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How much should I pay for Newsprint & Offset Papers?
What is the average price of Newsprint & Offset Papers?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Newsprint & Offset Papers. 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 Newsprint & Offset Papers 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 Newsprint & Offset Papers 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 Newsprint & Offset Papers?
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 Newsprint & Offset Papers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.
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Find the vendor to meet your needs
Where can I purchase ?
The top four vendors in the newsprint and offset papers market account for roughly 40.0% to 50.0% of total market revenue. This moderate level of market share concentration is due to the presence of several major paper vendors in the market combined with some less profitable vendors exiting the market.... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What is your experience working with companies similar to mine?
How do you track customer satisfaction?
What is the rate of contract renewal among your customers?
Can you provide a list of references of both current customers and past customers that chose not to renew their contract?
Has there been any litigation against your company in the past, or is there presently? If so, what was it regarding and what was the outcome?
Supply Chain Risk
How do you mitigate sudden price increases in wood pulp and other raw materials?
When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto customers?
How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? When input costs rise, are you able to source the product from a different supplier to get lower prices?
Have you encountered difficulty obtaining necessary inputs at a reasonable price in the past?
How are you mitigating bankruptcy risk in the face of market-wide declines in revenue?
How has declining demand affected your operations?
Are mergers and acquisitions something your company is looking into? If so, how would they affect operations?
How would bankruptcy affect existing supply contracts?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should propose a total maximum budget for the project.
Buyers should include a breakdown of their budget by price per unit, using industry-standard units wherever possible.
Buyers should be sure to include total ownership costs in their budget such as delivery costs.
Buyers should protect their purchase by requesting a warranty on purchased newsprint or offset papers.
For help creating a total budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.
Buyers should select a vendor who meets the proposed quality standards while remaining under the project budget.
Buyers should select a vendor who has the appropriate qualifications and market experience to complete the project on time.
Buyers should select a financially stable vendor who is at low risk to experience interruptions in their operations.
Buyers can maintain a list of key pricing and quality factors that they will use to select a vendor.
For help creating selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should list key relevant dates in the RFP process including deadlines for inquiries and submissions.
Buyers should include a notice of when final bid awards will be announced.
Buyers should specify the frequency of any recurring newsprint or offset paper deliveries.
Buyers should clearly mark the beginning and end dates of the contract.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
There is a moderate level of supply chain risk in the newsprint and offset paper market. Examples of goods and services purchased by market suppliers include wood pulp, chemicals, industrial equipment and transportation services. These goods and services are supplied by sawmills as well as chemical, truck and industrial equipment... Subscribe to learn more.