Global Lubricants 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: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 84
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14629
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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

 

Lubricants - Category Spend Analysis

According to procurement analysts at SpendEdge, the widespread use of lubricants in the medical sector is one of the key growth drivers for this market. Technological developments have helped in the invention of medical devices, which is required to address the increasing rate of illness in people across the globe. Increased use of electromechanical devices in hospitals, which are used for medical examinations and surgical procedures, has driven the demand for lubricating products from this sector over the past 5 years. This is mainly due to the ability of lubricants to provide benefits such as enhancement in the performance and reduction in wear and tear and noise arising from these devices. Synthetic lubricants, surgical lubricants such as surgilube (made of natural-water soluble gums), K-Y jelly, medicinal castor oil, and greases are the most common types of lubricants that are used in medical examinations and in devices used in medical procedures

Lubricants - Procurement Best Practices

Buyers must adopt effective practices that allow them to exert better control over service providers, irrespective of the prevailing market conditions, as this will help them with the improved management of their category spend.

One of the best procurement practices is to evaluate the performance criteria for the selection of lubricants. The prerequisites for buying any type of lubricants is to identify the criteria on which they should be evaluated to ensure suitability with requirements. These evaluation criteria will help buyers in listing down suppliers that can fulfill their specific requirements. Viscosity of the lubricant, flash point and melting point of the lubricant, and suitability of lubricant with equipment for which it is procured are some of the primary aspects to evaluate a lubricant.

Lubricants - Procurement Challenges

This procurement intelligence report on the lubricants market provides some of the challenges faced by buyers such as a lack of product awareness, determining the compatibility of usage, and lack of knowledge on usage.

A key procurement pain point experienced by procurement managers is the lack of technical knowledge in selecting appropriate lubricants. In the global lubricants market, there are numerous suppliers offering a wide range of lubricating products with different specifications and quality levels. Hence, it becomes difficult for buyers to gain in-depth information about all the products available in the market and select the most appropriate one. There is a probability that buyers choose a wrong product for a said application, which may lead to loss or damage to equipment. This also results in buyers hiring consultants, which increases the cost of procurement.

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

  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • ExxonMobil
  • BP    
  • PETRONAS
  • Total

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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