Helicopter Category Procurement Intelligence Report

The report provides a comprehensive coverage on Helicopter category spend growth and regional spend segmentation insights, Helicopter price trends and Helicopter supply market analysis.

This report on global Helicopter category is part of a larger series of reports on global Purchase market. The scope of Purchase spans multiple categories and is typically identified as a procurement category that includes all spend related to the purchase of non - military fleet comprising of vehicles, vessels, aircrafts or other such transportation means. The spend may include bulk purchase or purchase of limited number of vehicles.

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Strategic Sourcing Guide to Helicopter Procurement

Overview

The market for Purchase and its sub-segments such as Helicopter are at an interesting intersection. Suppliers are disrupting business models with new products and services that impact supplier selection and price benchmarking activities for category buyers.

Traditionally procurement functions had a greater say in deciding the specifics of orders. However, recent trends indicate that all departments of a company, even drivers are included in the decision making and feedback loop. This creates opportunities to benefit for cross learnings but also increases the co-ordination and conflict management tasks of category managers.

With fuel prices going up in many geographies, category managers are under tremendous pressure to compensate by achieving a higher cost saving in procurement of Helicopter.

Trends like these and many others discussed in this report are necessitating a relook at the way Helicopter is procured and the procurement cost saving opportunities that exist.

Helicopter Procurement Best Practices

As market conditions become more dynamic and procurement practices get more sophisticated, category managers need to be cognizant of the best practices that work for their Helicopter category procurement. The report offers a succinct analysis of Helicopter procurement best practices.

For example, A few of the factors that cause pollution from fleet vehicles are the use of outdated vehicles, inferior quality fuel, and poor maintenance. The rise in awareness about air pollution is forcing buyers to collaborate with service providers that adopt green initiatives and can offer green fleet solutions.

The adoption of advanced technologies such as telematics and IVMS enables buyers to track vehicles, increase fuel efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and increase cost savings. These technologies ensure buyers safety and increase the efficiency of their fleet.

Instead of customarily fixing the contract length to one or two years, buyers should determine the contract length based on market conditions and their likely impact on cost in future.


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Risks in Helicopter procurement

Helicopter procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Helicopter 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
  • Contract-related risks where unfavorable credit terms may severly penalize buyers for delayed payments or entitle the supplier to demand pre-payments or shorten the payment terms are not very common in the category but they do exist in certain situations where buyers' liquidity or financial health is in question
  • Improper maintenance of vehicles increases operational costs and it is done on regular basis. Continuous exposure of vehicles to heat, air, and moisture leads to oil degradation resulting in improper functioning of vehicles

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Who should read this report

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

     

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

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Helicopter Category Insights: What is inside

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

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