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Hoses & Hose Fittings in the US - Procurement Research Report

Hoses & Hose Fittings Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of hoses and hose fittings. Hoses are flexible tubes designed to carry fluids or gases from one location to another. This report focuses on industrial applications of hoses and hose fittings, such as construction, mining, manufacturing and agricultural equipment, but also includes standard hose applications like irrigation equipment. Hose types in the report include hydraulic, tough and air. Hose fittings in this report include couplings, adapters, tees and quick connect fittings. Key suppliers of market products include manufacturers and wholesalers while key buyers consist of home improvement stores and industrial manufacturers. This report does not include medical tubing, safety valves or automotive hoses.


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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