Overview

IBISWorld’s Flexible Packaging procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Flexible Packaging to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Flexible Packaging - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of flexible packaging has been falling at an estimated average annual rate of 1.8% primarily due to falling input costs. The price of plastic materials and resin, the main components used in production, has been falling sharply due to declines in the prices of oil and natural gas. Moreover, supplier spending on wages as a proportion of total revenue has been...

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Flexible Packaging - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for flexible packaging is low. Buyers do not typically have to invest in additional goods with flexible packaging because the packaging should be able to protect the primary product independently. There are very few disposal costs because consumers, or end users, of the primary product dispose of the flexible packaging once the product no longer needs the protective...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of flexible packaging. Flexible packaging is used to enclose and protect products for distribution, storage and retail purposes, and is characterized by its malleability. When employed, flexible packaging often resembles a sealed pouch. Flexible packaging is most commonly made out of plastic but it is sometimes made from paper or foil. This report focuses on flexible packaging made out of plastic. Common buyers of flexible packaging include food manufacturers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers. This report does not include cushioning supplies or plastic crates.

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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