price and demand forecasting to minimize risks associated with fluctuations in market prices during the duration of the contract. Short-term price forecasting considers anticipated changes in supply and pricing due to new capacity additions, turn-around schedules, inventory levels, infrastructure constraints, and supply scenarios in other regions. Some suppliers also offer advanced business models which consider commodity business models, seasonality, and interdependence on other chemical markets.

Carbon Black - Procurement Challenges

 

Accurately evaluating proprietary technologies is a key procurement challenge in the carbon black market as several large global players have patented formulations, and there is lack of comparative data for the evaluation of these products. Also, buyers may be unable to gauge the benefit of the patented formulation for end-use application due to limited performance data. To overcome this challenge, buyers need to enter into strategic partnerships with suppliers to gain greater visibility on proprietary information.

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PART 1: CATEGORY AT A GLANCE

  • TAKEAWAY 01 | Market Overview
  • TAKEAWAY 02 | Demand and Supply Snapshot
  • TAKEAWAY 03 | Key Market Dynamics
  • TAKEAWAY 04 | Supply Market Highlights
  • TAKEAWAY 05 | Pricing Insights
  • TAKEAWAY 06 | Procurement Insights

PART 2:  SCOPE OF THE REPORT

  • Category Definition
  • Research Methodology

PART 3: MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Category Spend Analysis
  • Category Maturity by Regions
  • Demand-Supply Shifts
  • Regional Demand-Supply Snapshot
  • Market Developments
  • Regional Impact of Trends
  • Key Category Growth Drivers and Corresponding Regional Impacts
  • Major Category Growth Constraints and Corresponding Regional Impacts
  • Key Current Technological Innovations
  • Major Regulatory Frameworks
  • Strategic Sustainability Practices
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • PESTLE Analysis

PART 4: SUPPLY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Supplier Operational Capability Matrix
  • Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Operational Capability Matrix
  • Supplier Functional Capability Matrix
  • Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Functional Capability Matrix
  • Key Clients/Partners
  • Supplier Cost Breakup
  • Supplier Positioning Matrix

PART 5: PRICING INSIGHTS

  • Pricing Models Snapshot
  • Pricing Models – Pros and Cons
  • Indicative Pricing

PART 6: PROCUREMENT INSIGHTS

  • Major Category Requirements
  • Major Procurement Pain Points
  • Category Sourcing Evolution Matrix
  • Procurement Best Practices
  • Cost-saving Opportunities
  • Supplier Selection Criteria
  • Category Negotiation Strategies
  • SLA Terms
  • Supplier Evaluation Criteria
  • Category Risk Analysis

PART 7: TOP FIVE SUPPLIERS

  • Cabot
  • Birla Carbon
  • Orion
  • China Synthetic Rubber
  • JX Blackcat

PART 8: APPENDIX

  • Glossary
  • Key Notes
  • About Us

Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

INFORMATION SOURCES

Primary research

  • Procurement heads
  • Category managers
  • Sourcing consortium professionals
  • Industry experts and thought leaders
  • Procurement managers
  • Category heads of suppliers
  • Client account heads/managers
  • Client and industry consultants

Secondary research

  • Industry journals and reports
  • Periodicals and new articles
  • Category webinars
  • Internal categiry playbooks
  • Industry and government websites on regulations and compliance
  • Internal databases
  • Industry blogs/thought leader briefings

DATA ANALYSIS

SpendEdge INSIGHTS

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