IBISWorld’s Back & Joint Protective Equipment Procurement Research Report offers purchasing insight into the Back & Joint Protective Equipment market. Our analysis dissects pricing trends and the supply chain, including highlighting key suppliers and their financial benchmarks. The report also provides key pieces of take-away intelligence, such as negotiation question preparation and a buying decision scorecard, which includes factors weighted according to their importance in the decision-making process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Back & Joint Protective Equipment - Recent Price Trend

The average price for back and joint protective equipment has been trending upward at an estimated annualized rate of 1.0% in the three years to 2017. Although surging business activity among major downstream markets has spurred demand for protective equipment, falling raw material prices have tempered price growth during the period. Moreover, fierce market competition has held product prices in...


Back & Joint Protective Equipment - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for back and joint protective equipment is estimated to be low. Because most personal safety products come complete and ready to use, buyers do not require additional installation services or other products to complete product functionality. Buyers typically also face minimal maintenance costs during the useful life of protective equipment. The average useful...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of back supports and braces. Such devices are used to treat or prevent back injuries and include backrests, lumbar cushions and protectors and back belts to support lifting heavy objects. This report excludes surgical implants and orthopedic products such as hip and knee replacement 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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