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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Capacitors
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Capacitors?

What is the average price of Capacitors?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Capacitors. 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 Capacitors 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 Capacitors 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 Capacitors?

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 Capacitors 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 ?

There is a low level of market share concentration in the capacitor market, with small providers generating the majority of market revenue. The four largest suppliers of capacitors generate less than 20.0% of the market's total revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 1,400 suppliers operating in the market, which... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?

Regulation

How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Shipping

Could you provide a list of your domestic and international distribution facilities locations?

What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need products shipped to more than one location?

Do you partner with other suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery?

Do you allow clients to use their own shipping, transportation or delivery method?

Imports

Has import penetration adversely affected your operations? If so, how?

What incentive would I have in choosing your product over an imported product? What sets your product line apart from your foreign competitors?

How has the fluctuating value of the US dollar affected your foreign customers?

Do you import your raw materials or source them from domestic suppliers?

Supply Chain

Have you faced problems with your supply chain in the past? How did you overcome these issues?

How often do you evaluate your suppliers' prices to ensure they are still competitive?

Do you have alternate suppliers? If so, who are they? How often do you have to use non-preferred suppliers?

Do you have a supplier rating system to measure a supplier’s quality and delivery performance? How frequently are ratings reviewed?

Do you source materials with a high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Vendor Financial Risk

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer?

Have you had to increase your marketing expenditures to ward off increasing competition? What has that done to your profitability?

How does your company stay profitable during economic downturns?

Amid the widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased or reduced demand?

Customer Service

Do clients have a dedicated account manager or do they call a general support line?

How many clients does each account manager look after?

What systems or software do you use to manage accounts?

Do you offer 24/7 customer account and technical support?

Quality Control

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

What is your acceptable margin of error for the product(s) I am seeking to purchase?

How many recalls have you had? Were they voluntary or mandated? What problems created the need for the recalls? How have you handled these recalls?

What types of technical issues have you experienced with this product?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the project.

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 capacitors 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 proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

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

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

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a moderate level of risk associated with the supply chain for capacitors. Some of the most common inputs used to manufacture capacitors are aluminum and silicone. Although the prices of aluminum and silicone have been falling during the three years to 2020 due to high competition among the... Subscribe to learn more.

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