Graphic Display Services Category Procurement Intelligence Report

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

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Printing Services market includes all spend related to the procurement of services from third-party vendors across the printing value chain and irrespective of the printing medium. The category also includes spend on print design services and print fulfillment services. Dynamics of the global Graphic Display Services market play out within this wider arena of Printing Services market. Therefore, our coverage of the Graphic Display Services category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Printing Services market.

Key questions on L4 procurement answered by this report

Strategic Sourcing Guide to Graphic Display Services Procurement

Overview

Several macro changes in the dynamics of overall Printing Services as well as Graphic Display Services procurement trends are poised to change the business practices and procurement thumb rules. Rapid digitization of workspace and work processes has significantly reduced the use of paper in corporate world and therefore, industry has seen a consistent decline of print volumes. Still, the term \"paperless office\" will take years to become a common phenomenon. Print is here to stay and will co-exist with the digital document solutions in a \"paper-light\" corporate world.

Buyers prefer to engage suppliers whose offerings span beyond Graphic Display Services. The practice brings in several advantages such as rationalization of supplier base, economies of scale and reduced category management cost.

High procurement costs put a hindrance for buyers looking for upgrading or replacing a printing asset. As an alternative, suppliers are offering cost-effective re-engineering capabilities such as retrofitting of existing equipment with new systems.

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

Graphic Display Services Procurement Best Practices

Graphic Display Services 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 Graphic Display Services procurement strategy.

For example, Engage suppliers that can offer digital print outputs in different dimensions to help increase the visual appeal of printed materials. Service providers should be capable of offering a wide range of dimensional digital print outputs, such as pop-up cubes and multi-dimensional shapes that can expand, fold, and explode, as this increases the visual appeal of the printed product.

Buyers should engage with service providers that offer binding and finishing services in a short TAT. This helps in eliminating issues related to scoring, folding, perforating, and binding within the digital printing process.

Personalization of posters, cards, and messages have a high impact on end-consumers during marketing campaigns and therefore, preferred suppliers must have the capabilities to offer personalization in digital printing.


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Risks in Graphic Display Services procurement

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


  • Suppliers may face a situation where they are unable to honor a contract in its entirety due to shortage of resources, finances or capabilities. While contractual terms safeguard buyers from the non-performance, their operations could still face massive disruptions due to suppliers' non-performance
  • Pricing terms in the contract could prove to be inadequate to safeguard the buyer from impact of a sudden increase in supplier's cost, often arising from a lack of clarity on scope of products or services to be delivered
  • Paper, ink, other raw materials, and fuel form important cost components for the broader print services category. However, the supply of raw materials such as fuel and paper is highly dependent on demand-supply fluctuations. Any increase in prices of these raw materials may critically affect the cash flow of commercial print suppliers and subsequently affect their ability to invest in CAPEX projects

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Who should read this report

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

     

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

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Graphic Display Services Category Insights: What is inside

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

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