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Variable Message Signage Procurement Research Report | Published: Jun 2014

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Variable Message Signage: Procurement Research Report Highlights

Benchmark Price RFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
3-year Price Forecast Supply Chain Analysis
Supplier Intelligence Sample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Variable Message Signage procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Variable Message Signage, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.

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Price Forecast & Benchmarking
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Profit Benchmark
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Price Change 14-17
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Variable Message Signage - Recent Price Trend

The price of variable message signs is estimated to fall at an average annual rate of 0.6% in the three years to 2013, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recent price declines have been a result of declining input costs and decreased government expenditure on transportation, and these price decline have had a very positive effect on buyer power.Prior to the recession, as... purchase to read more

Variable Message Signage - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of variable message signage is moderate in relation to the benchmark price, and it varies considerably based on the size and type of sign. Portable signs tend to be far less costly in terms of maintenance and upkeep, and they do not require the extremely high cost of installation. According to the cost database of the United States Department of Transportation Research and... purchase to read more


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This report is intended to assist buyers of variable message signage products for use in the transportation industry. These products include a wide range of LED-based displays for road management, parking and aviation applications. Variable message signs are most commonly used to direct traffic and provide information to motorists, and they can be permanent or portable. Variable message signs can be purchased direct from manufacturers or from a variety of resellers.

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