Overview

The Cushioning Supplies procurement report contains data and analysis of current and future trends when buying goods and services. IBISWorld’s in-depth procurement research is always presented in a logical and consistent format for easy reference throughout a company. The Cushioning Supplies Procurement Research Report contains growth forecasts for a three-year outlook period and supplier profit benchmarks so your company can make the right purchasing decision.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Cushioning Supplies - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of cushioning supplies has been decreasing at an estimated annualized 1.5%. Plastic materials and resin, which are derived from crude oil and are key inputs for producing cushioning supplies, have been falling in price as a result of declining oil prices. High competition has also compelled suppliers to lower prices to attract buyers, and falling...

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Cushioning Supplies - Total Cost of Ownership

On average, total cost of ownership for cushioning supplies is low, but can vary. Additional purchases include supplementary shipping materials. Buyers typically have to purchase a variety of packaging containers, such as boxes, to encase the primary good and the cushioning supplies; containers are typically inexpensive, but some buyers will choose to purchase sturdier containers, which are more...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of packaging and cushioning materials. Suppliers provide packing peanuts, protective foam, bubble wrap and air-filled packing materials. Key buyers include packaging specialists, such as FedEx, goods manufacturers and businesses. This report excludes molded fiber packaging, shredded paper, and other mailing tubes and accessories.

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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