Printed Publication Subscription Category Procurement Intelligence Report

A purchasing guide for Printed Publication Subscription – rich advisory on spend outlook in Printed Publication Subscription, pricing analysis for Printed Publication Subscription procurement cost benchmarking, negotiation strategies and key vendors of Printed Publication Subscription.

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Office Supplies market includes spend on all general office supplies and consumables - both movable and immovable. However, ICT consumables and printing supplies are excluded from the category. Dynamics of the global Printed Publication Subscription market play out within this wider arena of Office Supplies market. Therefore, our coverage of the Printed Publication Subscription category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Office Supplies market.

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Strategic Sourcing Guide to Printed Publication Subscription Procurement

Overview

Several macro changes in the dynamics of overall Office Supplies as well as Printed Publication Subscription procurement trends are poised to change the business practices and procurement thumb rules. Most of the developing countries in the world are going through rapid growth in their manufacturing, services and outsourcing sectors, leading to an increasing number of offices. Suppliers are rising to the challenge to induct solutions within their portfolio that are suited for the varied demand patterns that emerge from this expanding customer base.

As a smaller indirect spend category, has largely escaped the intense scrutiny and analysis that procurement functions extend to most direct spend categories. However, some of the suppliers have begun to offer intelligent solutions to procure and analyze expenditure on each of the items so that effective budgeting can be done. Given the trend, more vendors are expected to offer such tools to buyers.

Globalization has opened new markets for suppliers. Printed Publication Subscription market was historically a localized industry, but many geographies have seen introduction of new, foreign players who brought with them a new set of business practices and value propositions. Influx of this new competition has forced the traditional local suppliers to innovate and enhance their offerings to match the new benchmarks.

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

Printed Publication Subscription Procurement Best Practices

It has become imperative for category managers to remain as agile as possible in terms of their procurement practices. However, it is not always easy to quickly spot and implement alternative practices in a category like Printed Publication Subscription. To help quick decision making, this report advises on several procurement best practices that have worked well for category managers.

For example, Buyers are implementing dual-carrier strategy while engaging with an international player along with a regional supplier. Dual-carrier strategy is preferred to reduce the dependence on a single provider or a specific type of technological solution. It can also provide the freedom and choice to respond to falling service levels and price changes quickly. Competition between suppliers also results in preferential costs, terms and services.

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.

Advanced data analytics systems should be actively used to identify compliance issues, demand, and price tracking.


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Risks in Printed Publication Subscription procurement

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


  • Offsite storage facilities face the risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods that can lead to huge business losses. Hence, buyers should choose storage facilities based on climate control measures adopted, location of facilities, and fire suppression systems
  • 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
  • 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 Printed Publication Subscription

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Who should read this report

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

     

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

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Printed Publication Subscription Category Insights: What is inside

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

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