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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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