Overview

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

In the three years to 2017, the average price of relays has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 0.4%. Price growth has primarily been the result of stronger demand, while falling input costs have helped keep relay prices in check.Relays are used in a number of different applications by a variety of downstream industries. As such, demand for relays is influenced by the performance of...

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Relays - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for relays is low. Relays are made out of durable materials that make them resistant to corrosion and damage; however, different metal inputs have varying levels of resistance to corrosion. For example, copper is generally more resistant to moisture and corrosion than aluminum, which means buyers will incur fewer repair and maintenance expenses down the road.Other...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of relays. Relays are electrically operated switches. Most relays are composed of an electromagnet that, when displacing a current, pulls another magnet in an adjacent electric system to complete that circuit. By managing the electromagnet, users can control whether the circuit is open or closed, making it an electrical switch. Relays are commonly used for digital signal amplification and logic functions, among other uses. Relays come in a variety of different types, such as latching, reed, solid-state, Buchholz, ratchet, coaxial, automotive and digital protective relays. This report includes contactors, but  does not include mechanical switches or circuit breakers.

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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