Sheet Metal in the US - Procurement Research Report

Sheet Metal Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of sheet metal, which is produced in an industrial process that forms raw metal into thin, flat pieces. Sheet metal is used in a variety of applications, including automobile and aerospace manufacturing and construction. Suppliers include primary metal manufacturers, specialty sheet metal producers and distributors. Buyers include manufacturers, especially automobile manufacturers, and construction firms.


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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