Taxis Category Procurement Intelligence Report

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

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Business Travel market includes all spend directly related to the movement of staff, vendors or clients on business travel across all modes of transport. Dynamics of the global Taxis market play out within this wider arena of Business Travel market. Therefore, our coverage of the Taxis category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Business Travel market.

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Strategic Sourcing Guide to Taxis Procurement

Overview

The market for Business Travel and its sub-segments such as Taxis are at an interesting intersection. The availability of advanced technologies has prompted travel and event service suppliers to heavily invest in them to improve efficiencies and customer experience. However, most have learnt that technology alone is not a replacement for the human touch when it comes to customer service. As a result, suppliers are spending on both counts - technology and customer service staff. Till the time a formula for perfect balance between the two is discovered, buyers should expect to bear some of this increased OPEX of suppliers.

In recent years, the market has witnessed a significant number of strategic collaborations, mergers, and acquisitions. Such developments have enabled the suppliers to expand their portfolio of offerings, geographic presence, and value chain. Moreover, suppliers have also gained access to new technologies and resources.

As costs rise, companies will be pushed towards finding better cost efficiencies in their travel and entertainment programs. Buyers are leveraging new management tools to analyze the costs using a Total cost of trip/event approach as against cost of an individual trip/event cost item. It is now also expected of suppliers to assess the cost effectiveness of any service they provide from a more holistic point of view.

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

Taxis Procurement Best Practices

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

For example, Suppliers often charge substantial fees for cancelation and rebooking. Buyers should negotiate for low prices on these aspects to realize direct cost-savings.

Category buyers should invite bids from all potential service providers that have the ability to meet the overall requirements. Bids must be evaluated based on pre-defined parameters such as financial strength, reputation, service offerings, geographical presence, and track record. Buyers can use standard scorecards to evaluate service providers and provide necessary feedback to rationalize the given scores. This helps in the effective documentation of decision-making processes.

Large organizations seek engagement with global category suppliers. However, they must try to achieve the right blend of regional and global suppliers in order to ensure availability of management services at locations where global players do not have necessary capabilities.


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Risks in Taxis procurement

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


  • 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
  • Procurement without consulting the actual users of Taxis may result in a mismatch in expectations of the buyer's internal stakeholders versus the actual contract executed
  • 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 Taxis

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Who should read this report

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

     

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

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Taxis Category Insights: What is inside

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

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