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How much should I pay for Automatic Guided Vehicles?
What is the average price of Automatic Guided Vehicles?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Automatic Guided Vehicles. 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 Automatic Guided Vehicles 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 Automatic Guided Vehicles 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 Automatic Guided Vehicles?
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 Automatic Guided Vehicles with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase Automatic Guided Vehicles?
The AGV market is highly concentrated, with the top four suppliers accounting for more than 60.0% of total market revenue. According to ProcurementIQ, there are only about 40 suppliers in the AGV market. AGVs are a relatively new product, and suppliers need advanced technical and manufacturing knowledge to produce them.... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What is included in your maintenance and customer service contracts? Do you proactively inform buyers of product changes and new developments?
What sort of training do your service technicians have in the AGV field?
Do you offer training for the buyer's staff? What does this training consist of?
What sort of failsafe options or features do your AGVs have? Can they be handled manually if needed?
Supply Chain Risk
Do you stay current with how import activity and global economic conditions may be affecting your cost structure? How so?
How have you offset any past fluctuations in the cost of your necessary inputs, such as steel?
How heavily do you compete with imports from other AGV suppliers?
How do you maintain relations with your upstream suppliers?
How are you managing your inventory to account for the growth in popularity of AGVs? How will your business keep up with demand over the next three years?
How do you evaluate corporate profit? How have fluctuations in this driver affected your business in the past?
How did you determine your geographic location? Do buyers benefit from this strategic location?
Has your business noticed trends in demand arising from particular fields or industries? Are you adjusting any aspects of your business to address these trends?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my Automatic Guided Vehicles RFP include?
Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.
Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.
Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for each AGV.
Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.
Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types of AGVs with the appropriate level of technological sophistication.
Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the AGVs they are offering.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be available.
Buyers should include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the Automatic Guided Vehicles supply chain?
AGV buyers face moderate risk from the market’s supply chain. Market vendors rely on a variety of inputs from electrical, engine, tire and steel manufacturers, as well as from suppliers that provide the software that AGVs use to navigate through work environments. In particular, inputs from key upstream suppliers, such... Subscribe to learn more.