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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Slip Sheets
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Slip Sheets?

What is the average price of Slip Sheets?

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

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 Slip Sheets 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 slip sheet market has a medium level of market share concentration, with the top four firms accounting for between 30.0% and 40.0% of total market revenue in 2020. There are currently an estimated 50 suppliers operating in this market, including paperboard and fiberboard slip sheet manufacturers, plastic slip sheet... 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?


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?

Quality Control

How do you check for quality? Is it manual or computer-based? How does this process reduce potential errors?

How often do you check for quality? Is it based on how much you produce or is it based on a set period of time?

What sort of training do your employees receive? How often is their training refreshed?

How often do you check for systemic quality issues? Do you revise or update your quality control procedures often?


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

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 outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Customer Service

What lines of communication do you offer for your customer service? Which is the most effective way to reach your representatives?

What systems do you have in place to track customer service problems?

How often do you check for underlying service issues? Do you update your customer service procedures often?

Do you have customer references? What about references from companies similar to mine?

Distribution Capabilities

Describe your transportation procedures. How does your process minimize potential damage to your products?

Do you have specialized handling procedures for rush deliveries? How do you ensure a timely, safe delivery?

What steps do you take to reduce costs during transportation? How is that reflected in your delivery price?

Do you review your transportation procedures often? How have the revisions to your transportation process improved your delivery performance during the past five years?

Production Capabilities

What is the maximum output for your largest location? What is the maximum output for the location closest to my business?

How often do you perform maintenance on your machinery? How does this improve the performance of the machinery?

How often do you update your infrastructure to the latest technology? How does this improve your overall efficiency?

Do you have a dedicated process to rush orders? What is the maximum capability for a rush order?

Scope of Operations

How does bundling goods affect the lead time for slip sheets? Which products will delay lead times?

How do your diverse product offerings benefit my company?

How would it benefit my operations to source my packaging needs from your company?

What is your level of expertise with slip sheets? What about with other products?

Supply Chain Management

What long-term agreements do you have with your suppliers? How do these relationships reduce costs for your company?

How do your established supply chain agreements benefit me in terms of price? What about lead time?

How do you ensure the steady production of slip sheets? How do you plan for potential supply chain disruptions?

How do you plan to adjusting to future price increases for your manufacturing inputs? How will you leverage established relationships to reduce future price increases?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should disclose the total value of the contract for slip sheets.

Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine whether they are paying competitive prices for slip sheets.

Buyers should include their preferred payment methods and frequency for payments.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their customer service offerings.

Buyers should give preference to vendors that have facilities located near their operations.

Buyers should consider providers' production infrastructure when evaluating potential contracts.

Buyers should give preference to providers that offer bundling or volume discounts.

Buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for additional criteria to consider when evaluating vendors.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide the date when vendors’ proposals are due.

Buyers should indicate when vendors will be notified about contract awards.

Buyers should specify how long they wish the contract to be.

Buyers should indicate any other critical dates, such as the delivery schedule for their slip sheet orders.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The level of supply chain risk in the slip sheet market is moderate. This risk detracts from buyer power because it means that providers can face supply chain disruptions that could increase their operating costs unexpectedly or prevent them from delivering products. Consequently, providers may be less willing to negotiate... Subscribe to learn more.