Global Ceramics Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Jan 2019
  • Pages: 102
  • SKU: IRCMSTR15076
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Key findings: Ceramics

 

Analysis of the volume drivers and supply market forecasts in various regions are offered in this ceramics procurement research report. This market intelligence report also analyzes the US supply market and the critical cost drivers that can aid buyers and suppliers devise a cost-effective category management strategy.

Products manufactured from ceramics typically attain biodegradable characteristics which are majorly influencing the demand for ceramics across critical end-user industries. Electrical and electronic, automobile, construction, and within electric and automotive components are some of the sectors that account for extensive usage of ceramics. However, our experts state that some of the beneficial properties of ceramics include high lifecycle, durability, and low maintenance of products, which, results in low replacement of products. Consequently, this decelerates the category adoption rate and thereby; is negatively affecting the category spend momentum.

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Insights delivered

 

This market intelligence report on ceramics answers to all the critical problems faced by the investors who seek cost-saving opportunities in a competitive market. It also offers actionable anecdotes on the industry structure and supply market forecasts including highlights of the top vendors in this market. Our procurement experts have determined effective category pricing strategies that are attuned to the dynamics of this market which can be leveraged to achieve procurement at the best ceramic price.

Our portfolio of reports for the commodities category help buyers understand:

  • Global and regional spend potential for ceramics for the period of 2017-2022
  • Risk management and sustainability strategies
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics
  • Pricing outlook and factors influencing the procurement process

Analyze the global category spend for ceramics

 

The ceramics category is widely classified into ceramic tiles, bricks, slabs, sanitary ware, tableware, cement, advanced ceramics, refractories, and abrasives. Out of these classifications, the ceramic tiles are projected to grow at an impressive rate in the coming years. This growth is credited to the extensive usage of ceramic tiles across the construction and infrastructure sectors in the developing nations which are China, India, Korea, and Indonesia. This is giving a great impetus to the global spend growth rate during the forecast period. The beneficial properties of ceramics include high biodegradability, durability, and tensile strength which are making this category one of the most sought-after manufacturing ingredients in the electronics and electrical industries.

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This ceramics procurement research report offers coverage of:

  • Regional spend dynamism and factors impacting costs
  • Total cost of ownership and cost-saving opportunities
  • Supply chain margins and pricing models

 

Optimize category spend for ceramics

 

For specific end-user industries, an unplanned procurement strategy can turn out to be a costly mistake in the long-run. It has been observed that an efficient streamlining of the supply chains can augment the profit margins. In this line, buyers from end-user industries such as electrical and electronics are advised to partner with suppliers who provide pre- and post-manufacturing services such as supplying spare parts. They are also advised to engage with suppliers who offer international warranties.

This market intelligence report also offers coverage of:

  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Category pricing dynamics

 

Assess category spend for the US region

 

The improved properties of advanced ceramics are propelling the category demand in end-user sectors in the US which include electronics and electricals, transportation, medical, chemical, industrial, and others. In recent times, a boost in the infrastructural activities and urbanization will increase the demand for cement, which is another subcategory, thereby; positively impacting the category spend growth rate in the US.

Additional information offered in this ceramics procurement research report will help buyers analyze:

  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook and forecasts until 2023

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Build strategies for effective supplier selection

 

The prices of raw materials that are used to produce ceramics can be highly susceptible to periodical fluctuations. Therefore, it is recommended that buyers select supplier who agree on maintaining consistency in product prices during the contract tenure, irrespective of raw material prices fluctuations or rising demand for ceramic products.

This market intelligence report identifies the major costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:

  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs for ceramics procurement

 

Devise effective category management strategies for ceramics

 

One of the critical category management strategies that can also aid in saving costs to a significant extent is to engage with suppliers who adopt sustainability in their production process. Some of the suppliers are known to manufacture ceramic tiles through substitution of feldspars and siliceous sands and partial substitution of clays by waste tiles. These methods can aid the suppliers to achieve a cost savings of 15%-25% in their raw material sourcing process, which, consequently boosts the bargaining power of the buyers.

Key insights offered in this market intelligence report will help the buyers identify:

  • Risk mitigation strategies during ceramics procurement
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply-side levers
  • Supplier relationship management strategies

 

Determine the spend dynamics for key geographies

 

The incremental expenditure done by the governments on infrastructure development and growing demand from the construction industry will boost the category spend momentum in developing nations such as India, China, and Malaysia. The growing demand for advanced ceramics from end-user industries such as the automobile, electrical, and electronics will increase the category growth prospects in Europe. However, stringent environmental regulations associated with carbon, dust and gaseous emissions, and land mining will result in a shrinking growth rate in North America and South America in the years to come.

Key geographies analyzed in this ceramics procurement research report include the following:

  • APAC
  • MEA
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America

Information on the top ceramics suppliers, ceramics cost structure, and major risks faced while ceramics procurement is offered in this market intelligence report. Download a free sample to access the reports complete scope of coverage.

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PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

  • Global category spend
  • Category spend growth
  • Spend segmentation by region
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional influence on global spend
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

  • Pricing outlook
  • Supplier cost structure
  • Outlook for input costs
  • Total cost of ownership analysis
  • Overview of pricing models
  • Comparison of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing
  • Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

  • Supplier-side levers
  • Buyer-side levers
  • Quantifying cost-saving opportunities
  • Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence best practices
  • Procurement best practices
  • Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

  • Market favorability index for suppliers
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Buyers power
  • Supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Buyer ecosystem
  • Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

  • Category management objectives
  • Supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Outsourcing category management activities
  • Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

  • Procurement organization
  • Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

  • RFx Essentials
  • Supplier selection criteria
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage

  • Overview
  • Supplier positioning
  • Profile: Saint-Gobain
  • Profile: AGC Ceramics
  • Profile: Corning
  • Profile: Nippon Sheet Glass
  • Profile: CNG
  • Profile: CEMEX

PART 11: US Market Insights

  • Category spend in the US
  • Price outlook
  • Supplier cost structure in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Category cost drivers
  • Category volume drivers
  • Overview of best practices in the US
  • Procurement best practices in the US
  • US supply market overview
  • Supplier positioning for the US
  • Regional category risks

PART 12: Category Definition

  • Category hierarchy
  • Category scope
  • Category map

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations
  • Key notes
  • Global category spend (2018-2023)
  • Category spend growth (2018-2023)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2018-2023)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Input cost dynamics
  • Total cost of ownership model
  • Benefit comparison of pricing models
  • Pricing models – comparison matrix
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Supply-side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunities: Demand-side levers
  • Cost-saving opportunity matrix
  • Negotiation grid
  • Innovation and success stories
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management metrics
  • Strategic sourcing and category management metrics
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Sustainability practices: Impact on the category
  • Sustainability best practices
  • Market environment score
  • Market competitiveness score
  • Buyer power score
  • Supplier power score
  • Ease of market entry score
  • Ease of substitution score
  • Buyer ecosystem: Outlook
  • Supplier ecosystem: Outlook
  • Ecosystem disruption threats
  • Key category management objectives
  • Supplier KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Buyer KPI dashboard: Importance for the category
  • Category management enablers
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category enablers: Procurement model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Saint-Gobain – Key information dashboard
  • AGC Ceramics – Key information dashboard
  • Corning – Key information dashboard
  • Nippon Sheet Glass – Key information dashboard
  • CNG – Key information dashboard
  • CEMEX – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2018-2023)
  • Category pricing dynamics
  • Supplier cost breakup
  • Supplier margin analysis
  • Margin analysis across supply chain
  • Cost drivers
  • Volume drivers
  • Procurement excellence summary: Impact on the category
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Technology-facilitated procurement
  • Procurement best practices dashboard
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • Risk management matrix
  • Category definition
  • Category nuances
  • Importance of category relative to other categories

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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