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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Electric DC Motors
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Electric DC Motors?

What is the average price of Electric DC Motors?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Electric DC Motors. 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 Electric DC Motors 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 Electric DC Motors 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 Electric DC Motors?

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 Electric DC Motors with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration among suppliers of electric DC motors is low; the top four vendors in the market generate less than 30.0% of total market revenue. As of 2020, there are about 1,104 companies offering DC motors and other related goods in the United States. Most of the top vendors... 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?


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?

Supplier Size

What size and type of buyers does your firm typically supply motors for?

How much experience does your firm have with manufacturing the size and specifications of motors I require?

How many of the same type of electric DC motors I requested do you typically sell in an order?

Do you offer volume discounts with purchases of other products?


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?

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?

Production Capabilities

What sort of manufacturing capabilities do you possess? How about your storage capabilities?

How often do you perform maintenance on machinery? How does this affect optimal production performance?

How much time would you need to manufacture the required electric DC motors?

What type of electric DC motor do you predominantly manufacture?

Quality Control

What is the expected life span of the motor?

What procedures do you have in place to check quality?

Do you require computerized or manual systems to check for quality? How does this enhance quality control?

What is the protocol for damaged or defective motors? How soon can I expect replacements?

Peer Reviews

What sort of tracking system do you have for customer queries?

Can you explain the processes in place to handle changes in the order?

Have you had any major complaints with past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?

How do you improve client satisfaction?

How do you ensure a high quality of customer service?

Input Cost Control

How do you plan on adjusting to the expected increase in the price of inputs such as steel?

Do you source your materials from multiple suppliers or a single supplier? How does this affect costs?

How do you minimize administrative and other costs?

How do you check for operational efficiency? How often is this performed?


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

What are the different capabilities of each facility? What types of electric DC motors does each location offer?

What are your packaging and transportation procedures? How does this limit the risk to the motors when transporting them?

What discounts do you offer for nearby locations? How does this reduce my transportation costs?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount for the award

Buyers should explain the schedule with which payments will be made

For assistance in ascertaining a reasonable price and price range for electric DC motors, buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for suppliers that have been in business for a long time and have direct experience providing the kind of DC motors they are seeking

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former customers

Buyers should give preference to local suppliers because it will cut down costs related to transportation, and using a local supplier will simplify communication

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when award information results will be provided

Buyers need to provide due dates for any ongoing maintenance work

Buyers should provide general expectations with regard to response time and customer service

Buyers should list the expected start and finish dates once a prospective supplier is chosen

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The DC motors market has a moderate level of supply chain risk. Vendors in this market rely on upstream suppliers for a variety of inputs, such as aluminum, copper, zinc, steel and other goods that are required in the production of DC motors and related components. Because purchases make up... Subscribe to learn more.