Forklifts in the US - Procurement Research Report


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Forklifts Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of forklifts. Forklifts are small industrial vehicles with power-operated pronged platforms that can be raised or lowered to move materials. Forklifts are a type of industrial truck and include truck-type pallet movers, forklift stackers, straddle carriers, boom lifts, and loading and engine hoists. Suppliers of forklifts include manufacturers, as well as dealers and wholesalers. Buyers of forklifts include construction firms, manufacturers, transportation companies and warehousing companies. This report focuses only on new forklifts (i.e. not rentals or used forklifts) and excludes overhead cranes, conveyors and elevators. Also, this report does not include self-propelled forklifts, manual forklifts or forklift attachments.


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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