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For acquainted users: How should you understand and use the YQ Matrix graphs?
You can only consult and construct detailed and specific graphs on the YQ Matrix after you logged in. If you have not yet a login, please create one here, it's free. You can select the products or raw materials you are looking for here.
Prices in the YQ Matrix are expressed in your currency per ton.
Volumes are expressed in Tons.
GRAPH 1 - YQ PRICE EVOLUTION: Symbol (for easy recognition of the type of graph):
Use: To position different price trends on one single graph and to find your most reliable price trend line reference.
This graph shows the price trend evolution for the selected countries. For your first graph construction, please keep "Europe Eurozone counties" as default declarant and "Belgium, France, Germany" as default partner countries. You can still change it later on with the "Edit" graph function.
Do not select any "index" when creating your first graph. You will find more information on the index function in the “How-to-video” section.
Main different between the “Import” and the “Export” option of the graphs is that the “Import” option reflects the BUYING price from the Declarant’s point of view and the “Export” option reflects the SELLING price from the Declarant’s point of view. For more information, see at the bottom of this page for each graph.
If this graph is given "no results", use graph type 2 to find the major supply countries and select these countries in your "Partner" selection when editing your graph.
Use: To find major supply markets volumewise with each time their corresponding average price level.
This graph shows in which countries the major suppliers are located for your selected product/raw material. For your first graph construction, please keep the default "Declarant " and "Partners".
Use: To find the lowest prices with each time their corresponding average volume.
This graph shows in which countries the cheapest suppliers are located for your selected product/raw material. For your first graph construction, please keep the default "Declarant " and "Partner" selection.
GRAPH 4- YQ GROWTH MARKETS: Symbol:
Use: To find EMERGING markets and to check SEASONALITY opportunities.
This graph shows the turnover evolutions over differetn years and quarters indicating the markets where for the selected products/raw materials there is more business developing or there is less business developing. For your first graph construction, please keep the default "Declarant " and "Partner" selection.
By selecting monthly view, you will be able to vizualize the seasonality of the procurement which might enable you to buy at periods throughout the year when your suppliers have a low production volume and as such a lower price.
GRAPH 5 - YQ GPS INDEX - Visualization: Symbol:
Use: To show the YQ GPS index price you compose in the GPS index construction section.
In order to use this graph, you must first FIRST create your own index in the "Create GPS index" option located in your "Personal databox". You can define in this module how much percent that each price line will be taken into account for the creation of your own index (e.g. 30% prices from Belgium, 45% prices from Germany and 25% prices from France). You use this graph 5 to visualize the results of your index creation you made in the "Create GPS index" option located in your "Personal databox".
Like a GPS system for your car, you need different satellites (read: price lines) to know your exact position on the market when it comes to your procurement performance.
GRAPH 6 - YQ PRICE DELTA - Price performance: Symbol:
Use: To track your procurement price performance. This graph shows the "gap" evolution between your price and the market price over time.
This graph shows the difference between the market price and your price. It shows this over the defined time period so that you can track your procurement performance evolution on the price. If you buy below the market price, you should increase the gap between your price and the market price to have a better performance over time.
Your price (whether or not camouflaged) is required for this graph. You can upload this information in the section “My uploads” of your Personal Databox.Without your price data upload in the YQ Matrix platform, the system cannot generate this graph 6.
GRAPH 7 - YQ PRODUCTIVITY - Value performance: Symbol:
Use: To track your procurment performance expressed in actual money. This graphs shows the savings you actually realized expressed in absolute value.
The YQ GPS price delta (see graph 6) is one thing, but how much money did you actually save for your company versus market? This graphs multiplies the price gap with the volumes booked by you. It shows this over the defined time period so that you can track your procurement performance evolution expressed in absolute value. Your turnover and volume info is required for this graph. You can upload this information in the section “My uploads” of your Personal Databox. Without your data upload in the YQ Matrix platform, the system cannot generate this graph 7.
GRAPH 8 - YQ CPX INDEX - Cost price breakdown visualization: Symbol:
Use: To show the YQ CPX (Cost price breakdown) index price that decomposes your product into different ingredients.
This graph will visualize your CPX (=Cost price breakdown) index that you created in the "Create CPX index" construction module located in your Personal Databox.. With the "Create CPX index" tool, you can construct the cost price of a product by combining different raw materials and products and different price data lines following specific percentages that you define yourself (e.g. 60% steel, 40% polycarbonate and 10% rubber for defining the cost of a car). You can yourself compose the proportion of each ingredient into the total cost price of your product. This needs to be done PRIOR to using graph 8. Once this CPX index is created, than only you can visualize it on graph 8.
GRAPH 9 - YQ COST PRICE DELTA - Supplier's gross margin: Symbol:
Use: To track the margin evolution of your supplier
This graph will visualize the margin evolution of your suppliers over time as it will put on the graph the delta for each period between the price of the product and the YQ CPX that you created with the "Create CPX index" construction module located in your Personal Databox. Your price info is required for this graph. You can upload this information in the section “My uploads” of your Personal Databox.Without this upload the system cannot generate this graph 9.
When to use the "IMPORT" and when to use the "EXPORT" option in your graph edit definition:
GRAPH 1 - YQ PRICE EVOLUTION:
“IMPORT”: Several “Import” procurement price trend lines from several countries on one graph will help you to select your most preferred procurement price line.
"EXPORT": Several “Export” seller’s price trend lines from several countries on one graph will help you to select your most preferred selling price line and to mirror/bench it with its buyer’s price line.
GRAPH 2 - YQ BIGGEST Supply Sources:
"IMPORT": Highest “IMPORT” volumes countries imported into "Declarant" country/region from the "Partner" countries: Focus on looking for the biggest supplier country for your products with the average price for each one of them .
"EXPORT": Highest “EXPORT” volumes countries exported from "Declarant" country/region to the "Partner" countries: Focus on looking for the biggest customers of your supplier’s country with the average price for each one of them .
GRAPH 3 - YQ CHEAPEST Supply Sources:
"IMPORT": Lowest “IMPORT” prices will speed up your sourcing process with 50x because you will immediately define the cheapest countries to source from without having to look for suppliers in 265 countries. Check if there is sufficient volume business going on for your company.
"EXPORT": Lowest “Export” prices will inform you in which countries your supplier’s country is offering the best price conditions. You willl also find the price dumping markets where it might be more interesting to buy from than from next door.
GRAPH 4 - YQ GROWTH MARKETS:
"IMPORT":Highest “IMPORT” turnover into Declarant country from Partner countries: Focus on finding emerging supply markets (low prices or better quality) and it will warn you about decreasing supply markets (due to high price or bad quality).
"EXPORT": Highest “EXPORT” turnover of Declarant to Partner countries: Focus on finding geographical price policy difference from your supplier’s country to his customer’s countries. It will indicate reduced or increased business of your supplier’s country.
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