Tomatoes Market Procurement Intelligence Report

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

Tomatoes is an essential part of the Environmental Goods category which includes all spend related to the provision of materials used for or procured from agricultural, horticultual and animal-related activities.

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Strategic Sourcing Guide to Tomatoes Procurement

Overview

The market for Environmental Goods and its sub-segments such as Tomatoes are at an interesting intersection. Technology is improving productivity and creating fresh demand. Convergence of data science, automation tools, 3D printing, robotics, AI and big data has opened up multiple possibilities to better serve customers at a lower operational cost.

Buyers are moving towards longer contract durations with suppliers of Tomatoes to benefit from value-based discounts, integrated products and services, lower renewal cost and lesser expenses on contracting activities.

Regulatory changes are taking place more frequently and the changes impact multiple functions within an organization. Alignment of procurement practices and decisions with all the new regulations has now become highly challenging, especially when category managers are responsible to centrally procure for multiple regions with different regulations.

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

Tomatoes 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 Tomatoes category procurement. The report offers a succinct analysis of Tomatoes procurement best practices.

For example, Investing in benchmarking studies helps category managers in enhancing their knowledge on market pricing of products and costing of maintenance and support services). This arms them with better ammunitions for negotiation.

Buyers should engage with suppliers that can repurchase the used products at fair market value or can offer recycling capability. This assists buyers to dispose of used products in a convenient manner and honor their sustainability practices. Also, suppliers provide credits to buyers for future purchases. This reduces overall procurement costs for buyers.

Large organizational buyers can leverage their scale of operations to initiate competitive bidding between suppliers. Competitive bidding would enable buyers to have a better visibility of the market prices and may help identify suppliers that offer the most competitive price offering viz-a-viz other players.


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Risks in Tomatoes procurement

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


  • The minimal infrastructure development for logistics in several parts of the world portrays a challenge for suppliers to maintain the standardization of logistics of materials
  • Changes in the regulations pertaining to import and export of goods significantly impact the category. For instance, imposition of tariffs and restriction on import of certain raw materials disrupts the whole industry
  • 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

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Who should read this report

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

     

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

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Tomatoes Category Insights: What is inside

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

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