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Defense Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report H1 2016

Defense Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report H1 2016

Summary

Amid growing market uncertainty, decreasing defense expenditure, and rising competition, organizations within the defense industry are planning to increase focus on new products and services, expansion in the current market, and improving operational efficiency. Mergers and acquisitions are expected to increase within the defense industry with emerging markets such as India, Saudi Arabia, and China offering prominent growth opportunities. As organizations intend to increase use of technology, and locate lower cost sources of supply in H1 2016, procurement activities will increase on IT services and MRO activities. Consequently, procurement expenditure for defense organizations is projected to increase by an average of 7% over the next six months. Additionally, 46% of defense industry executives expect supplier prices to increase in the next six months and over one-third of defense industry executives highlighted limited or generalized deployment of e-procurement within their organizations.

Key Findings

The majority of defense organizations will focus on launching new products and services and expansion in the current market over the next six months

The US, Germany, and the UK will present significant growth opportunities during H1 2016

One-third of executives project an increase in mergers and acquisitions in the coming six months

Medium-sized companies foresee more capital expenditure on research and development in H1 2016, compared to small companies

Overall, 29% of executives expect the global procurement budget to remain lower than US$250,000 over the next six months

In total, 22% of respondents with business operations in Asia-Pacific communicated their intention of implementing e-procurement in their organizations

Synopsis

Strategic Defence Intelligence’s Defense Industry Business Outlook and Procurement Report H1 2016 examines executives’ opinion on business outlook and procurement activities over April–September 2016. Organizations can know about key business priorities, supplier price variations, changes in procurement expenditure, and supplier prices with the implementation status of e-procurement of within the defense industry. Additionally, it provides information categorized by region and company type.

What else does this report offer?

Key business priorities: examines defense companies’ important priorities for H1 (April–September) 2016

Emerging and developed markets: provides information about key emerging and developed markets, which will offer the most growth over H1 2016

Change in M&A activity: analyzes defense industry executives’ opinion on changes in merger and acquisition activity globally

Business concerns: identifies major business concerns that are likely to impact defense companies

Change in capital expenditure: tracks the expected change in capital expenditure both globally and regionally across key areas

Budget allocation: examining procurement budget expectations for defense organizations over the next six months

Supplier price outlook: determine the expected change in supplier prices over April–September 2016

E-procurement: identify executives’ perspective towards e-procurement within the defense industry

Reasons To Buy

Highlights key business priorities thus helping defense companies to realign business strategy

Develop or adjust business expansion plans by knowing about significant growth-offering emerging and developed markets

Make changes in procurement budget allocations by analyzing procurement expenditure projections anticipated by executives for April–September 2016

Helps to manage cost by providing information about supplier price expectations for the next six months


Introduction
Definitions
Methodology and sample size
Respondent profile
Global Business Outlook in H1 2016
Strategic business priorities
Emerging markets with significant growth potential
Growth potential for developed markets
Mergers and acquisition
Leading business concerns
Capital expenditure projections
Procurement Behaviors and Strategies
Potential changes in procurement resources and objectives
Procurement activity outlook in key areas
Global procurement budget projections
Planned change in procurement expenditure
Supplier prices outlook
Organizations’ viewpoints on E-procurement
Appendix
List of Figures
Figure 1: Organizations Top Priorities - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 2: Organizations Top Five Priorities - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 3: Organizations Top Five Priorities - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 4: Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 5: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 6: Top Five Emerging Market with Significant Growth Opportunities - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 7: Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 8: Top Five Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 9: Top Five Developing Markets with Prominent Growth Prospects - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 10: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions, Overall and Regional, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 11: Change in Mergers and Acquisitions, By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 12: Major Concerns for Organizations - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 13: Top Five Major Concerns for Organizations - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 14: Top Five Major Concerns for Organizations - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 15: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 16: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 17: Change in Capital Expenditure in Key Areas - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 18: Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 19: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 20: Top Four Procurement Resources and Objectives Expectations - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 21: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 22: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 23: Change in Procurement Activities in Strategic Areas - By Company Types , Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 24: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - Overall and Regional, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 25: Global Procurement Budget Outlook - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 26: Change in Procurement Expenditure - Overall and Regional, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 27: Change in Procurement Expenditure - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 28: Supplier Prices Expectations - Overall, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 29: Supplier Prices Expectations - By Region, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 30: Supplier Prices Expectations - By Company Types, Apr 2016–Sep 2016
Figure 31: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - Overall
Figure 32: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Region
Figure 33: Organizational Perspective on E-Procurement - By Company Types

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