Overview

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 Railroad Track procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during 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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Railroad Track - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of railroad track has been declining at an estimated annualized rate of 1.0%, primarily as a result of falling steel prices. Although declining market prices generally benefit buyers, high price volatility has limited buyers’ advantage by making it harder for them to negotiate discounts and budget accurately for purchases.The primary driver behind price...

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Railroad Track - Total Cost of Ownership

Railroad track carries a low total cost of ownership. The annual cost of keeping railroad track in working order is around 18.0% of the original purchase price. This includes the installation and upkeep cost, such as the wages, materials, supplies and services required to properly maintain the track. A low total cost of ownership is beneficial to buyers during the initial negotiating phase...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of railroad track. Suppliers manufacture, fabricate and distribute steel rail, crossties, ballast, joints, switches and track accessories. Some suppliers also provide track construction services, although this report does not cover installation services. All other railroad products and services are excluded from this report, including locomotives and rail transportation 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
 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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