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Cement in the US - Procurement Research Report

Cement Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of cement. Cement is a powder composed of various minerals and other components that harden when combined with water; it is commonly used as a building material. There are a number of different types of cement available to buyers, including Portland cement, as well as various blends of masonry and mortar cement. Buyers can purchase cement in bulk or in individual bags from manufacturers and wholesalers, which are the main suppliers in the market. Typical buyers of cement include construction firms, tool and hardware wholesalers, concrete manufacturers and oil and gas extraction firms. This report excludes lime, which is a component of cement, and concrete.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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