Global Transformers Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

This transformers procurement research report offers a competitive analysis of the major volume and cost drivers that assert a significant impact on the growth of the transformers market. Categorization of this transformers market based on its demand across regions and several consumer segments, and supply market forecasts will offer the necessary insights into the potential and the existing investors in the market.

  • Published: Nov 2018
  • Pages: 109
  • SKU: IRCMSTR14714-1
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Key findings: Transformers

The changing socio-economic outlook of the world is paving the way for the exponential growth of several industries for the long run. Banking on such global economic development, this market is exhibiting promises of substantial growth. According to this market intelligence report, rapid industrialization is leading to an increase in the focus on power transmission and distribution infrastructure in developing nations. This, in turn, is spurring the demand of the transformers. This procurement market intelligence report also offers supply market forecasts, total pricing outlook, and identifies the key cost drivers to help the buyers reduce spend.

Insights delivered

This market intelligence report serves as a repository of analytical information drawn from extensive research conducted on the core and peripheral market. Apart from highlighting the macro- and micro-economic influencers, this procurement research report also highlights the key strategies that are being leveraged to survive in this competitive market. This report also offers detailed information on the category pricing strategies to help the buyers achieve cost-savings. In this market intelligence report, the category spend is analyzed from the perspective of the buyers and the suppliers.

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

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

Analyze the global category spend for transformers 


This market intelligence report, which is a part of the utilities portfolio, projects an accelerating category spend during the forecast period. This growth rate can be attributed to factors like the increasing demand of the power transformers sector that accounts for a major market share. Moreover, this report states that the increasing number of smart grid electrification projects across the globe will further accelerate the category growth rate.

Additional insights offered in this market intelligence report include:

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


Optimize category spend for transformers 


There is no doubt about the fact that implementing the LCCS strategy in this market will result in reduced procurement cost. However, there are high chances that the buyers end up purchasing sub-standard products that will impact product performance and the requirement for frequent product replacements. As a result, the buyers have to be well aware of the sourcing and procurement strategies employed by suppliers. This includes steps taken to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality raw materials such as steel, CRGO steel, and copper, and the locations from where suppliers source these products.

This transformers procurement research report also offers a coverage of:

  • Strategic sustainability practices
  • Supplier and the buyer KPIs
  • Major category enablers


Analyze the regional spend potential


The increasing proliferation of railway expansion projects will increase the demand for traction transformers in APAC. Electrification of the rural areas and rapid industrialization will also add to this regions global market share. North America is set to experience a gradual acceleration of the category spend momentum because of the procurement of modern transformers for the replacement of conventional transformers in the region.

This market intelligence report offers an overall spend analysis and segments the total spend according to various geographies, which include:

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

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Analyze the transformers supply landscape


An appropriate selection of a supplier plays a key role in assessing the buyers total cost of ownership. On that note, it is recommended that while partnering with a supplier, the buyers should assess the maintenance costs, reliability of transformers, lifespan of the product, and energy standards followed by the transformers that are future proof.

This market 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 transformers 


A major category requirement for the buyers is to partner with suppliers who offer energy-efficient innovations such as AMTs that will result in a significant reduction of energy losses in the transmission and distribution of power.

Key insights offered in this transformers market intelligence report will help the buyers identify:

  • Global and regional category risks 
  • Strategic sourcing metrics
  • Market environment score


Identify major category enablers


Implementation of the center-led procurement model offers buyers with the flexibility to customize the procurement process in accordance with the unique dynamics of their region while simultaneously ensuring consistency in quality. Center-led procurement includes a hybrid strategy, where planning and decision-making may be conducted at a centralized level, involving regional heads in the decision-making process. Execution in this case either takes place at regional or local levels to minimize category management complexities.

This transformers procurement research report also offers a comprehensive overview of the procurement organization models and provides an overview of:

  • Centralized models
  • Center-led/ Partially center-led models
  • Decentralized models
  • Coordinated models

This market intelligence report also identifies the top five suppliers and highlights best practices for supply chain management, spend analysis insights, and the procurement best practices to help the buyers identify cost-saving opportunities.

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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: Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Profile: Siemens
  • Profile: ABB
  • Profile: TOSHIBA
  • Profile: Mitsubishi Electric
  • Profile: Hitachi

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
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries – Key information dashboard
  • Siemens – Key information dashboard
  • ABB – Key information dashboard
  • TOSHIBA – Key information dashboard
  • Mitsubishi Electric – Key information dashboard
  • Hitachi – 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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