Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs Market Procurement Intelligence Report

A buying guide for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs category – enriched with research on Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement spend patterns, Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs pricing intelligence, market dynamics and top suppliers of Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs.


This report on global Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs category is part of a larger series of reports on global Engineering Components market. The scope of Engineering Components spans multiple categories and is typically identified as a procurement category that includes all spend related to the provision of components related to the operation of industrial and engineering services, including electrical components, machine parts, manufacturing components and structural products.

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Strategic Sourcing Guide to Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs Procurement


The market for Engineering Components and its sub-segments such as Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs are at an interesting intersection. Volatility in the prices of key inputs is creating multiple issues that impact procurement within Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs category such as benchmarking and budgeting of the procurement costs.

Markets across the globe are reeling under shortage of professionals and workforce that have relevant skills and training. Minimum wages and stringent regulations are compelling suppliers to increase their employee expenses which are expected to have an inflationary impact on buyers' procurement cost.

Technology is improving productivity and creating fresh demand. Convergence of data science, automation tools, 3D printing, robotics, AI and big data has opened up multiple possibilities to better serve customers at a lower operational cost.

Trends like these and many others discussed in this report are necessitating a relook at the way Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs is procured and the procurement cost saving opportunities that exist.

Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs Procurement Best Practices

Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement best practices are moving towards a level of sophistication which is typically seen in traditional procurement categories. Category managers now have an attractive opportunity to adapt the best practices seen within this category as well as those being leveraged in other non-related categories. This report summarizes the best practices picked from across multiple categories that could work well for category managers involved with Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement strategy.

For example, Buyers should engage with suppliers that have recycling capability. Recycling capability of the suppliers will lower their production costs which will be passed on to buyers. Additionally, the recycling capability will contribute in furthering the sustainability goals of the buyers' organization.

Buyers should engage with suppliers that have adopted a global delivery model as it reduces buyers' risk. In this model, any disaster/emergency at any operating facility of supplier will result in the work being transferred to a different facility, thereby ensuring continuity of the project and reduced risk for buyers. This model also provides buyers access to skilled labor from across the globe, thereby improving the quality of engineering products provided by the supplier.

Buyers must have a clear understanding of the subcontracting policies, if any, of Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs suppliers. Factors such as cost incurred, service quality, adherence to timelines, and regulatory compliance of subcontractors employed by suppliers should be carefully assessed prior to engagement.

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Risks in Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement

Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement. Some examples include:

  • Procurement without consulting the actual users of Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs may result in a mismatch in expectations of the buyer's internal stakeholders versus the actual contract executed
  • With high adoption of lean manufacturing, the smallest of changes in the supply chain activities lead to huge losses. For instance, cargo theft, flight delays, and quality control issues leads to significant losses to both the suppliers and buyers in the category
  • With changing technologies, the manufacturing, packaging and labelling requirements have become more stringent than ever across geographies globally. RFID tags, temperature sensors, and barcode scanners, have become common requirements across the category. There is also an increase in the adoption of technologies such as AI and IoT. Therefore, suppliers incur excessive costs to keep upgrading their technology and to ensure maintenance of these technologies across various stages of the product category

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Who should read this report

  • The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement strategy and offers a perfect blend of category basics with deep-dive category data and insights. Therefore, it is ideal for category beginners looking for “Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement market.


    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement strategy, or you may be a category expert looking for strategic insights and updated data.Either ways, the report has your requirements covered.

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Key questions on Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement answered by this report

    Procurement decisions can prove to be costly in the absence of careful deliberation and evaluation of every available option. In fact, more than 90% of the decision makers we work with acknowledge that timely availability of up-to-date category intelligence can help them make better purchasing decisions. More than 80% of them believe that in-house category intelligence needs to be updated periodically to achieve full benefits. If you have read so far, we are quite sure you agree!!


    The Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement report helps take more informed decisions by placing all the critical information and advice at the fingertips of a decision maker. It also specifically answers some of the key questions that we have been routinely asked during our industry outreach initiatives:


    • What is the spend potential in the Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement cost ?
    • What are supplier margins in Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs market?
    • What are the best practices for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement and what are the potential risks?

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Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs Category Insights: What is inside

The Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs market report offers a complete picture of the supply market and analyzes the category from the perspective of both buyers and suppliers. Analysis of the category trends, procurement best practices, negotiation levers and overall category management strategy advisory are interspersed with in-depth data and commentary on spend outlook, pricing ecosystem and supplier landscape drilled down to a region-level coverage.


A key highlight of this report is the in-depth outlook created on Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs. A dedicated section to supplier profiles and evaluation helps decision makers cast a wider procurement net and identify gaps in existing relationships.


Along with specific category and supplier intelligence, the publication also includes curated insights on Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs market trends, price influencers and inherent risks. These insights help the decision makers prepare for market shaping trends in advance and create alternative strategies for changes in the market conditions.


Additionally, the report also advises on the best practices and strategies to manage the Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs category efficiently. Negotiation levers and opportunities are explained in detail along with quantification of their potential. Benchmark KPIs for supplier and buyer performance management are also aggregated to better organize the category objectives. Other themes of advisory include ideal procurement organization structure, enablers to achieve KPIs or category objectives and ideal SLAs to have with suppliers.

Category Ecosystem

  • Buyer and supplier ecosystem
  • Competitiveness index
  • Buyer and supplier power
  • Threat of new entrants and substitutes

Global and Regional Sourcing Insights

  • Category spend
  • Spend growth
  • Dynamics
  • Opportunities

Pricing and Cost Analysis

    • Pricing outlook and data
    • Drivers of pricing
    • Cost structure and inputs cost
    • Total cost of ownership
    • Pricing models and margins

Cost Saving Opportunities & Negotiation Strategies

  • Buyer and supplier side levers
  • Quantified cost saving opportunities
  • Negotiation strategies and quantified outcome

Procurement Best Practices, Strategy and Enablers

  • Procurement excellence
  • Sustainability and innovation
  • KPIs and category enablers
  • Risk management and outsourcing

Vendor Analysis

  • RFx essentials and selection criteria
  • SLAs
  • Supplier evaluation metrics
  • Detailed supplier profiles

Our research is complex, but our reports are easy to digest. Quantitative analysis and exhaustive commentary is placed in an easy to read format that gives you an in-depth knowledge on the category without spending hours to figure out “what does it mean for my company?”

Category Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of Copper-Clad Laminate (CCL) PCBs procurement solutions by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

Information Sources

Primary research
Secondary research
Procurement heads
Industry journals and reports
Category managers
Periodicals and new articles
Sourcing consortium professionals
Category webinars
Industry experts and thought leaders
Internal categiry playbooks
Procurement managers
Industry/government websites on regulations, compliance
Category heads of suppliers
Internal databases
Client account heads/managers
Industry blogs/thought leader briefings
Client and industry consultants

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