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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Tablet Computers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Tablet Computers?

What is the average price of Tablet Computers?

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

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 Tablet Computers 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 ?

ProcurementIQ estimates that there are 25 firms manufacturing tablet computers in the United States. Most manufacturers supply their products directly to buyers and distribute them through wholesale vendors. Collectively, the top four manufacturing firms account for more than 50.0% of market revenue, indicating a high level of concentration. In fact,... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Production Outsourcing

What parts of your product are outsourced? To whom and to where are they outsourced to?

For parts of production that are outsourced overseas, are there any geopolitical factors that have disrupted production in the past or may disrupt production in the future?

How do you safeguard against the negative impact that geopolitical disruptions have on your supply chain?

Are you planning on onshoring any stages of production currently outsourced overseas in the near future? What impact will this have on your production time and prices?

Supply Chain

How many suppliers do you source your input materials from? How long have you been in supply agreements with these vendors?

How have fluctuations in the supply of your input materials affected recent prices?

What protocols do you have in place to mitigate fluctuations in the supply and price of raw materials?

What proportion of rising supply costs do you absorb versus pass on to the buyer?

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

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the tablet computers they wish to purchase.

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 that can offer tablet computers that meet the specifications outlined in the RFP.

Buyers should give preference to providers that can meet the budget requirements in the RFP.

Buyers should prioritize vendors that are located nearby to reduce shipping costs and times.

Buyers should look for providers that offer high-quality tablet computers.

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

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due.

Buyers should indicate the date by which the tablet computers need to be delivered.

Buyers should indicate how they want the tablet computers packaged and shipped.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

While minimal risk stems from this market's primary suppliers, the overall supply chain poses moderate risk to tablet manufacturers. Tablet manufacturers rely heavily on semiconductors and other various electronic devices. The semiconductor industry is mature, and consistent demand for these products helps ensure continuity for these upstream suppliers, thereby mitigating... Subscribe to learn more.