IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Bulk Food-Grade Transportation Services procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
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doneSupplier Intelligence
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Bulk Food-Grade Transportation Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of bulk food-grade transportation services has grown at a slow average annual rate of about 0.7%. Recent growth in consumer spending and the number of businesses indicates increased demand for food products from consumers and a boost in the size of this market’s customer base. Such growth has enabled suppliers to charge more for their services because they do...


Bulk Food-Grade Transportation Services - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership is low for bulk food-grade trucking services. Shipping contracts specify the additional charges that carriers can apply, and as such, no direct hidden costs are associated with this market’s services. Demurrage is the additional charge that is most likely to affect buyers. Demurrage fees are applied when a truck must be detained beyond the free time stipulated in the...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of bulk food-grade transportation services. Suppliers of these services transport a variety of dry and liquid bulk food-grade products, including milk, wine, cooking oils, grains, sweeteners, juices and vinegar. Suppliers in this market are also called carriers, and buyers are also called shippers. This market excludes national transportation services, rail shipping and waterborne shipping services.

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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