Global Distribution Services Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Price optimization, supplier selection, category management, cost benefit analysis, and risk management insights are now available in this procurement report.

  • Published: Mar 2017
  • Pages: 71
  • SKU: IRCMSTR12118
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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

 

Distribution Services - Category Spend Analysis

 

According to SpendEdge analysts, one of the key factors contributing to the growth of the global distribution services market is the growth of the e-commerce industry which is attributed to firms' requirement to increase the level of customer service provided.

 

Distribution Services -  Procurement Best Practices

Buyers must engage with suppliers that make use of ERP implementation to meet multi-departmental requirements and streamline process flows. This will help buyers with visibility over inventory, including accurate movement flow tracking, configurable workforce, and reporting dashboards.  

 

Distribution Services - Procurement Challenges

Based on the analysis in this report, a major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the difficulty in assessing industry-specific expertise. SpendEdge’s procurement specialists predict that the buyers should engage with suppliers that provide a large portfolio of services, catering to a wide set of requirements.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: SUMMARY

  • Research Objectives and Methodology
  • Category Definition

PART 2: CATEGORY AT A GLANCE

  • Market Overview
  • Preferred Procurement Models and Major Service Providers
  • Cost-saving Opportunities
  • Major Category Requirements
  • Major Procurement Pain Points

PART 3: MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Category Spend Analysis
  • Demand-Supply Shifts
  • Key Market Developments
  • Key Category Growth Drivers
  • Major Category Growth Constraints
  • Procurement Best Practices
  • History of Innovation
  • Key Current Technological Innovations
  • Major Regulatory Frameworks
  • Strategic Sustainability Practices
  • SWOT Analysis
  • PESTLE Analysis

PART 4: SUPPLY MARKET INSIGHTS

  • Supplier Operational Capability Matrix
  • Supplier Functional Capability Matrix
  • Key Clients
  • Supplier Cost Breakup
  • Supplier Positioning Matrix
  • Supplier Selection Criteria

PART 5: PRICING INSIGHTS

  • Pricing Models Snapshot
  • Pricing Models – Pros and Cons
  • Indicative Pricing
  • Category Negotiation Strategies

PART 6: CATEGORY ESSENTIALS

  • SLA Terms
  • Supplier Evaluation Criteria
  • Category Risk Analysis
  • Category Sourcing Evolution Matrix

PART 7: TOP FIVE SUPPLIERS

  • DHL
  • XPO Logistics
  • Ryder
  • Americold
  • FedEx

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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