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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Metal Shells & Casings
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Metal Shells & Casings?

What is the average price of Metal Shells & Casings?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Metal Shells & Casings. 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 Metal Shells & Casings 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 Metal Shells & Casings 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 Metal Shells & Casings?

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 Metal Shells & Casings 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 ?

Market share concentration in the metal shells and casings market is low, with the four largest providers generating less than 30.0% of total revenue. About 5,665 providers operate in the market, including manufacturers and distributors. During the three years to 2020, the number of providers in the market has been... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Supply Chain

Where do you source your brass and steel from?

Have you experienced any supply chain disruptions or shortages in the past three years? If so, how did you handle these shortages?

What strategies do you use to respond to sudden spikes in the prices of brass and other inputs?

How often do you reassess the prices of your metal shells and casings in relation to fluctuations in input costs?

How do you mitigate the risk associated with acquiring brass and steel inputs?

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?


How many ballistics experts do you employ?

Does your company match lower prices for metal shells and casings?

Which wholesalers and retailers sell your metal shells and casings? What about the products of your competitors?

What additional services or discounts do you offer with a large purchase or contract? Do your competitors make similar offers?

What is the benefit of purchasing metal shells and casings you compared with another supplier?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state the total value of the contract for the metal shells and casings, if available.

Buyers should state their preferences for payment, including method and frequency.

Buyers should specify any expectations they have regarding price adjustments during the term of the contract.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price section of this report to confirm that they are paying a competitive price for shells and casings.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the performance of their products.

Buyers should consider the reusability of vendors' metal shells and casings.

Buyers should take into account the customer service offerings vendors provide.

For a detailed discussion of selection criteria for this market, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should state the date by which vendors must submit proposals.

Buyers should indicate when contract awards will be announced.

Buyers should specify all delivery dates.

Buyers should indicate how long the contract should be.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk in the metal shells and casings market has been moderate in the three years to 2020. This level of risk reduces buyer power because it means that market providers face a greater possibility of upstream disruptions that could increase their operating costs. Consequently, they may be less... Subscribe to learn more.