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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Hearing Protection Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Hearing Protection?

What is the average price of Hearing Protection?

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

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 Hearing Protection 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 Hearing Protection?

Market share concentration for hearing protection is medium, with the top four players, 3M Company, Honeywell International, MSA Safety and Kimberly-Clark Corporation, accounting for about 45.0% of total market revenue in 2018. The US hearing protection market is made up of roughly 215 manufacturers, 330 wholesalers and over 10,000 retailers.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Delivery

What steps do you take to ensure delivery times are accurate and dependable?

How do you transport the product?

What is your policy on returns?

How does the quantity of my purchase affect delivery price? Can I save on delivery costs by bundling other goods?

What if the product is damaged during delivery?

Company Experience

How long have you been in the business of manufacturing, wholesaling or retailing hearing protection?

Is your firm insured or bonded?

Are you now or have ever been involved in a merger, acquisition or other divestment? How does this impact your business?

May I evaluate your balance sheet?

Customer Satisfaction

Do you have any long-term clients I can speak to as professional references? Can you describe their relationship with your company?

What is the average length of a customer relationship for your company? How does that compare to other companies in this business?

How do clients typically review your performance?

How many repeat customers do you have? What is the retention rate for clients?

Additional Product Offerings

Are there any other goods and services you supply that pertain to my business?

What advantages are afforded if I choose to bundle hearing protection with other related products you sell?

Does my price change if I buy from one location versus another?

If I choose to bundle goods, how will my shipping options change?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Hearing Protection RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should either specify their budget for hearing protection or the number of units required.

Buyers should provide information about when payment will occur. For example, buyers should say whether payment is awarded upon finalization of the contract or over a period of time.

Buyers can refer to the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections for help creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for vendors that have highly regarded hearing protection in order to ensure the safety of their workers.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based upon the types of hearing protection offered as well as the per-unit and overall pricing.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should include a deadline for proposal submittals and when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a delivery date for the hearing protection equipment. If buyers want incremental, scheduled deliveries, a full breakdown of the requested time frame should be included.

Buyers should include any other benchmark dates that are relevant to the project.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Hearing Protection supply chain?

The supply chain for hearing protection presents a moderate degree of risk. Although supply chain risks may affect the price of hearing protection, it is unlikely that they will have a significant influence on the availability of raw materials or components needed for production. The two main materials required in... Subscribe to learn more.

HIGH

MEDIUM

LOW