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Procurement Outsourcing Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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Procurement Outsourcing Services Market Research Report | SIC UK0.014 | Mar 2017

A new source: A rise in the number of businesses has supported the expansion of industry demand

IBISWorld’s Procurement Outsourcing Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Accenture plc Accenture plc market share
Capita plc Capita plc market share
IBM United Kingdom Ltd IBM United Kingdom Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has expanded consistently over the past five years as demand has increased
  • The industry has been unable to fully take advantage of rising business numbers as many new firms are very small
  • The weak pound is expected to boost demand as businesses outsource procurement to cut costs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has expanded over the past five years. This is primarily because businesses chose to outsource procurement sourcing activities in order to improve cost efficiencies. Demand from public-sector organisations also increased because of pressures on public spending. In addition, rising IT and telecommunications adoption made it easier to outsource activities to industry operators. Improvements in business capital spending also increased business capacity levels, which in turn increased the need for industry services. However, weak manufacturing activity and the closure of many retail stores constrained growth, as they a key market for the industry. Industry revenue is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to £1.6 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry is subject to a low level of regulation, which means that compliance-related barriers to entry are low. Other barriers to entry are considerable, however, and relate to the need for industry participants to establish credibility with clients. For example, potential new entrants need to be able to attract appropriately qualified staff, often with niche knowledge relating to the major markets an enterprise hopes to target.

Connections to international networks for procurement are also critical, since companies' supply chains are becoming increasingly globalised. Potential entrants need to understand overseas and domestic regulations surrounding import and export of goods. The.. purchase to read more

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 effectively communicate and negotiate
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    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry?

    Businesses in this industry provide direct and indirect procurement services for their clients. Procurement outsourcing allows client companies to reduce their costs and become more efficient.

    Industry Products
    Direct procurementIndirect procurement
    Industry Activities
    Direct procurementIndirect procurement

    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 capital expenditure
  • Number of businesses
  • Business confidence index
  • Government capital expenditure
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Current Performance
  • Drivers of growth
  • Growth limitations
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Profitability expands
  • 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
  • Manufacturing
  • Meat Processing
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Hospitals
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Mobile Telephone Retailers
  • Office Furniture Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Indirect procurement
  • Direct procurement
  • Chart: Procurement Outsourcing Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Food processors
  • Government
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • 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
    Major Companies
    Capita plc
    IBM United Kingdom Ltd
    Accenture (UK) Ltd
  • Table: Capita plc - financial performance
  • Table: IBM United Kingdom Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Accenture (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • 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
  • Includes:
  • 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
    Fleet Management
  • The management of a company's transportation fleet, which could include cars, vans, ships and aircraft.
  • Outsourcing
  • The contracting out of a business process to an independent third party.
  • Procurement
  • The acquisition of goods and services. Procurement can be described as either direct or indirect.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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