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ProcurementIQ’s Portable Generators 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 Portable Generators 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

Portable Generators - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2018, the price of portable generators has been growing at an estimated annualized rate of 1.7%. This price growth has occurred in response to rising demand from the construction and industrial sectors, as well as higher input costs.In the past three years, the prices of copper and steel, which are manufacturers’ primary material inputs, have been rising. Copper is a key.

Portable Generators - Total Cost of Ownership

Generators are engines, and their fuel and maintenance needs make their total cost of ownership (TCO) high. The cost of fuel depends on run time, fuel type and the generator’s fuel efficiency. For gas, the rule of thumb is one gallon per hour per 10 kilowatts (KW). Portable generators are comparatively small and not designed to be run constantly. Therefore, a 3.5 KW generator that runs eight.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of portable generators. Portable generators supply electricity temporarily at job sites, campsites or homes. These devices usually run off of gasoline; however, natural gas, propane and diesel versions are also available. Portable generators may be conventional models, or they may be inverter generators, which were introduced in the early 2000s. Inverter generators are smaller, lighter, quieter and more fuel efficient than conventional models, but are also more expensive to purchase. While portable generators can be purchased directly through a small number of manufacturers, the majority of buyers make their purchases through wholesalers and retailers.

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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