Global Robotic Arms Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Mar 2019
  • Pages: 102
  • SKU: IRCMSTR15109
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Key findings: Robotic arms

This robotic arms market research report offers a comprehensive analysis of the US supply market and helps buyers identify cost-saving opportunities. Additional information includes an analysis of the regional spend potential, pricing dynamics, strategic sourcing insights, and risk assessment strategies while purchasing robotic arms.

Robotic arms are finding extensive applications in the manufacturing sector for picking and placing, palletizing, material handling, transferring parts and components, assembling of components, and machine tending. The exponential growth of the manufacturing sector across the globe is paving the way for an impressive spend momentum for the robotic arms market. The eventual replacement of manpower with robotics, particularly in the SMEs, to combat the rising labor costs will create a vast demand for robotic arms market. Integration of AI in robotic arms is augmenting the feasibility of category adoption among buyers.

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Insights delivered

Enterprises looking to procure robotic arms can leverage this report to better plan their category spend and identify avenues to reduce excess spend. An overview of the strategic sourcing insights, supply chain margins, supplier cost structure, risk assessment strategies, and regional pricing dynamics is also offered in this robotic arms market research report.

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  • Global and regional spend potential for robotic arms for the period of 2018-2023
  • Top suppliers and their cost structure
  • Strategic sourcing and pricing dynamics insights
  • Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

Analyze the global category spend for robotic arms

To cater to the high demand for passenger vehicles, the manufacturing industry is employing robotic arms in their facilities. According to the latest observations, the manufacturing industry has emerged as the largest end-user of the category and is significantly contributing to an impressive spend growth rate. Out of the five classifications of robotic arms based on their payload bearing capacity, the 500-700 kg robotic arm segment is considered as the largest category sub-segment. This segment is accounting for about 40% of the total category spend.

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This robotic arms market research report offers coverage of:

  • Regional and global spend dynamics
  • Cost drivers impacting pricing dynamics
  • Risk assessment strategies


Optimize category spend for robotic arms

Engaging with suppliers that can facilitate consolidated category procurement will give buyers the liberty to bargain for higher discounts to reduce their overall procurement costs. Ideally, buyer must seek services from suppliers that bundle robotic arms with products such as CNC, motors, chipsets, and other related products. Such engagement will also reduce the management complexities that arise due to the association with multiple suppliers.

This robotic arms sourcing and procurement report also offers coverage of:

  • Risk assessment and strategic sourcing insights
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Overview of pricing models and their cost structure


Assess category spend for the US region

The drive towards digitization by different sectors in the US is resulting in an exponential demand for automation technologies such as robotic arms. The US electric vehicle industry will significantly contribute to the spend momentum of the robotics arms market following the establishment of new electric vehicle manufacturing plants. However, this growth will suffer a setback from the smartphone manufacturing sector which is currently experiencing a slowdown due to the high tariffs imposed on it owing to protectionist trade policies. Presently, the US is assuming the fifth position in terms of the global share of the robotic arms market.

Additional information offered in this robotic arms market research report will help buyers analyze:

  • Category cost drivers in the US
  • Margins of suppliers in the US
  • Pricing dynamics and forecasts until 2023

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Build strategies for effective supplier selection

The rate of productivity for most of the end-users who are investing in the robotic arms market is typically dependent on the category supply. To ensure the same, this report advises buyers to measure the financial stability of the prospective supplier. This will aid in ascertaining the suppliers ability to promise supply assurance during the contract tenure. Parameters like revenue, cash flows, years of experience, and research and development spend can be considered to evaluate the financial stability of suppliers.

This robotic arms sourcing and procurement report identifies the major costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:

  • Cost-benefit analysis of pricing models
  • Supplier relationship management practices
  • Technology-facilitated procurement metrics


Devise effective category management strategies for robotic arms

Robotic arms are prone to periodic mechanical failures which not only offset the buyers production rate but also result in overhead costs. Category managers prefer suppliers that pledge adherence to the servicing and maintenance best practices that will ascertain quick response to machine failures and better defect resolution.  

Key insights offered in this robotic arms market research report will help the buyers identify:

  • Volume drivers impacting the pricing dynamics
  • Buyer ecosystem and factors influencing the procurement process
  • Strategic sourcing and category management strategies


Determine the spend dynamics for key geographies

A higher degree of technological developments being is enabling countries in APAC to implement robotic arms in organizations to boost their production efficiency. In terms of spend, APAC contributes about 60% of the global category spend of the robotic arms market. High focus on automation in North America, along with the growth in end-user segments such as pharmaceutical and automobile manufacturing, is estimated to increase the spend on robotic arms in the region during the forecast period.

Key geographies analyzed in this robotic arms sourcing and procurement report include the following:

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

Information on the top robotic arms suppliers, strategic sourcing insights, regional and global pricing dynamic, and significant risks faced while procuring robotic arms is offered in this market intelligence report. Download a free sample to access the reports complete scope of coverage.

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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: FANUC
  • Profile: YASKAWA
  • Profile: KUKA
  • Profile: ABB
  • Profile: DENSO
  • Profile: Rockwell

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
  • 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: Procurement model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • FANUC – Key information dashboard
  • YASKAWA – Key information dashboard
  • KUKA – Key information dashboard
  • ABB – Key information dashboard
  • DENSO – Key information dashboard
  • Rockwell – 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.


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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