This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the Maintenance, Repair & Operating (MRO) supplies distribution marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. MRO supplies include a large number of products used in maintenance, repair and production ranging from tools to power cables. Primarily a mixed and mature industry, MRO supplies has a well developed supplier base. The MRO supplies category has high product segmentation and serves primarily industrial, commercial, and government markets. The demand for MRO supplies is generated by various upstream, midstream and downstream industries with primary drivers including new focus on renewable energy, competition/ cost reduction, and maintaining current machinery. Key costs around the MRO supplies category include cost of supplies (products), cost of services (labor), cost of fuel and freight and cost of increasing market reach. The major trends in this industry include consolidation and use of integrated supply model, among others. The risk outlook for the MRO supplies industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the MRO supplies industry include strategic sourcing practices, green initiatives and international market dynamic advantages.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.