YQ Graphs: Explanations


New users: go to easygraph

  

How should you understand and use the YQ Matrix graphs:

For videos on how to read and/or construct the graphs, have a look at the “How-to-video” section in this YQ Knowledge Chapter.

 

IMPORTANT: You can only consult and construct graphs on the YQ Matrix after you logged in. If you have not yet a login, please create one and join the YQ Matrix.

P.S. 1: 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.

PS.2: Prices in the YQ Matrix are expressed in your currency per ton. Volumes are expressed in Tons

 

GRAPH 1 - Cheapest prices per country: To position different price trends on one single graph and to find your most reliable price trend line reference.

Symbol:  Graph 4: Cheapest prices per country

1.a . With the “IMPORT” option selected
Several “Import” procurement price trend lines on one graph will help you to select your most preferred procurement price line.

1.b. With the EXPORT option selected
Several “Export” seller’s price trend lines 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.

You can also plot your index or anybody else's index on this graph. 

The instruction manual for this graph is under construction as we speak. It should be available in the next coming week(s).

 

 

 

GRAPH 2- Highest turnover: To find EMERGING markets.

Symbol (for easy recognition of the type of graph):   Graph 1: Highest Turnover

 1.a. With the IMPORT option selected
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).

1.b. With the EXPORT option selected
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.

 

GRAPH 3 - Highest Volumes (+ corresponding prices): To find BIGGEST supply markets.

Symbol:   Graph 2: Highest Volume

1.a. With the IMPORT option selected
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 .

1.b. With the EXPORT option selected
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 4 - Lowest prices & volumes: To find the CHEAPEST supply markets.

Symbol:  Graph 3: Lowest prices

1.a. With the IMPORT option selected
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.

1.b. With the EXPORT option selected
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 5 - YQ GPS Index construction: To show the YQ GPS index price you compose in the GPS index construction section.

Symbol:  Graph 5: YQ GPS construction

This graph will give you a graph visibility on the YQ GPS index that you compose from different price data lines in the YQ GPS Index construction module located in your Personal Databox. Like a car GPS, you need different satellites (read: price lines) to know your exact position on the market when it comes to your procurement performance.

This graph was recently finalized. The instruction manual video on how to use it is still under construction!

 

GRAPH 6 - YQ CPX Index construction: To show the YQ CPX (Cost price breakdown) index price that decompose your product into different ingredients.

Symbol:  Graph 6: YQ CPX construction

This graph will give you a graph visibility on the YQ CPX (Cost price breakdown) index that you compose from different raw materials and products and different price data lines in the YQ CPX Index construction module located in your Personal Databox. You can yourself compose the proportion of each ingredient into the total cost price of your product.  

This graph was recently finalized. The instruction manual video on how to use it is still under construction!

 

GRAPH 7 - YQ GPS price delta: Gap between your price and the market.

Symbol:  Graph 7: YQ GPS price delta

This graph shows the difference between the market price and your price. If you buy below the market price, you should increase the gap to have a better performance. If you buy above the market price, you should decrease the gap till you cross the market price line and start to buy below the market price. 

This graph was recently finalized. The instruction manual video on how to use it is still under construction!

 

 

GRAPH 8 - YQ GPS Productivity: Savings you realized in absolute value.

Symbol:  Graph 8: YQ GPS productivity

The YQ GPS price delta (see graph 7) is one thing, but how much money did you save for your company versus market? This graphs multiplies the price gap with the volumes booked by you. Your turnover and volume info is required for this graph. You can upload this information in the  section “My uploads” of your Personal Databox.

 

This graph is still under construction in collaboration with the University of Maastricht!

 

 

GRAPH 9 - YQ CPX Costprice delta: Margin evolution of your supplier

Symbol:  Graph 9: YQ CPX Costprice delta

The YQ GPS price delta (see graph 7) is one thing, but how much money did you save for your company versus market? This graphs multiplies the price gap with the volumes booked by you. Your turnover and volume info is required for this graph. You can upload this information in the  section “My uploads” of your Personal Databox.

This graph was recently finalized. The instruction manual video on how to use it is still under construction!