Caterpillar - Five Forces Analysis

Caterpillar - Five Forces Analysis

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Intensity of Existing Rivalry

Relatively few competitors (Caterpillar) Few competitors mean fewer firms are competing for the same customers and resources, which is a...
Large industry size (Caterpillar) Large industries allow multiple firms and produces to prosper without having to steal market share...

Bargaining Power of Suppliers

Volume is critical to suppliers (Caterpillar) When suppliers are reliant on high volumes, they have less bargaining power, because a producer can...
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Critical production inputs are similar (Caterpillar) When critical production inputs are similar, it is easier to mix and match inputs, which reduces...
Inputs have little impact on costs (Caterpillar) When inputs are not a big component of costs, suppliers of those inputs have less bargaining power....
Large number of substitute inputs (Caterpillar) When there are a large number of substitute inputs, suppliers have less bargaining leverage over...

Threat of Substitutes

Substitute product is inferior (Caterpillar) An inferior product means a customer is less likely to switch from Caterpillar to another product or...
Limited number of substitutes (Caterpillar) A limited number of substitutes mean that customers cannot easily find other products or services...

Bargaining Power of Customers

Product is important to customer (Caterpillar) When customers cherish particular products they end up paying more for that one product. This...
Large number of customers (Caterpillar) When there are large numbers of customers, no one customer tends to have bargaining leverage....
Limited buyer choice (Caterpillar) When customers have limited choices they end up paying more for the choices that are available....
Low dependency on distributors (Caterpillar) When produces have low dependence, distributors have less bargaining power. Low dependency...

Threat of New Competitors

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