Global Courier Express and Parcel Services Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Mar 2019
  • Pages: 110
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14562-1
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Key findings: Courier express and parcel services

Granular insights into courier express and parcel services pricing strategies that are specific to different geographies and the current market forecasts are offered in this procurement intelligence report. Information on the top suppliers and courier express and parcel services risk management strategies provided in this report will aid buyers to better design their procurement strategies.

The growing demand for same-day deliveries from sectors such as healthcare is acting as one of the significant category growth enablers that are driving the spend momentum of the market. End-user sectors such as automotive, textile, and pharmaceuticals are expanding their business facilities in the rural areas which are creating a high demand for courier express parcels services, which is also responsible in accelerating the category growth. Despite the projections of growth, buyers will face roadblocks in stabilizing courier express and parcel services pricing strategies. Such instability is mainly attributed to the dynamic category price because of the increasing operational costs incurred by suppliers because of fluctuating fuel costs, R&D investments, among others.

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Insights delivered

Our reports from the logistics, warehousing and transportation category offer buyers with actionable data on the current and future supply market scenario. Coverage of the US market, insights into courier express and parcel services pricing strategies, category spend analysis, supplier cost structure, among others, is also offered in this courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report. Additional information includes an analysis of the courier express and parcel services risk management strategies, top suppliers, and category management strategies.

Insights offered in this courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report will help the buyers understand:

  • Global and regional spend potential for the period of 2018-2023
  • Courier express and services pricing strategies to achieve cost-savings
  • Regional and global pricing models
  • Ease of market entry

Analyze the global category spend for courier express and parcel services

Favorable trade policies have paved the way for uninhibited cross-border trade which has led in an exponential increase in the volume parcels. Consequently, this is creating a substantial requirement for the courier express and parcel services procurement across most of the significant economies, thereby, driving the category spend growth. This growth will also be supplemented by the growing focus of retail industry on reducing their inventory expense and to boost their sales. Such focus is expected to create demand for express courier services during the forecast period.

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This courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report covers:

  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers
  • Global and regional spend segmentation
  • Courier express and parcel services risk management strategies

 

Optimize category spend for Courier express and parcel services

Buyers tend to incur an excess spend during the courier express and parcel services procurement because of the surcharges that cover about 40% of the total costs. It is advised that buyers secure visibility on all such surcharges that are applicable to the services. This will help them to identify surcharges that have the highest impact on prices and ask for waivers or discounts to reduce the ultimate costs for services procured.

This courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report covers:

  • Total cost of ownership and overview of pricing models
  • Supply chain margins and courier express and parcel services risk management strategies
  • Overview and comparison of pricing models

 

Assess category spend for the US region

The automotive industry in the US is accounting for a high degree of cross-border trade with Mexico, where they have outsourced their component manufacturing units to leverage the low labor and manufacturing costs. This has resulted in a sharp rise in the demand for CEP services in the US. Relaxation of corporate taxes is expected to encourage organizations to reshore their operations from the LCCs which is predicted to lead to an increase in the demand for CEP services.

Additional information offered in this courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report will help buyers analyze:

  • Cost drivers impacting the courier express and parcel services pricing strategies in the US
  • Margins of suppliers and category cost drivers
  • Category spend potential in the US

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Build strategies for effective supplier selection

Suppliers must be assessed based on their partnerships with national and international intermodal transport providers. This reduces their dependency on the limited number of transport and thereby enable them to provide a back-up to the buyers during instances of failure of any courier delivery personnel/vessel.

This courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report identifies the major costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:

  • Supplier ecosystem
  • Buyer and supplier KPIs
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

 

Devise effective category management strategies for Courier express and parcel services

Category managers must ensure that the service providers offer transparency in terms of invoicing throughout their tenure. Buyers should use rate transparency and benchmarking tools such as parcel audit software to evaluate service providers' transparency in pricing.

Critical insights offered in this courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report will help the buyers identify:

  • Critical courier express and parcel services risk management strategies
  • Category management objectives
  • Sustainability practices

 

Determine the spend dynamics for key geographies

Exponential demand growth from e-commerce and pharmaceuticals industries will drive the category spend momentum in APAC which is predicted to secure the largest market share at the end of the forecast period. However, the ongoing Brexit dilemma is causing a slowdown in the end-user sectors that is reducing the number of B2B parcels in Europe. This is adversely impacting the category growth in the region.

Key geographies analyzed in this courier express and parcel services procurement intelligence report include the following:

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

Information on the top suppliers, an overview of courier express and parcel services pricing strategies and major risks faced during category procurement is offered in this market intelligence report. Download a free sample to access the reports complete scope of coverage.

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
 

 

Courier Express and Parcel Services - Category Spend Analysis

According to SpendEdge analysts, one of the key growth contributors for global courier express and parcel services supply market is the increase in the offering of enhanced services and additional features such as returns management, real-time monitoring and control facilities, delivery guarantee, shorter lead time, and safety features.

 

Courier Express and Parcel Services – Procurement Best Practices

A performance-based rewarding approach such as giving incentives on achieving the key performance parameters helps to ensure that supplier works to achieve the mutually agreed performance targets. A key strategy adopted by procurement managers in this market space is to establish contracts with a performance-based reward system.

 

Courier Express and Parcel Services - Procurement Challenges

A major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the limited supply base creating challenges for supplier selection and cost reduction. SpendEdge’s procurement specialists predict that the buyers must use dual supplier strategy where the buyer should depend on two or more suppliers, eliminating over dependency on the supplier. It also helps to create competition between suppliers and counter this specific procurement pain point.

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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
  • Buyer 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: DHL
  • Profile: UPS
  • Profile: FedEx
  • Profile: Aramex
  • Profile: YAMATO
  • Profile: DB Schenker

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
  • DHL – Key information dashboard
  • UPS – Key information dashboard
  • FedEx – Key information dashboard
  • Aramex – Key information dashboard
  • YAMATO – Key information dashboard
  • DB Schenker – 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

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