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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Drum Handling Equipment
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Drum Handling Equipment?

What is the average price of Drum Handling Equipment?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Drum Handling 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 Drum Handling 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 Drum Handling 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 Drum Handling 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 Drum Handling 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 Drum Handling Equipment?

Market share concentration in the drum handling equipment market is moderate, with the top four suppliers accounting for 30% to 40% of total market revenue. Overall, there are an estimated 2,600 suppliers in the market, consisting of manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. Although the market is moderately concentrated, there is some... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain Risk

Who are your metals suppliers? Where are they located?

Are you engaged in a supply contract with your key suppliers? Do these contracts mitigate the risk of prices increasing suddenly?

Have your prices been affected by supply chain issues in the past three years?

Do you source your inputs from multiple suppliers? Would the bankruptcy of any single supplier significantly affect your operations?


Has import penetration negatively affected your business in the past three years?

Are your products superior to imported products regarding quality and durability?

Are any of your key inputs imported? Does this affect prices or deliverability?

Does the dollar's exchange rate materially affect your business?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Drum Handling Equipment RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the amount for the contract award and contract length.

Buyers should break down the budget per unit for each type of equipment they will be purchasing, including any related goods and services.

Buyers should specify a payment schedule and method of payment.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for more information.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor that can ensure timely delivery of all equipment. Buyers can ensure reliability by reviewing vendor references from previous clients.

Buyers should select a vendor who is of strong financial footing.

Buyers should maintain clear criteria for weighing key pricing and quality factors. For help creating selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline key dates in the RFP process, including any on-site visits that bidders must make.

Buyers should provide a delivery schedule for vendors to follow.

Buyers should specify when final bid awards will be announced.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Drum Handling Equipment supply chain?

The supply chain for drum handling equipment is moderately risky, and input cost spikes represent the most significant source of risk for buyers. Second-tier suppliers mostly carry a moderate risk level and generate ample profit margins. These margins allow second-tier suppliers to absorb a portion of any potential increases in... Subscribe to learn more.