Global Sheet Metal Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

This procurement report discusses the scopes of growth for this category by conducting a cost analysis of the critical volume drivers that are driving the success of this market. It also offers actionable supply selection insights that will help the buyers in negotiating to procure in competitive sheet metal prices.

  • Published: Nov 2018
  • Pages: 106
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14681
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Sheet metal market overview

Constant strides being made in the industrial sectors coupled with expectation for a better living of the global urban population is ensuring the substantial growth of the sheet metal market. However, after working in close quarters with the leading names in this market, it has been observed that several internal, as well as external factors, are thwarting the business dreams of potential investors in this market. This procurement intelligence report is the go-to-guide to all the potential investors to tackle such potential challenges and leverage the best of the market. According to this procurement market analysis report, while increasing demand for customized sheet metals will contribute towards the category growth, increasing stringency of regulatory laws, and category price volatility pose serious threats for the category growth during the forecast period. This procurement report also offers detailed insights into the supply market and identifies the key category growth drivers to help the buyers procure in the best sheet metal prices.

Why should you buy the report?

This procurement market research report has evaluated the current condition of the sheet metal market and has made suitable recommendations for all the potential investors in this market. From the perspective of the suppliers, this procurement market research report has highlighted certain segments of this category that will help them in increasing sales. From the perspective of the buyers, this procurement market research report has offered detailed information on the category pricing strategies to help them achieve cost-savings. The report also offers a coverage of the sustainability practices and the risk management/mitigation strategies to improve category spend.

Key insights offered in this procurement market research report will help the buyers:

  • Understand the spend potential within the sheet metal market
  • Assess the supply chain margins
  • Analyze the global and regional spend opportunity
  • Compare pricing models

Understand the global category spend on sheet metal market 

According to this report, which is a part of SpendEdges metals and mining category, increasing applications of this category for interior designing activities and embellishment of architectural elements will drive the category spend growth rate to a significant extent.

Additional insights offered in this procurement market analysis report include:

  • Global spend on sheet metal for the period of 2017-2022
  • Category hierarchy map
  • Category pricing strategies
  •  Buyer and the supplier ecosystem

 Optimize category spend for the sheet metal market

This market is characterized with highly volatile sheet metal prices owing to insufficient production capability of the suppliers, volatility in raw material prices, and geopolitical issues. In order to tackle such challenges, the buyers must insist on the inclusion of a clause in the contract where the supplier agrees to share the cost savings achieved during their manufacturing process.

This procurement market analysis report also offers a coverage of:

  • Strategic sustainability practices suited to the sheet metal market
  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Major category enablers

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Understand the sheet metal supply landscape

Handling and packaging of the sheet metals constitute integral parts of the procurement process and are also some of the essential criteria to select the most pertinent suppliers. On that note, a supplier is expected to have appropriate material handling materials such as forklifts, conveyors, cranes, hoists, manipulators, and industrial trucks to reduce the risk of damaging the metal.

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

  • Suppliers positioning strategy
  • Supplier evaluation criteria
  • Supplier ecosystem outlook

 Build effective category management strategies for the sheet metal market

Considering the nature of the sheet metal market, it is imperative that the category managers give prime importance to minimization of ad hoc purchases as inefficient ad hoc management will increase overall production cost. The category managers are advised to implement demand forecasting methods during the forecast period to limit such instances.

Key insights offered in this procurement intelligence report on sheet metal will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional category risks involved in the sheet metal market
  • Strategic sourcing metrics
  • Market environment score


An analysis of the top suppliers, sheet metal prices, and the best negotiation levers are offered in this procurement report on the sheet metal market.

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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: BlueScope
  • Profile: Tata Steel
  • Profile:  Nucor
  • Profile: United States Steel
  • Profile: Alcoa

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: Procurement model
  • Category enablers: Technology
  • RFx questions
  • Phase I RFI considerations
  • SLA terms
  • Supplier performance benchmarking criteria
  • Supplier operational capability matrix
  • Supplier positioning matrix
  • BlueScope – Key information dashboard
  • Tata Steel – Key information dashboard
  • Nucor – Key information dashboard
  • United States Steel – Key information dashboard
  • Alcoa – Key information dashboard
  • NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL – 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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