Gas Distribution Market Procurement Intelligence Report

A buying guide for Gas Distribution category – enriched with research on Gas Distribution procurement spend patterns, Gas Distribution pricing intelligence, market dynamics and top suppliers of Gas Distribution.

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Energy market 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. Dynamics of the global Gas Distribution market play out within this wider arena of Energy market. Therefore, our coverage of the Gas Distribution category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Energy market.

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Strategic Sourcing Guide to Gas Distribution Procurement

Overview

Several macro changes in the dynamics of overall Energy as well as Gas Distribution procurement trends are poised to change the business practices and procurement thumb rules. The increasing demand for environment friendly solutions is changing the Gas Distribution category dynamics as well.

Suppliers have put greater emphasis on evaluation of their traditional business models and find opportunities that can create value for themselves as well as their clients.

New developments in global geo-politics and China's shifting policies are altering supply and investment avenues within Gas Distribution category.

Category managers need to take note of the potential of these developments and reassess the changes required in their procurement practices.

Gas Distribution Procurement Best Practices

The report discusses in detail the best practices that have served well the category managers responsible for Gas Distribution procurement.

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.

Suppliers need to have expertise in demand and price forecasting of fuels as this will help to appropriately set the prices for the contract period.

Buyers should engage with suppliers that are involved in vertical integration to reduce supply chain related bottlenecks.


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Risks in Gas Distribution procurement

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


  • 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 Gas Distribution
  • 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
  • Low product differentiation is making it difficult for suppliers to acquire new clients. Hence, there is intense competition among top players based on pricing. They are also adopting strategic initiatives such as reduction in prices of their products to gain market share. This is resulting in a reduction in their profit margins

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Who should read this report

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

     

    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Gas Distribution 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 Gas Distribution 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 Gas Distribution 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 Gas Distribution market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Gas Distribution? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Gas Distribution Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Gas Distribution suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Gas Distribution procurement cost ?
    • What are supplier margins in Gas Distribution market?
    • What are the best practices for Gas Distribution procurement and what are the potential risks?

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Gas Distribution Category Insights: What is inside

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

    The Gas Distribution 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.

    Data

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

    Insights

    Along with specific category and supplier intelligence, the publication also includes curated insights on Gas Distribution 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.

    Advisory

    Additionally, the report also advises on the best practices and strategies to manage the Gas Distribution 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 Gas Distribution 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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