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Variable Message Signage


ProcurementIQ’s Variable Message Signage 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 Variable Message Signage 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

Variable Message Signage - Recent Price Trend

The price trend of variable message signs has been almost flat in the three years to 2018, with prices falling at an annualized rate of 0.2%. While prices have fluctuated slightly from year to year, the trend has, on average, had a low degree of volatility, which indicates that sharp price spikes or drops are unlikely. As a result, buyers have been more capable of accurately budgeting for.

Variable Message Signage - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of variable message signage is moderate in relation to the benchmark price on average, but it varies considerably based on the size and type of sign. Portable signs tend to be far less costly in terms of maintenance and upkeep, and they do not require the extremely high cost of installation. According to the cost database of the US Department of Transportation Research and.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of variable message signage products for use in the transportation sector. These products include a wide range of LED-based displays for road management, parking and aviation applications. Variable message signs are most commonly used to relay messages that direct traffic and provide information to motorists and can be permanent or portable. Variable message signs, sometimes referred to as dynamic message signs, can be purchased directly from manufacturers or from a variety of resellers. This report excludes signage intended for advertising or commercial use, as well as video displays for sports arenas and fields.

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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