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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim?

What is the average price of Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim. 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 Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim 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 Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim 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 Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim?

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 Vehicle Seating & Interior Trim 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 ?

Among the estimated 50,000 suppliers of vehicle seating and interior trim, the top four operators account for less than 30.0% of total market revenue, signaling a low level of concentration. Most vendors choose to operate within particular market segments, curbing their ability to garner a significant share of revenue. For... 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?


What materials do you use when making interior products and seating? How expensive are they relative to substitute materials?

Are the materials you use rated for strength and flame resistance? If so, what are the ratings?

Do you employ quality control personnel or equipment? If so, how many personnel and what kind of equipment?

When was the last time you invested in new production equipment? What prompted you to do so?


How many years have you been in business?

What percentage of your revenue is derived from regular or repeat customers?

How do you respond to an issue with a customer?

Can you provide references?


What method of delivery do you use? Why?

How often do you receive product returns as a result of shipping damage? How do you deal with these situations?

What systems do you have in place to track shipments?

When was the last time you evaluated your shipping supplier or switched suppliers?

Cost Structure

What percentage of revenue do you dedicate to raw materials? Is this share increasing or decreasing?

What are you doing to streamline your cost structure and reduce overhead?

Do you aggressively undercut your competitors' prices? If so, how are you able to adjust for this reduced revenue?

Will your prices increase if input prices increase?

Supply Chain Dynamics

How much inventory do you currently have? How long will this last if your supply chain is disrupted?

What are your relationships with your main suppliers like? How long have you been using each of your main suppliers?

Where are your raw materials manufactured? Does this location have any impact on price or quality?

How do you deal with price increases in your supply chain?


How do you plan to deal with competition? How have you dealt with competition in the past?

How do you differentiate your products from your suppliers' products?

Has your market share grown or diminished in the past few years? Why?

Give an example of an aspect of your business that sets you apart from your competitors.

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the requested products.

Vendors should include a cost schedule for their products, as well as any other costs for which buyers are responsible (e.g. shipping).

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the extent to which the products meet their specifications.

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their cost proposals.

Buyers should evaluate the useful life of the products.

Buyers should evaluate the warranties associated with the products.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should include the date proposals are due and any other relevant dates (e.g. inspections, etc.) prior to the contract award.

Buyers should include the date by which they must receive the products.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The level of supply chain risk in the vehicle seating and interior trim market is moderate. Vendors in the market procure various inputs from upstream suppliers to manufacture goods, many of which rely on oil to facilitate production. In particular, inputs like synthetic fibers, plastic products and urethane foam use... Subscribe to learn more.