IBISWorld’s Filing Cabinets Procurement Research Report is a comprehensive guide to purchasing Filing Cabinets. This report offers strategic analysis of the factors influencing purchasing decisions, including price trends and three-year forecasts, input costs and demand factors, along with key suppliers and an analysis of the extended supply chain. Armed with the right procurement intelligence, your company will be able to make educated purchasing decisions.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Filing Cabinets - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2016, the price of filing cabinets has been increasing at an estimated average annual rate of 1.0% due primarily to fluctuating input costs and rising demand from downstream buyers. Although trends in price drivers have been fluctuating during the period, the heavy level of price-based competition in the market has limited the rate at which suppliers have increased...


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 of 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...


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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. Filing cabinets can be made from wood or sheet metal, but this report primarily focuses on metal filing cabinets due to their widespread use in business settings. 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
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 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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