Global Inulin Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Functional insights into the supply market ecosystem are offered in this inulin procurement report. This report will help buyers in the cost-efficient procurement of products such as inulin foods and inulin supplements that are in high demand.

  • Published: Sep 2018
  • Pages: 111
  • SKU: IRCMSTR15012
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Inulin market overview

The high demand for inulin supplements that are used as dietary foods coupled with its extensive use in food products, owing to its nutritional value are resulting in this markets impressive spend growth momentum. Moreover, the requirement for high-value meat products is boosting the demand for inulin infused animal feeds, which is subsequently contributing to the markets growth. This procurement report also offers detailed insights into the supply market and identifies the key category growth drivers to help the buyers reduce spend.

Why should you buy the report?

Considering the fact that inulin is essentially used in consumable products, this procurement report on the inulin market focuses on identifying the best suppliers who can offer the best quality inulin at the best market rate. It also offers a coverage of the sustainability practices and the risk management/mitigation strategies to improve category spend. In this procurement report, the category spend is analyzed from the perspective of the buyers and the suppliers.

Key insights offered in this report will help the buyers:

  • Understand the spend potential within the inulin market
  • Analyze supply cost structure
  • Identify major category growth enablers
  • Analyze the impact of cost and volume drivers on pricing

Understand the global category spend for the inulin market       

The functional/fortified foods segment, which is poised for a steady growth during the forecast period, is exhibiting a high demand for inulin owing to its proven prebiotic functions and cost-effectiveness. This is subsequently increasing the global category spend of the inulin market. This procurement report, which is a part of SpendEdges chemicals category, offers additional insights into:

  • Global spend on inulin for the period of 2017-2022
  • Category scope
  • Category management objectives
  • Buyer and the supplier ecosystem

Optimize category spend for the inulin market

High-quality raw materials such as chicory, agave, and artichoke are responsible for producing the inulin extracts with nutritional and weight reducing properties. Therefore, it is essential for the buyers to engage with suppliers who focus on improving the quality of such raw materials as it will help in the procurement of inulin with enhanced properties.

This inulin procurement report also offers a coverage of:

  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Procurement best practices

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Understand the inulin supply landscape

The buyers must assess the suppliers based on their usage of screening and shortlisting procedures for the selection of raw materials used. This will ensure the procurement of high quality and unadulterated raw materials for the production of inulin.

This procurement report also identifies the major costs incurred by the suppliers and offers a coverage of:

  • Suppliers positioning strategy
  • Competitiveness index for suppliers
  • Supplier ecosystem outlook

Build effective category management strategies for the inulin market

Increasing application of inulin in different product segments is making it essential for the category managers to leverage the R&D and innovation capabilities of suppliers. This will ensure minimum product defects and operational downtime that might occur during the trial and error period.

Key insights offered in this procurement report on inulin will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional category risks
  • Topline growth opportunities
  • Demand forecasting and governance strategies

An analysis of the top inulin foods, inulin supplements suppliers, and the best negotiation levers are offered in this procurement report on the inulin.

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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: BENEO
  • Profile: COSUCRA
  • Profile: Sensus
  • Profile: Jarrow
  • Profile: TIC Gums
  • Profile: NOW Foods

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 (2017-2022)
  • Category spend growth (2017-2022)
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Regional spend dynamics
  • Comparison of category maturity across regions
  • Regional spend opportunity for suppliers (2017-2022)
  • 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 the 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
  • 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
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • BENEO – Key information dashboard
  • COSUCRA – Key information dashboard
  • Sensus – Key information dashboard
  • Jarrow – Key information dashboard
  • TIC Gums – Key information dashboard
  • NOW Foods – Key information dashboard
  • US category spend (2017-2022)
  • 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.


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



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