Source of success: A rising number of businesses has increased demand for industry services

Firms in the Procurement Outsourcing Services industry manage part or all of a client's procurement process, which 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. For example, a firm might use a procurement company to acquire items or services it considers non-core to its business, such as travel management, as a procurement company will likely have more experience in purchasing these services compared with the client. 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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Positive business confidence has increased the pool of potential industry customers
  • Businesses have increasingly turned to industry services to maximise cost savings
  • Profit margins are projected to weaken as new entrants boost industry competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Industry operators provide third-party procurement services, including both direct and indirect procurement. Direct procurement includes inputs to production and goods used in a client's core business. Businesses typically purchase these goods frequently. Conversely, indirect procurement includes goods and services ancillary to an enterprise's core business, such as fleet management, utilities, IT services, HR services and travel services. Businesses purchase many of these products and services infrequently or on an ad hoc basis.Industry firms provide a variety of services that cover both direct and indirect procurement, including sourcing products and services, managing suppliers and providing transactional support, such as issuing purchase orders. Oth...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Procurement Outsourcing Services are:

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • 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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    What is the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry?

    Industry companies act as a third party, providing procurement services for clients, including direct and indirect procurement. Procurement outsourcing allows client companies to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance performance.

    Industry Products
  • Transactional services
  • Strategic services
  • Supplier management
  • Analytics and other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Direct procurement
  • Indirect procurement
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • 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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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