A complete buyer's guide that provides comprehensive insights on Publishing Agencies category spend, spend growth and regional segmentation; in-depth price trends; negotiation levers and analysis of Publishing Agencies suppliers.
Ecosystem of the global Publishing Agencies category is intertwined with the larger parent market of Printing Services. Our category definition describes that 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.
Printing Services market around the world is undergoing rapid transitions that have a massive potential to influence the way companies strategize for Publishing Agencies procurement and the cost they have to incur. The category is expected to experience a moderate price rise resulting from increasing investment in technologies and automation by commercial printing companies, but long-term price outlook remains positive for buyers as suppliers are expected to recover the technological investments soon. 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 Publishing Agencies. The practice brings in several advantages such as rationalization of supplier base, economies of scale and reduced category management cost.
The report discusses in detail the best practices that have served well the category managers responsible for Publishing Agencies procurement. For example, Cross-platform color management refers to the management of colors among computer operating systems. Cross-platform color management helps in translating color across different devices with the help of color profiles. Buyers should asses the capability and compatibility of a supplier's solution for cross-platform color management. Buyers should compare critical capabilities of suppliers based on security policies regarding materials provided, types of printers used, print color guarantees and TAT and onboard those that can offer a one-stop solution. Buyers prefer to engage with service providers that adopt hedging techniques to mitigate the effects of fluctuations in printing ink prices. The majority of printing inks are primarily derivatives of crude oil, the prices of which are highly volatile. Thus, engaging with service providers that adopt hedging will allow buyers to minimize the impact of price fluctuations pertaining to printing inks during the contract tenure.
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Publishing Agencies procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Publishing Agencies procurement. Some examples include:
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The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Publishing Agencies 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 “Publishing Agencies: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Publishing Agencies procurement market.
You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Publishing Agencies 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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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 Publishing Agencies 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:
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The Publishing Agencies 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 Publishing Agencies procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Publishing Agencies. 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 Publishing Agencies 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 Publishing Agencies 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.
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?”
SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of Publishing Agencies 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.