Global QA QC Certification Services Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Mar 2019
  • Pages: 107
  • SKU: IRCMSTR12195-1
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Key findings: QA QC certification services

This QA QC certification services market intelligence report acts as an all-inclusive guide to enable smart purchasing decisions. Actionable information on the global spend analysis, regional spend dynamics, supplier selection criteria, and pricing strategies.

The QA QC certification services market is primarily driven by the growing focus on offering better quality products and services to the customers and the continuous changes in the standardization. Buyers in the manufacturing sector are implementing the ISO 9001 standards to get certification, that will testify the quality of the products. Construction firms are exhibiting a high demand for international guidelines and specifications that cover the type and status of the soil to the roof. This is creating substantial demand for QA QC certifications services while accelerating the category spend momentum.

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Insights delivered

Written from the perspective of the buyers and suppliers, this QA QC certification services market intelligence report offers comprehensive coverage of the factors that are influencing pricing strategies across various regions and helps buyers to identify opportunities for cost savings. To aid buyers to procure QA QC certification services at cost-effective rates, a global spend analysis to facilitate the overall pricing outlook, supplier selection criteria, and supplier cost structure are also offered in this report.

Insights offered in this QA QC certification services market intelligence report will help the buyers understand:

  • Global spend potential of QA QC certification services market for a period of 2018-2023
  • Supplier selection criteria and cost breakup
  • Global spend analysis and pricing strategies
  • Supply chain margins and key cost drivers

Analyze the global category spend for QA QC certification services

The growing stringency of regulations is compelling buyers from end-user segments such as life sciences and oil and gas increase their spend on a range of QA QC certification services. An increasing tendency of the companies to outsource audit functions to reduce their OPEX is contributing to the category spend growth rate to a significant extent. To secure an edge above the competitors, the QA QC certification services providers are collaborating with tech companies to offer differentiated services such as scientific traceability testing services and to improve the accuracy of inspection services.

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  • Regional and global spend opportunities
  • Spend dynamics on a global and regional level
  • Pricing strategies and supplier selection criteria

 

Optimize category spend for QA QC certification services

Auditing the prospective QA QC certification services providers and subcontractors is crucial particularly for end-user sectors such as the pharmaceutical industry that are under the strict watch of the regulatory bodies. However, repeated audit processes can be time-consuming and costly which can ramify to increasing procurement spend for buyers. It is advised that buyers collaborate with service providers to undertake a shared audit approach. Such an approach can minimize the cost incurred by buyers while enabling them to run a larger number of audits when compared with an internal and individual process.

This QA QC certification services market intelligence report also offers coverage of:

  • Cost-saving opportunities
  • Supply chain margins
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Supply market competitiveness and factors influencing pricing strategies

 

Assess category spend for the US region

A highly regulated food and beverage industry in the US is outsourcing the auditing processes to acquire the USDA certification for all the organic produces, that is currently in high demand. Consequently, this is propelling the category spend momentum in the US. Growing digitization and the rapid adoption of cloud-services and IoT are resulting in the innovation of newer systems and softwares. These systems have to mandatorily undergo testing and acquire the certifications to ensure user safety. This is driving the demand for QA QC certification services market in the US.

Additional information offered in this QA QC certification services sourcing and procurement report will help buyers analyze:

  • Pricing strategies and category spend analysis in the US
  • Supplier selection criteria and cost structure in the US    
  • Margins of suppliers and category cost drivers

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Build strategies for effective supplier selection

One of the critical supplier selection criteria that must be considered in this market is to assess suppliers based on their accreditations and certificates such as ISO 9001 and ISO 17020. Dealing with uncertified suppliers increases liability risks for buyers.

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

  • Key supplier selection criteria
  • Service level agreements and spend analysis insights
  • Total cost of ownership and category risks

 

Devise effective category management strategies for QA QC certification services

Instances of occupational hazards pose as one of the high risks during testing and inspection of services in industries such as oil and gas, mining, and energy. Such incidents can cause potential reputational damage while increasing the certification costs and time for buyers. Category managers must collaborate with QA QC certification services suppliers that employ proper employee safety measures on-site.

Key insights offered in this QA QC certification services sourcing and procurement report will help the buyers identify:

  • Category risks and strategies to mitigate them
  • Major supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Threat of new substitues and availability of new suppliers

 

Design strategies based on regional spend data

Increasing regulatory stringency imposed on the food industry will serve as a critical category growth driver in APAC. Medical device manufacturers in North America are transitioning from CMDCAS to the MDSAP certificates to meet the quality management system requirements of medical device regulations. Consequently, this will drive the category spend momentum in the region. Revision of the EU General Safety Regulation and Pedestrian Safety Regulation will primarily drive the category growth in Europe.

To estimate the regional spend potential, this QA QC certification services market intelligence report considers geographies such as:

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

Granular insights into regional and global spend analysis, pricing strategies, and Information on the top QA QC certification services suppliers are 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
 

 

QA QC Certification Services ­­- Category Spend Analysis

According to SpendEdge analysts, a key factor contributing to the growth of this market is the growing need to enhance the quality of products and services delivered to customers. Moreover, the increasing need for strict compliance with regulatory standards in manufacturing is driving this market’s growth.

 

QA QC Certification Services - Procurement Best Practices

Buyers should engage with suppliers that have accreditation from different standards bodies such as ISO and ANSI. This will help buyers advertise themselves in the market and attract more clientele, as these standards bodies have good reputation in the market. 

 

QA QC Certification Services - Procurement Challenges

Based on the analysis in this report, a major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the difficulty in evaluating the expertise of auditors that are assigned to the certification process. This is because buyers have limited scope for interaction prior to engagement. To deal with such challenges, buyers need to obtain details regarding auditors' expertise, including necessary experience to work on certifications across industries.

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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: SGS
  • Profile: Bureau Veritas
  • Profile: Intertek
  • Profile: ALS
  • Profile: Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas
  • Profile: TÜV NORD

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: Organization
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • SGS – Key information dashboard
  • Bureau Veritas – Key information dashboard
  • Intertek – Key information dashboard
  • ALS – Key information dashboard
  • Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas– Key information dashboard
  • TÜV NORD – 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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