If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Office Furniture Systems procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Office Furniture Systems, 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

Office Furniture Systems - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, office furniture system prices have been rising at an estimated average annual rate of 0.9% to reach about $2,000 per system. Due to the long and useful life of office furniture, demand tends to ebb and flow based on the economic climate. As economic activity has picked up, so has activity in key buying segments, including the healthcare sector and the education...


Office Furniture Systems - Total Cost of Ownership

Buyers face a moderate total cost of ownership (TCO) when purchasing office furniture systems. Typically, buyers apply a 10-year, straight-line depreciation schedule to the purchase of the system, spreading the cost evenly throughout the period. Because systems are built from sturdy materials, such as steel and hardwood, and do not experience harsh use that would lead to substantial wear or tear,...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of office furniture systems for a business or commercial office setting. Office furniture systems, of which cubicles are the most well-known, are bundles of work surfaces, shelves, panels and other items sold in a package for furnishing offices. Such systems include desks or workstations, cubicle walls and desk extensions. This report does not cover office seating, standalone storage units or filing cabinets, nor does it cover home office desk systems.

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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