Global Water and Sewer Utilities Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

  • Published: Mar 2019
  • Pages: 106
  • SKU: IRCMSTR11548-1
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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 suppliers 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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Insights delivered

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 buyers 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

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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 buyers 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:

  • APAC
  • MEA
  • Europe
  • 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 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
 

 

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.

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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: Suez Environment
  • Profile: American Water Works
  • Profile: Ecolab
  • Profile: Kurita Water Industries
  • Profile: Xylem
  • Profile: Veolia Environment*

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
  • Suez Environment – Key information dashboard
  • American Water Works – Key information dashboard
  • Ecolab – Key information dashboard
  • Kurita Water Industries – Key information dashboard
  • Xylem – Key information dashboard
  • Veolia Environment – 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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