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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Cooking & Warming Equipment Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Cooking & Warming Equipment?

What is the average price of Cooking & Warming Equipment?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Cooking & Warming Equipment. 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 Cooking & Warming Equipment 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 Cooking & Warming Equipment 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 Cooking & Warming Equipment?

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 Cooking & Warming Equipment 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 Cooking & Warming Equipment?

Market share concentration among suppliers of cooking and warming equipment is medium, with the top four vendors (Middleby Corporation, Illinois Tool Works Inc., Manitowoc Foodservice and Dover Corporation) generating about 42.0% of market revenue. As of 2018, there are about 1,600 suppliers that sell cooking and warming equipment. During the... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

How do input price fluctuations affect buyers?

How do increases in the price of steel and aluminum affect your pricing?

Do you have contracts with multiple raw material suppliers or manufacturers?

What are the criteria for picking manufacturers and suppliers you partner with? How do their changes impact my price?

Warranty

What type of damage do your warranties cover?

What are the terms and conditions of the warranty? Does the warranty require paperwork?

What is your procedure for handling defect and loss claims? Will I have the right to appoint my own representative to investigate a loss?

Are there any instances or circumstances that will void the warranty that I should be aware of?

How long does the warranty last?

Can I purchase an extended warranty?

Location

If I am located in a different region, do you anticipate any difficulties in delivering the product(s)?

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

What logistical systems do you have in place to manage outgoing shipments?

How do you ensure timely and accurate shipping?

Do you have low inventory or supply issues with any of the goods we are ordering? How will this affect shipping times?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Cooking & Warming Equipment RFP include?

Project Budget

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 about how much they should pay for each unit.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the supplier.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers the appropriate types of cooking and warming equipment with the appropriate dimensions and durability.

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on the estimated costs of the units they are offering.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date 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 Cooking & Warming Equipment supply chain?

The risk of input price shocks due to supply chain problems is moderate in the cooking and warming equipment market. The market’s second-tier suppliers present a high level of risk to the supply chain due to high volatility in the world price of iron ore and the price of steel.... Subscribe to learn more.

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