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IBISWorld’s Procurement Outsourcing Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Firms in the Procurement Outsourcing Services industry manage part or all of a company's procurement process. This can range from transactional services, such as processing purchase orders, to sourcing and maintaining relationships with suppliers. Many companies use industry services for indirect procurement, to acquire items or services that a company considers non-core to their business, such as travel management, as they have less experience in buying these services compared with industry players. Downstream markets, which range from large manufacturers and government agencies to small retailers, also hire procurement outsourcers for direct procurement, which involves purchasing key inputs for production process.

Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 8.1%...

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What is the Procurement Outsourcing Services industry?

The industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the four largest players estimated to generate less than 40% of industry revenue. Globalised IT consulting firms are the biggest players in the industry, using their technology to make procurement processes, such as creating purchase orders, more efficient. Niche operators are at one end of the spectrum, providing procurement services to specialised industries and clients. At the other end are well-known consulting brands with a small presence in the industry that functions as a value add to larger supply chain consulting services. Fragmentation is expected to remain a feature of the industry over the next five years, as client awareness of procurement outsourcing grows and more niche players enter the industry...

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Additional Insights for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business confidence index and Number of businesses in the Procurement Outsourcing Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Transactional services
    Strategic services
    Supplier management
    Analytics and other services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business confidence index
  • Number of businesses
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Total business profit

  • Current Performance
  • Industry characteristics
  • Demand drivers
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand outlook
  • Increasing complexity
  • Challenges
  • Table: Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Consumer Goods Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Office Property Operators

  • Products & Services
  • Transactional services
  • Strategic services
  • Supplier management
  • Analytics and other services
  • Chart: Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Large firms
  • Small to medium-size businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Procurement Outsourcing Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Direct Procurement
  • Goods and services used in the creation of goods or services purchased by a business's clients.
  • Indirect Procurement
  • Goods and services bought for the internal use of a business but not directly used in the creation of goods or services purchased by the business's clients.
  • Outsourcing
  • The contracting out of a business process to an independent third party.
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