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Material Handling Services


ProcurementIQ’s Material Handling Services Procurement Research Report provides the latest price data and the factors underpinning price movements, such as input costs and external demand drivers. The report identifies the leading suppliers of Material Handling Services and offers a strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the way the procurement market works. Data forecasts also accompany our analysis so your company can make purchasing decisions with confidence.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Material Handling Services - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2018, the price of material handling services has been growing at an estimated annualized rate of 2.3% to reach $194 per hour. Growth in demand has supported recent price increases. The extent of price growth has been mitigated, however, by the market’s high level of price-based competition. Also, low price volatility has allowed buyers to budget for future expenses.

Material Handling Services - Total Cost of Ownership

This market’s total cost of ownership is moderate. The primary additional cost that buyers incur is waiting time charges, which are applied if material handling services are scheduled but the cargo has not yet arrived. Such fees cost about the same as the originally scheduled hourly charge for the labor or equipment.A secondary additional cost stems from suboptimal work performed by the vendor.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of material handling services. Material handling services include the movement, storage, protection and control of goods within or between buildings and vehicles. These services include manual and automated freight loading and unloading, conveyance and sortation, and weighing services for containerized, palletized and bulk cargo shipped by trucks, ships, barges, trains and planes. Material handling services are typically a single core competency of third-party logistics providers that offer a suite of services. However, this report does not encompass all offerings of third-party logistics providers, such as long-distance shipping, order fulfillment or supply chain management.

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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