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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Harvesting Machines
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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How much should I pay for Harvesting Machines?

What is the average price of Harvesting Machines?

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

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 Harvesting Machines with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

According to ProcurementIQ estimates, there are 2,410 suppliers of harvesting machines in the market. The total number of suppliers has been stagnant in the past three years. On one hand, merger and acquisition activity has taken place in the market through 2021. However, this change has been offset by the... 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?

COVID-19

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the pandemic? 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?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle changes in demand?

Amid 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?

What is the greatest issue you have faced as a result of the pandemic? How has it impacted your operations and how have you responded?

Are you still experiencing operational disruptions due to the pandemic? To what extent have they subsided since their peak?

How long do you expect disruptions to persist?

Additional Services

Do you offer on-site servicing and repairs?

What training services are included in your quoted price?

What kind of phone or web support do you offer? Is it available 24-hours a day?

What is your return policy if the machine does not meet my expectations?

Do you have a buyback program?

How much extra does it cost to purchase an extended warranty?

Quality

What have you done to ensure that you are meeting and exceeding emissions standards?

What quality awards have you won?

What is the average fuel efficiency for your harvesting machines?

What have you done to improve your component reliability in the past few years?

Financing

What down payment is required?

What special financing terms or rates are you currently promoting?

What is the total cost of financing?

How frequently will I be required to make payments? Are there customizable payment plans?

Specifications

How versatile is this particular model? Can I expect it to perform well for my intended use?

What is the average life span of your harvesting machines?

What attachments can I add to this particular model?

How does machine A compare with machine B?

Experience

What is the benefit of working with you over another supplier?

What agricultural equipment do you sell besides harvesting machines?

Can you give me an example of previous customers you have helped in the past? Did they return for your services?

How do you meet the customization needs of your clients?

Location

If I am located in a different region, do you anticipate any difficulties in delivering the machinery?

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

Do you allow onsite visits for potential buyers? Can I receive a demonstration?

What is the typical delivery time for your equipment?

Do you add a fuel surcharge to the delivery?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the desired payment terms, including the preferred interest rate, if applicable.

Buyers should specify the total budget.

Buyers should request detailed information about shipping costs.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should prioritize suppliers that are located nearby to reduce lead times and shipping costs.

Buyers should ask for a list of past client references.

Buyers should give preference to vendors that can meet the budget requirements outlined in the RFP.

Project Schedule

Buyers should specify the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the machine(s) must be delivered.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for harvesting machines is moderate. First tier suppliers provide the parts that are used to assemble harvesting machinery, and include engine manufacturers, metal service centers, tire manufacturers and electrical apparatus and equipment wholesalers. By comparison, second tier suppliers provide commoditized inputs, such as steel and other... Subscribe to learn more.

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