Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Oil Filters?
What is the average price of Oil Filters?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Oil Filters. 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 Oil Filters 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 Oil Filters 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 Oil Filters?
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 Oil Filters 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 ?
The market for oil filters is highly concentrated at the manufacturing level, with only about 40 manufacturers and an estimated 59,000 distributors and auto parts stores offering filters in the United States. This market is highly concentrated at the manufacturing level for three primary reasons. First, brand loyalty is high... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
Who is in charge of your inventory and ordering? How long have they been working with you?
Do you use electronic inventory tracking systems?
Do you partner with any local warehouses to boost available inventory?
How much inventory do you currently have on hand?
Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?
What are your shipping times to my place of business? What are your shipping rates?
Who is your shipping supplier and have you had any issues with them in the past?
Do you allow clients to pick up their shipments or use their own shipping supplier?
Do you have any partner companies or distribution facilities located nearby?
What systems do you have in place to ensure accurate orders?
Do you use electronic order tracking?
How efficient is your communication with major manufacturers? Describe your process for ordering filters.
If an order is incorrect or arrives damaged, how do you remedy the situation? How long does it usually take to fix an incorrect order?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.
Buyers should explain when and how many payments will be made.
Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine about how much they should pay for oil filters.
Buyers should evaluate vendors according to filter quality.
Buyers should assess the level of customer services vendors will likely provide.
Buyers should take into account the level of experience of vendors with regard to producing oil filters.
For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.
Buyers should outline the tentative schedule and process for the RFP and project.
Buyers need to include the date proposals are due and when the award will be announced
Buyers should dictate the payment schedule and delivery dates for products.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
The supply chain for oil filters has been exhibiting a moderate level of risk during the past three years. There are two primary inputs used in oil filter production: steel, which is used to make the outer case, and cellulose or synthetic fiber, which is used as the filter material.... Subscribe to learn more.