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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services?

What is the average price of Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services. 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 Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services 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 Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services 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 Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services?

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 Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services 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 Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services?

The material-handling equipment maintenance services market has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four suppliers accounting for less than 20.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are over 3,300 maintenance facilities in the United States, ranging in size and specialization. Despite a few national... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Value-Added Services

What value-added services do you provide? How will including value-added services impact pricing?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?

What partnerships do you have? How do your clients benefit from these relationships?

Can I purchase a warranty extension, and for how much? If not, why not?

Timeliness

How often do you experience problems with the timeliness of transactions? What is your on-time delivery rate?

How accurate are your time estimates for projects? How many projects is any given staff member typically working on concurrently?

Is there a project manager responsible for maintaining the timeliness and budget for this project? Will we have access to this person?

What is your average turnaround time for projects of this size?

Geographic Coverage

Does your company provide services on a national level or on a local level? What markets do you primarily serve?

Do you partner with any other vendors that offer services in other regions?

What makes your location more strategic than your competitors’?

Are you capable of supporting a global implementation?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include as much information about the total scope of the project as possible.

Buyers should include information about the payment schedule (e.g. if it is incremental or done at the completion of the project).

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for installation or maintenance.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should specify what measures of quality they will be using to select a supplier. For example, these measures can include reputation, credentials of staff, customer service and depth of the technical plan submitted.

Buyers should choose a supplier based on the price estimate given.

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 state when the contract will be awarded.

Buyers should include a timeline of the project or desired frequency of maintenance services. The timeline should include start dates and walkthroughs.

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

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the Material-Handling Equipment Maintenance Services supply chain?

The supply chain for material-handling equipment maintenance services has been exposed to a moderate degree of risk during the past three years. Key inputs include replacement parts, lubricating products and tools and equipment. Generally, there is a low risk of supply disruptions, which benefits buyers. However, rising imports have been... Subscribe to learn more.

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