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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Plywood?

What is the average price of Plywood?

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

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 Plywood 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 plywood market has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four suppliers accounting for about 17.4% of total market revenue. There are an estimated 648 companies supplying plywood products in the United States at the manufacturing and wholesale levels. Some of the largest suppliers include Weyerhaeuser... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Market Competition

How do you maintain a competitive advantage in your business?

What is your reputation among customers, and how have you developed it?

What percentage of your revenue comes from your largest customers, and what markets do they operate in?

Do you have minimum purchase requirements when working with small and midsize clients? If so, what are the terms?

How have rising imports affected demand and pricing for your product?

Shipment & Delivery

How close are your facilities to various distribution outlets?

How are transportation costs factored into plywood prices? Is there potential for extra expenses, such as fuel surcharges?

What is your average lead time for large-volume purchases? What is your on-time delivery rate?

What is your return policy on defective shipments?

What is your delivery schedule? Can buyers in supply agreements develop custom delivery schedules?

Do you have internal distribution departments or are product shipments made through third-party sources?

Buyer Satisfaction

Have you had any major complaints from past customers associated with product quality or delivery? How have you dealt with their issues?

What are your standard service procedures in the event that products do not meet buyer requirements?

What communication methods have you established to ensure buyer satisfaction?

How available are you in case customers need assistance with particular issues that might arise?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should provide an itemized cost structure for their plywood purchase.

Buyers should describe their preferred payment method and schedule.

Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price to determine if they are receiving competitive prices for particleboard.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate prospective suppliers on their ability to offer competitive prices.

Buyers should assess suppliers on their ability to provide the quality and amount of plywood they require.

Buyers should give preference to vendors with extensive distribution networks and customer services.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers must specify the deadline for bid proposal submissions.

Buyers should indicate when award information will be communicated to prospective suppliers.

Buyers should indicate when contracts should be completed.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for plywood poses a moderate level of risk. Suppliers depend on wood producers and sawmills, glue and adhesive manufacturers, plastic and resin manufacturers and machinery manufacturers. The greatest level of risk comes from wood producers as wood purchases account for nearly 40.0% of supplier revenue. In 2017,... Subscribe to learn more.