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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Transistors
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Transistors?

What is the average price of Transistors?

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

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 Transistors with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The market for transistors has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four suppliers generating less than 25.0% of revenue. There are about 1,200 suppliers in the market, and the market is fragmented due to its relatively low barriers to entry. For example, although suppliers must invest... 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?

Shipping

Could you provide a list of your distribution facilities locations, domestically and internationally?

What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need transistors shipped to more than one location?

Do you partner with other suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery?

Do you allow the usage of a clients' own shipping, transportation or delivery method?

Cost Containment

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

During the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor? Do labor costs fluctuate seasonally?

What percentage of your revenue in the past three years has been dedicated to depreciation?

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

Business Relationships

How sensitive is your company to price changes of key inputs? How sensitive are your suppliers to input cost changes?

Have you faced problems with your supply chain in the past? How did you overcome these issues?

How often do you evaluate your suppliers' prices to ensure they are still competitive?

Do you have alternate suppliers? If so, who are they? How often do you have to use non-preferred suppliers?

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?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you manage risk in your supply chain?

Who are your most important suppliers? How long have you been in business with them?

How many suppliers do you source from?

Where are your input suppliers located?

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?

Vendor Financial Risk

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer?

Have you had to increase your marketing expenditures to ward off increasing competition? What has that done to your profitability?

How does your company stay profitable during economic downturns?

Imports

Has import penetration adversely affected your operations? If so, how?

What incentive would I have to choose your transistors over an imported product? What sets your transistors apart from those of your foreign competitors?

How has the fluctuating value of the US dollar affected your foreign customers?

Do you import your raw materials or source them from domestic suppliers?

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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 transistors 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 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 transistors must arrive onsite.

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

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a low level of risk associated with the supply chain for transistors. The most important inputs in the production of transistors are semiconductor components, primarily silicone. The price of silicone has been falling consistently in the three years to 2020 due to lower production costs and high competition... Subscribe to learn more.

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