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Material Handling Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Material Handling Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of material handling services. Material handling services include the movement, storage, protection and control of goods within or between buildings and vehicles. These services include manual and automated freight loading and unloading, conveyance and sortation, and weighing services for containerized, palletized and bulk cargo shipped by trucks, ships, barges, trains and planes. Material handling services are typically a single core competency of third-party logistics providers that offer a suite of services. However, this report does not encompass all offerings of third-party logistics providers, such as long-distance shipping, order fulfillment or supply chain management.


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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