Bulk Gases Market Procurement Intelligence Report

Access curated Bulk Gases procurement intelligence and solve all your questions on Bulk Gases procurement outlook, cost saving opportunities in Bulk Gases procurement and potential Bulk Gases partners.

Scope of the report

This report on global Bulk Gases category is part of a larger series of reports on global Energy market. The scope of Energy spans multiple categories and is typically identified as a procurement category that includes all spend related to the provision of energy including electricity, gas and alternative energy. This includes management related services such as meter reading and any levies, but does not include the provision of infrastructure installations for energy.


Strategic Sourcing Guide to Bulk Gases Procurement


Energy market around the world is undergoing rapid transitions that have a massive potential to influence the way companies strategize for Bulk Gases procurement and the cost they have to incur. The increasing demand for environment friendly solutions is changing the Bulk Gases category dynamics as well.

Price volatility is creating multiple challenges that impact the Bulk Gases category such as benchmarking and budgeting the procurement costs.

A growing world population and economic development, especially in Asian countries has shifted the demand supply equation and has created a more complex supply chain for Bulk Gases category.

Bulk Gases Procurement Best Practices

Bulk Gases 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 Bulk Gases procurement strategy.

For example, Buyers of fuels must adopt regional sourcing model to obtain the benefits of reduced logistics costs, reduced inventory costs and lower turnaround times.

Buyers need to conduct periodic quality audits at the suppliers' facilities to assure adherence to the contract terms and compliance with regulations.

Cost saving opportunities may reduce exponentially in relation to the time left for current contract to expire. Therefore sufficient interval should exist between initation of new procurement and expiration of existing contract for Bulk Gases.

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Risks in Bulk Gases procurement

Bulk Gases procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Bulk Gases procurement. Some examples include:

  • Procurement without consulting the actual users of Bulk Gases may result in a mismatch in expectations of the buyer's internal stakeholders versus the actual contract executed
  • Suppliers depend on various third parties, including raw material suppliers, distributors and storage providers. Any failure on their part can lead to inconsistency in the supply of essential inputs
  • When requirements of the buyers are not absolutely clear or usage patterns are not stable or predictable, suppliers often build in \"cost buffers\" for unforeseen risks due to a lack of complete understanding on buyer's requirements. This increases the risk of overspending on Bulk Gases

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Who should read 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!!

    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Bulk Gases procurement strategy, or you may be a category expert looking for strategic insights and updated data.Either ways, the report has your requirements covered.

    The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Bulk Gases 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 “Bulk Gases: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Bulk Gases procurement market.

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Key questions on Bulk Gases procurement answered by this report

    The Bulk Gases 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 Bulk Gases market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Bulk Gases? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Bulk Gases Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Bulk Gases suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • What are supplier margins in Bulk Gases market?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Bulk Gases procurement cost ?
    • What are the best practices for Bulk Gases procurement and what are the potential risks?

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Bulk Gases Category Insights: What is inside

  • A comprehensive drill down on category sourcing execution: Data, insights, advisory

    The Bulk Gases 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 Bulk Gases procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Bulk Gases. 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 Bulk Gases 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 Bulk Gases 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.

  • Unrivalled breadth of category analysis: at your fingertips

    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
  • A lucid, easy to read format: Enabling fast decisions

    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 Bulk Gases 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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