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Bearings in the US - Procurement Research Report

Bearings Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of bearings intended for industrial use. Bearings, which are typically comprised of balls or rollers, are machine components that constrain motion between moving parts in order to minimize friction and facilitate a specific type of movement. Varieties of bearings include flanged, radial and wheel bearings. Buyers include manufacturers, including aerospace and automobile manufacturers, as well as oil and gas producers. Suppliers include manufacturers and distributors. This report does not include the procurement of wheels or pivots.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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