Overview

If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Filing Cabinets procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Filing Cabinets, 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.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Filing Cabinets - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of filing cabinets has been increasing at an estimated average annual rate of 1.8% due primarily to fluctuating input costs and overall strong market demand. The world price of steel has been particularly inconsistent throughout the past three years, and suppliers have been prompted to raise prices to cover any sudden increases. However, other input...

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Filing Cabinets - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for filing cabinets is low. Filing cabinets are products with a long lifespan, often more than 20 years provided the cabinets are not subjected to unsupported file loads or other environmental hazards such as water or fire. Buyers can consider purchasing accessories such as file dividers or file rails for hanging folders, but those costs are minimal compared with the...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of filing cabinets, which are used to organize paper documents in file folders. Office furniture manufacturers, furniture wholesalers and retailers are the primary suppliers of commercial filing cabinets. While filing cabinets can be made from wood or metal, this report primarily focuses on the latter due to their widespread use by key buyers, including government agencies and businesses. This report excludes server racks and cabinets, as well as all other types of commercial furniture.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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