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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Air Cards Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Air Cards?

What is the average price of Air Cards?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Air Cards. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Air Cards been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Air Cards yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Air Cards?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Air Cards with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase Air Cards?

ProcurementIQ estimates that the top four companies account for more than 50.0% of the market’s revenue, which indicates high market concentration. The high market share concentration is due to the substantial barriers to entry into the market and the capital investments that are required to design and manufacture air cards.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

Which companies are your most important suppliers? How long have you been in business with them?

Where are your input suppliers located?

Have you ever experienced a price spike from one or more of your suppliers? How did you cope with the spike?

Inventory Control

Where are your manufacturing facilities located? What about your warehouses?

How will air cards flow from supply points to multiple distribution centers?

Do you have local warehousing facilities or partner with any local warehouses?

Is your entire supply chain and reordering process electronic?

Quality Control

How often do you experience defects with your air cards? To what degree are in-process inspections and process controls carried out?

What is your acceptable margin of error for the air cards I am seeking to purchase?

How many recalls have you had and what caused these issues? Were they voluntary or mandated?

What types of technical issues have you experienced with this air card?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Air Cards RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the air cards.

Buyers should include details about per-unit spending expectations and limitations.

Buyers should request detailed information about shipping and handling costs.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for providers capable of providing air cards that meet the specifications outlined in the RFP.

Buyers should give priority to suppliers that can meet the budget requirements in the RFP.

Buyers should try to choose vendors that are located nearby to reduce shipping costs and times.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the air cards must arrive on site.

Buyers should indicate how they want the air cards to be packaged and shipped.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Air Cards supply chain?

The upstream supply chain represents a small amount of risk for air cards. New technology has created a strong demand for related goods, which has helped ensure continuity for many first- and second-tier suppliers. Also, a high level of competition within these markets applies downward pressure on input costs for... Subscribe to learn more.

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