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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Radio Antennas
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Radio Antennas?

What is the average price of Radio Antennas?

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

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 Radio Antennas 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 radio antennas market has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four operators in the market accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. In total, there are nearly 2,800 suppliers of radio antennas. Overall, this market is highly fragmented because manufacturing radio antennas does... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?

Regulation

How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Scope of Operations

What are the types of products and services that you offer with radio antennas?

How does ordering several products together affect lead time? Can you shorten this? Would that change transportation costs?

What types of discounts do you offer with large volume orders? What about for the total value of the contract?

Are your products compatible with other radio infrastructure?

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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

Has the global semiconductor shortage affected your ability to supply radio antennas?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Product Quality

What is the average lifespan of one of your products? What sort of conditions can your antennas endure? Has this been tested?

What kind of equipment are your products adaptable to?

How does signal strength and beam width vary with your products?

What sort of warranty comes with your products? What about potential insurance?

Customer Service Procedures

What customer service procedures do you have in place? How does this differ for late supplies? How about defective products?

Which method of communication is best for customer service?

How does the typical customer service turnaround differ based upon the mode of communication?

Do you have consumer references? What about peer references? Can you offer such references for each of your facilities?

Do you have tracking procedures for customer service issues and complaints? How often do you address issues that could potentially be systemic?

Quality Control

How are your devices stored? How do you prevent water damage or dropped products?

How do you check for quality at your facilities? Is it labor or machine-based? How does this enhance quality?

Do you offer training for your employees on quality? How often is such training refreshed?

What are your company-specific quality standards? How are these enforced amongst your employees?

Do you have any sample products available?

Distribution

Where are your offices? Where are your warehousing and distribution centers?

Which locations will supply my company? How does this affect lead times? How about prices?

How do you limit transit time and potential risks? How do you protect products in the course of transit?

How often do you update your transit procedures? How do you ensure optimal delivery times?

Market Expertise

How long have you worked in the telecommunications market? What specialized knowledge does this offer you?

What kinds of products meet my specifications? Given my operations, what are the most efficient types of antennas?

Do you have product recommendations for my company infrastructure? What improvements will those products offer?

How do you process specialized orders? How do you ensure that it meets customer specifications?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the project.

Buyers should include details about per-unit spending expectations and limitations.

Buyers should request detailed information about shipping and handling costs.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should look for providers capable of providing radio antennas that meet the specifications outlined in the RFP.

Buyers should give priority to suppliers that can meet the budget requirements in the RFP.

Buyers should try to choose vendors that are located nearby to reduce shipping costs and lead times.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date when proposals are due and when the award will be announced.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the radio antennas must arrive on site.

Buyers should indicate how they want the radio antennas to be packaged and shipped.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a medium level of risk in the supply chain for radio antennas. Semiconductor and circuit manufacturers have faced uncertain and difficult market conditions; some vendors have struggled with the high competition that exists in the semiconductor and circuit manufacturing industry. Vendors have been forced to consistently cut prices... Subscribe to learn more.

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