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Global Oxygen Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Global Oxygen Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Global Oxygen Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Procurement research report on the oxygen market provides procurement professionals with up-to-date information about market shifts and potential risks, as well as in-depth knowledge of products and services. This report provides a detailed analysis of the supply market, procurement challenges, and procurement best practices which can help in planning and executing category management activities. It also focuses on the cost-saving aspects of procurement and on providing insights that can lead to optimization of category spend.

Covered in this report

According to procurement analysts at SpendEdge, the healthcare industry extensively uses oxygen for treating various respiratory diseases and in surgical applications. It is also used in the cosmetics industry for providing oxygen therapy to rejuvenate aging skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles. The increased demand for oxygen from the healthcare and cosmetics industries, attributed to factors such as rapidly aging population that is vulnerable to various diseases, increasing in the prevalence of respiratory conditions, and the growing adoption of oxygen therapy is expected to drive the growth of the global oxygen market.

Category driver

According to this procurement research, one of the key procurement challenges faced by buyers is the increasing consolidation in the global market. The supply market of oxygen is consolidated, with the top four suppliers accounting for 70% of the market during 2016. This subsequently reduces the intensity of competition among suppliers. Further, suppliers are increasingly adopting various strategies such as partnerships, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and spin-offs. In addition, leading suppliers in the market are increasingly using proprietary technologies and patented production process. These factors are reducing the bargaining power of buyers and subsequently affecting cost and availability of oxygen.

Solutions can be categorized into:

Based on the product type, oxygen can be categorized into:

Liquid Oxygen: Manufactured through cryogenic distillation, suppliers prefer liquid oxygen as they can save on storage space easing the transportation process

Gaseous Oxygen: Oxygen is used in a gaseous form with uses in the manufacturing of steel, life support systems, and oxy-acetylene torches.

Solid Oxygen: Although not used in many applications currently, studies are being carried out to explore its usage in life support systems and rocket propulsion systems


PART 1: CATEGORY AT A GLANCE
TAKEAWAY 01 | Market Overview
TAKEAWAY 02 | Demand and Supply Snapshot
TAKEAWAY 03 | Key Market Dynamics
TAKEAWAY 04 | Supply Market Highlights
TAKEAWAY 05 | Pricing Insights
TAKEAWAY 06 | Procurement Insights
PART 2: SCOPE OF THE REPORT
Category Definition
Research Methodology
PART 3: MARKET INSIGHTS
Category Spend Analysis
Category Maturity by Regions
Demand-Supply Shifts
Regional Demand-Supply Snapshot
Global Oxygen Production Hubs
Market Developments
Regional Impact of Trends
Key Category Growth Drivers and Corresponding Regional Impacts
Major Category Growth Constraints and Corresponding Regional Impacts
Key Current Technological Innovations
Major Regulatory Frameworks
Strategic Sustainability Practices
Porter’s Five Forces
PESTLE Analysis
PART 4: SUPPLY MARKET INSIGHTS
Supplier Operational Capability Matrix
Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Operational Capability Matrix
Supplier Functional Capability Matrix
Other Prominent Suppliers by Region: Functional Capability Matrix
Key Clients/Partners
Supplier Cost Breakup
Supplier Positioning Matrix
PART 5: PRICING INSIGHTS
Pricing Models Snapshot
Pricing Models - Pros and Cons
Indicative Pricing
PART 6: PROCUREMENT INSIGHTS
Major Category Requirements
Major Procurement Pain Points
Category Sourcing Evolution Matrix
Procurement Best Practices
Cost-saving Opportunities
Supplier Selection Criteria
Category Negotiation Strategies
SLA Terms
Supplier Evaluation Criteria
Category Risk Analysis
PART 7: TOP FIVE SUPPLIERS
Air Liquide
Linde
Air Products
Praxair
TAIYO NIPPON
PART 8: APPENDIX
Glossary
Key Notes
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