Key findings: Water and sewer utilities
This water and sewer utilities market 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, strategic sourcing, and procurement best practices that will help buyers to boost their supply market performance.
An increasing rate of industrial activities and urbanization is resulting in the rapid depletion of freshwater resources which is currently turning into the disposal pit for wastewater produced from industrial processes, agriculture, and sewage. This has stirred the concerns of the population at large who are now adopting water treatment applications to replenish the depleting freshwater resources. This is expected to continue accelerating the category spend momentum during the forecast period. However, the possibility of increasing fuel and energy costs will add to the supplier’s operational expenditure which is finally borne by buyers. In this market, pricing strategies tend to be dynamic across the geographies because the price quoted by the service providers are based on quality, taxes, inflation, and geographical location.
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This water and sewer utilities market research report offers the cost-benefit analysis of various factors that are impacting the supplier cost structure in different regions. This will inform buyers with significant insights to devise pricing strategies that are specific to the dynamics of the global and regional markets. For an optimal and cost-effective category procurement, this report highlights the strategic sourcing objectives, supplier selection criteria, procurement best practices, and among others.
Insights offered in this water and sewer utilities sourcing and procurement report under utilities category will help the buyers understand:
- Global spend potential for a period of 2018-2023
- Supplier cost breakup
- Strategic sourcing objectives and supplier selection criteria
- Critical cost drivers that are impacting pricing strategies
Analyze the global category spend for water and sewer utilities
Based on usage, the global water and sewer utilities market is segmented into industrial and commercial usage. Out of these segments, the industrial water treatment services segment finds its extensive applications across end-user sectors which are petrochemicals, agriculture, oil and gas, power generation, refineries, mining, construction, food and beverages, steel manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals processing industries. This is propelling the category spend growth rate to a significant extent. The commercial water treatment services segment accredits its growth to the mushrooming restaurants, commercial complexes, and fast food outlets. Regular activities from these sectors are resulting in the depletion of freshwater resources.
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This water and sewer utilities market research report offers coverage of:
- Regional and global spend opportunities
- Spend dynamics on a global and regional level
- Category pricing strategies and spend growth potential
Optimize category spend for water and sewer utilities
Achieving sustainability goals while optimizing the procurement expenditure must be an integral part of the buyer’s pricing strategies. This report advises buyers to adopt the GPP criteria which refer to the inclusion of green initiatives in the public tender documents aimed at creating a balance between environmental performance and cost considerations. This will aid buyers to comply with the environmental norms while saving costs during category procurement.
This water and sewer utilities market research report also offers coverage of:
- Pricing strategies to identify cost-saving opportunities
- Strategic sourcing insights and supply chain margins
- Technology-facilitated procurement metrics
- Supply market competitiveness and factors influencing buyer power
Assess category spend for the US region
Initiatives taken across the US to replace the conventional water and sewer systems will offer ample growth opportunities for all the global and regional category service providers in the region. The concerned authorities are expected to pump in atleast USD1 trillion of investment to replace the equipment. The suppliers will assist the renovation project by providing new technological innovations such as ultra-membrane filtration, which will boost the viability of the category, thereby; accelerating the spend momentum in the region.
Additional information offered in this water and sewer utilities sourcing and procurement report will help buyers analyze:
- Category spend in the US
- Supplier cost structure in the US
- Margins of suppliers and category cost drivers
Build strategies for effective supplier selection
Evaluating suppliers based on their technical leverage, especially when it comes to achieving the sustainability goals, is one of the crucial supplier selection criteria. In addition, the quality of water and efficiency of sludge removal depends on the type of technologies used for the process.
This water and sewer utilities market research report identifies the major costs incurred by suppliers and provides additional information on:
- Key supplier selection criteria
- Service level agreements and US supplier market ecosystem
- Total cost of ownership and category risks
Devise effective category management strategies for water and sewer utilities
Category managers must ensure absolute compliance with all the category-related regulations to avoid costly litigations that will cost their brand reputation. In the water and sewer utilities market, category managers must engage with suppliers that implement zero liquid discharge strategy and utilize renewable energy sources.
Key insights offered in this water and sewer utilities sourcing and procurement will help the buyers identify:
- Category risks and strategies to mitigate them
- Major supplier and buyer KPIs
- Threat of new substitutes and availability of new suppliers
Design strategies based on regional spend data
Europe is set to modernize its existing water and sewer utilities infrastructure will augment the category growth prospects in the region. The prevalence of a highly competitive water and sewer utilities market in Europe is compelling the service providers to cater to buyer’s requirements at reduced rates. The rise in demand for potable water will drive the category spend momentum in APAC.
To estimate the regional spend potential, this water and sewer utilities market research report considers geographies such as:
- North America
- South America
Information on the top water and sewer utilities suppliers, insights into pricing strategies, supplier selection criteria, and strategic sourcing objectives are offered in this market research report to aid buyers in improving their supply market performance. Download a free sample to access the report’s complete scope of coverage.
Key Features of Report
Procurement Best Practices
Cost Saving Opportunities
Supplier Capability Matrix
Water and Sewer Utilities - Category Spend Analysis
According to SpendEdge analysts, one of the key growth contributors for the global water and sewer utilities market is the declining freshwater sources increases the demand for desalination and other water treatment technologies led by an increase in focus toward water reclamation.
Water and Sewer Utilities – Procurement Best Practices
Buyers must engage with suppliers that can make use of PBCs to mitigate non-revenue water challenges. Buyers need to identify suppliers using separate sewer system that utilizes a network of underground sewers for collecting waste water and opening drains to collect storm water.
Water and Sewer Utilities - Procurement Challenges
Based on the analysis in this report, a major procurement pain point experienced by the buyers is the suspension of operations due to sewer force main failures. SpendEdge’s procurement specialists predict that the buyers should engage with suppliers that can use adoption of visual inspection measures to identify external conditions such as corrosive soil.