Wipes Market Procurement Intelligence Report

A complete buyer's guide that provides comprehensive insights on Wipes category spend, spend growth and regional segmentation; in-depth price trends; negotiation levers and analysis of Wipes suppliers.

Our category grouping process defines that the overall Medical and Surgical Consumables market includes all spend on recurring products used in the application of invasive or non invasive treatment of medical conditions or disease containment activities. The products should be non-durable in nature and designated to be of single-use or temporary use. Dynamics of the global Wipes market play out within this wider arena of Medical and Surgical Consumables market. Therefore, our coverage of the Wipes category also operates within this broader boundary of the overall Medical and Surgical Consumables market.

Key questions on L4 procurement answered by this report

Strategic Sourcing Guide to Wipes Procurement

Overview

Several macro changes in the dynamics of overall Medical and Surgical Consumables as well as Wipes procurement trends are poised to change the business practices and procurement thumb rules. Rapid growth in the biosimilar and biologics market and global focus on gene therapy studies for rare diseases have resulted in an increased spend within the broader industry.

Recent cases of malpractices committed within the overall industry have increased the strictness of regulators within the overall industry. Suppliers now operate with a higher burden in the form of increased costs for compliance and data security as well as increased time to receive approvals for new solutions.

Buyers that have multiple locations under management are increasingly opting for a single supplier who can deliver the preferred solutions in a consistent manner across locations. Often suppliers with a physical presence across key geographies are preferred in such cases.

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

Wipes 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 Wipes. To help quick decision making, this report advises on several procurement best practices that have worked well for category managers.

For example, Investing in benchmarking studies help category managers enhance their knowledge about market pricing or billing rates based on job roles and functions. This allows them to not only save costs but also negotiate with suppliers. For example, while negotiating on rates of bundled services, buyers can save significantly on a single service by cross verifying the rates quoted by suppliers against industry benchmarks.

Buyers must clearly define clauses pertaining to the ownership of subcontracted services that are not part of their service providers' portfolios. This is necessary to ensure service consistency and control over sensitive data that are shared with sub-contracted firms.

Category managers must ensure that they have clearly identified and listed down potential negotiation levers to maximize the value of their category spend before entering into contract-related discussions with service providers. Common negotiation levers to maximize value include deadlines, terms related to payments, (including fees, expenses, and payment timelines) and assistance required from the buyer's organization.


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Risks in Wipes procurement

Wipes procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Wipes 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 Wipes may result in a mismatch in expectations of the buyer's internal stakeholders versus the actual contract executed
  • Frequent changes in government regulations may lead to supplier operation disruptions. This may lead to delay in delivery to the buyers

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Who should read this report

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

     

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

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Wipes Category Insights: What is inside

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

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