Demand for hazardous waste disposal services has increased during the past three years due to a rebounding industrial and manufacturing sector
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2014
Hazardous waste disposal services have a buyer power score of 3.4 out of 5.0. The higher the score, the more leverage a buyer has during the negotiation process. Therefore, according to IBISWorld procurement analyst Deonta Smith, “This score signifies that buyers in the hazardous waste disposal market have a medium level of power.” Buyer power is positively influenced by low levels of product specialization and negatively affected by high market share concentration and the low availability of substitutes.
Because few service providers operate on a regional level, buyers have a limited selection of service providers that best suit their needs. “While small-scale haulers compose the majority of service providers, large-scale firms own most of the market share, which further limits a buyer’s options,” says Smith. Additionally, because buyers enter into contractual agreements with only one hazardous waste disposal service provider, it is difficult for buyers to switch between firms without incurring a loss. Any buyer that is planning on procuring hazardous waste disposal services in a certain market will be limited by the service provider which operates that market, which reduces buyer power.
Moreover, the lack of substitutes for related services further narrows the buyer’s scope of possibilities. If a buyer is not satisfied with the large-scale service provider which services their geographic location, a small-scale service provider may be available as an alternative. Leaning towards a small-scale service provider can help buyers obtain leverage by creating competition during the negotiation process. A further impetus for buyer power is the low level specialization of these services. Buyers’ can purchase hazardous waste disposal services from service providers located within their operating region and obtain transportation discounts. However, seeking out a large-scale service provider to satisfy their needs would spur competition among competing haulers. This expands the range of haulers from which a buyer can choose, thus improving buyer power. Major vendors include Stericycle, Clean Harbors Inc., Veolia Environnement SA and US Ecology Inc.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of hazardous waste disposal services. Provided services include the disposal of medical, acid, hazardous and inorganic waste as well as chemical detoxification. This report excludes waste treatment services.
Recent Price Trend
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Market Share Concentration
Buying Lead Time
Key RFP Elements
Buyer Power Factors
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