This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the vegetation management marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Vegetation management, removal of vegetation or the prevention of vegetative growth, are used to maintain safe conditions around energized conductors and ensure reliable electric service. They include services ranging from manual methods to cultural control. Primarily a fragmented industry, vegetation management has a well developed supplier base. The vegetation management category has low product segmentation and serves primarily industrial markets. The demand for vegetation management is generated by various downstream industries with primary drivers including climatic conditions, natural disasters, government regulations and utility infrastructure expansion. Key costs around the vegetation management category include labor and transportation costs (fuel). The major trends in the vegetation management industry include consolidation and impacts of regulations, among others. The risk outlook for the vegetation management industry is deteriorating based on the macroeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the vegetation management industry include strategic sourcing practices.
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.