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FMCG Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Survey August 2018-January 2019

FMCG Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Survey August 2018-January 2019

Summary

GlobalData’s FMCG Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Survey August 2018-January 2019, examines executives’ opinions on business outlook and procurement activities. Organizations can find out about key business priorities, changes in capital expenditure, global emerging and developed markets, procurement practices, and key information on organizations’ digital transformation strategies and their investment in emerging technologies. Additionally, it provides information categorized by region and company type.

The highest percentages of FMCG industry executives identify new product development and expanding in the current market as the foremost priorities of FMCG enterprises over the next six months. Moreover, the US and China - which are the leading developed and emerging markets, respectively -are expected to offer significant growth prospects to the FMCG sector. While companies are facing critical challenges such as rising competition, market uncertainty, and pricing pressure, 58% of respondents anticipate a rise in M&A activities within the global FMCG industry over the next six months as a means of countering these challenges. Additionally, two-thirds of FMCG industry executives project a significant or moderate increase in supplier prices over the next six months. The survey also reveals that customer engagement has the highest scope of digital transformation within FMCG enterprises. APIs & digital platforms and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the key emerging technologies most expected to gain investment within the industry over the next two years.

What else does this report offer?

  • Key business priorities: examines FMCG companies’ important priorities for August 2018-January 2019
  • Emerging and developed markets: provides information about key emerging and developed markets that are expected to offer significant growth over the next six months
  • Change in M&A activity: analyzes FMCG industry executives’ opinions on changes in merger and acquisition activities globally
  • Business concerns: identifies major business concerns that are likely to impact manufacturers/producers and suppliers
  • Change in firm’s capital expenditure: tracks the changes expected to occur in capital expenditure towards different areas of the company
  • Change in procurement activities, and resources and objectives: evaluates what percentage of change will occur in a company’s procurement activities and how its resources and objectives will shift over the next six months
  • Procurement budget and expenditure outlook: projects procurement budget allocation and how expenditure will change on average over the next six months within the FMCG industry
  • Supplier prices outlook: anticipates the changes in supplier prices that will occur within the global FMCG market over the next six months
  • Organizations’ digital transformation strategies and outlook: identifies executives’ perspectives towards the scope, barriers, and essentials of digital transformation within the FMCG sector
  • Investment towards emerging technology: determines the technologies expected to gain increased investment among FMCG companies over the next two years.
Scope
  • New product development, expanding in current market, and improving operational efficiency are the top three priorities for the FMCG companies over the next six months
  • The majority of respondents anticipate an increase or significant increase in the number of M&A activities within the global FMCG industry over the next six months
  • Locating lower-cost sources of supply and pursuing joint-cost reduction efforts with selected suppliers are the industry’s key procurement resources and objectives during August 2018-January 2019
  • The majority of respondents expect an increase or significant increase in the number of procurements activities around both capital equipment purchases and IT services over the next six months
  • Overall, 36% of respondents predict their companies' global procurement budget to exceed US$1 million during August 2018-January 2019
  • Business innovation and operations enablement and innovation are expected to have the highest scope of digital transformation within the FMCG industry.
Reasons to buy
  • The report highlights the key business priorities, thus helping FMCG companies to realign their business strategy
  • Provides an understanding of key emerging and developed markets for the global FMCG industry - develop or adjust business expansion plans by gaining insights into the potential growth offering market
  • Helps FMCG companies make informed decisions by providing information on the mergers and acquisitions within the market and by presenting executives’ views on the global M&A trend
  • Gives analysis on global FMCG procurement budget expenditure and provides information on how procurement resources and objectives will change within the FMCG sector during Aug 2018-Jan 2019
  • Helps companies develop their digital transformation strategy by identifying the scope, challenges, and essentials of digital transformation within the FMCG industry.


Introduction
Definitions
Methodology and sample size
Respondent profile
Global Business Outlook in August 2018-January 2019
Strategic business priorities
Emerging & developed markets with significant growth potential
Mergers and acquisition (M&A)
Views and opinion on M&A in their words
Leading business concerns
Capital expenditure projections
Procurement Behaviors and Strategies
Potential changes in procurement resources and objectives
Procurement activity outlook in key areas
Global procurement budget projections
Planned change in procurement expenditure
Supplier prices outlook
Digital Transformation and Emerging Technology
Outlook and scope of Digital transformation
Barriers and essentials for successful digital transformation
Investment outlook for emerging technologies
About GlobalData
List of Figures
Figure 1: Organizations‘ Top Priorities - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 2: Organizations‘ Top Five Priorities - By Region
Figure 3: Organizations‘ Top Five Priorities - By Company Types
Figure 4: Emerging and Developed Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - Overall
Figure 5: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Region
Figure 6: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Company Types
Figure 7: Top Five Developed Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Region
Figure 8: Top Five Developed Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Company Types
Figure 9: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 10: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - Regional
Figure 11: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions - By Company Types
Figure 12: Major Concerns for Organizations - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 13: Top Five Major Concerns for Organizations - By Region
Figure 14: Top Five Major Concerns for Organizations - By Company Types
Figure 15: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 16: Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 17: Top Six Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region & Company Types
Figure 18: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 19: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - By Region & Company Types
Figure 20: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - Overall and Regional (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 21: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Company Types
Figure 22: Change in Procurement Expenditure - Overall and Regional (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 23: Change in Procurement Expenditure - By Company Types (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 24: Supplier Prices Outlook - Overall and Regional (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 25: Supplier Prices Outlook - By Company Types (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 26: Digital Transformation Strategy - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 27: Digital Transformation Strategy - By Region
Figure 28: Digital Transformation Strategy - By Company Types
Figure 29: Scope of Digital Transformation - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 30: Scope of Digital Transformation - By Region and Company Types
Figure 31: Barriers to Digital Transformation - Overall, Regional and Company Types (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 32: Success Factors for Digital Transformation - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 33: Success Factors for Digital Transformation - By Region
Figure 33: Success Factors for Digital Transformation - By Company Types
Figure 34: Emerging Technology - Overall (August 2018-January 2019)
Figure 35: Emerging Technology - By Region
Figure 36: Emerging Technology - By Company Types

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