Global Road Freight Transportation Services Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Mar 2019
  • Pages: 108
  • SKU: IRCMSTR11497-1
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Key findings: Road freight transportation services

This road freight transportation services procurement research report offers actionable information on the global spend potential, regional spend dynamics, and pricing strategies. Insights delivered in this report include supplier selection criteria and procurement best practices that will help purchasers optimize their spend while procuring road freight transportation services.

A significant boost in the bilateral trade is creating an exponential demand for the road freight transportation services market. According to the latest observations, road freight transport is expected to reach nearly 31,000 tonnes-kilometers by 2030 and 51,000 tonnes-kilometers by 2050. Most of the emerging nations are increasing their focus on developing and fortifying road infrastructure, which, consequently, is accelerating the category spend momentum in those regions. However, the rising wages of the drivers is posing as one of the significant challenges in the road freight transportation market, as it is resulting in a skyrocketing procurement spend for buyers.

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Insights delivered

Written from the perspective of the buyers and suppliers, this road freight transportation services market intelligence report offers comprehensive coverage of the factors influencing the pricing strategies across various regions. To aid in minimizing buyers procurement spend, this market intelligence report has recommended supplier selection criteria and procurement best practices to help buyers to identify opportunities for cost savings.

Insights offered in this road freight transportation services market intelligence report will help the buyers understand:

  • Global spend potential for a period of 2018-2023
  • Supplier cost breakup and procurement best practices
  • US market overview and pricing strategies
  • Supply chain margins and key cost drivers

Analyze the global category spend for road freight transportation services

End-user sectors mainly pharmaceuticals and perishable goods are creating a high demand for refrigerated transport services, which is currently accounting for a significant share in the global spend growth rate of the road freight transportation services market. The future growth of the e-commerce industry on a global scale will also supplement the category growth as this industry is known to exhibit significant usage of road freight transportation services.

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This road freight transportation services sourcing and procurement report offers coverage of:

  • Regional and global spend opportunities
  • Spend dynamics on a global and regional level
  • Category spend and spend growth potential

 

Optimize category spend for road freight transportation services

On-time delivery while maintaining minimum concern transportation cost is a key for enterprises looking to purchase road freight transportation services from suppliers across the globe. To achieve the same, one of the highly recommended procurement best practices in this market is to evaluate suppliers based on their transit timelines. It is advised that buyers partner with a supplier that leverage technologies such as route optimization and traffic management systems to reduce their transit time, thereby; reducing the overall transportation cost.

This road freight transportation services market intelligence report also offers coverage of:

  • Cost-saving opportunities
  • Procurement best practices
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
  • Supply market competitiveness and factors influencing buyer power

 

Assess category spend for the US region

The US accounts for a high rate of cross-border transport of auto components from Mexico, to procure low-price vehicle parts from the region. Consequently, this is propelling the demand for road freight transportation services market in the region. The strong impetus given by the recent US government to the local manufacturing industry, most of which are significant end-users of road freight services, is further accelerating the category spend momentum.

Additional information offered in this road freight transportation services market intelligence report will help buyers analyze:

  • Category spend in the US
  • Supplier selection criteria in the US         
  • Margins of suppliers and pricing strategies

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Build strategies for effective supplier selection

In this market, where increasing procurement spend poses as one of the critical concerns, one of the effective supplier selection criteria is to evaluate the service providers based on their capacity management capabilities at reasonable rates. Service providers are expected to invest in transport management processes, adopt advanced technologies such as intermodal rail solutions to reduce the overall operational costs.

This road freight transportation services sourcing and procurement report identifies the major costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:

  • Key supplier selection criteria
  • Service level agreements and procurement best practices
  • Total cost of ownership and category risks

 

Devise effective category management strategies for road freight transportation services

Category managers are focusing on strategies such as bundling value-added services such as warehousing and labeling support, opting for suppliers with high-mileage vehicles, cross-docking among others to maximize their cost savings and to better manage their category spend.

Key insights offered in this road freight transportation services market intelligence report will help the buyers identify:

  • Category risks and strategies to mitigate them
  • Major supplier and buyer KPIs
  • Availability of new suppliers and pricing strategies

 

Design strategies based on regional spend data

The ongoing political tensions because of Brexit has resulted in a slowdown in the growth of some of the critical end-users in Europe. This is adversely impacting the spend momentum of the road freight transportation services market in the region. Prevalence of favorable trade policies in the MEA countries is inviting businesses from the global sector. Consequently, this is augmenting the scopes of category growth in the region.

To estimate the regional spend potential, this road freight transportation services sourcing and procurement report considers geographies such as:

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

Information on the top road freight transportation services providers, insights into supplier selection criteria, pricing strategies, and procurement best practices 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
 

 

Road Freight Transportation Services - Category Spend Analysis

According to SpendEdge analysts, one of the key growth contributors for the global road freight transportation services market is the industry solutions that can be easily integrated into the businesses' value chain, thus enhancing the potential for tapping into high-growth markets. Technological developments such as the use of IoT and cloud services have automated processes and enhanced customer centricity.

 

Road Freight Transportation Services –  Procurement Best Practices

Buyers must engage with suppliers that can provide them comprehensive and cross-industry service portfolio. Buyers should engage with suppliers that have expertise in dealing with transportation across a wide range of industries. The type of shipments includes perishables, chemicals, and oil.

 

Road Freight Transportation Services - Procurement Challenges

Based on the analysis in this report, a major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the poor quality of roads in semi-urban and rural areas. SpendEdge’s procurement specialists predict that the buyers should engage with the suppliers using rail freight transportation services to reach a closest access point for the consignee.

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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: DB Schenker
  • Profile: DHL
  • Profile: FedEx
  • Profile: UPS
  • Profile: KUEHNE+NAGEL
  • Profile: C.H. Robinson

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
  • 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 model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • DB Schenker – Key information dashboard
  • DHL – Key information dashboard
  • FedEx – Key information dashboard
  • UPS – Key information dashboard
  • KUEHNE + NAGEL – Key information dashboard
  • C.H. Robinson – 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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