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Supply chain procurement best practice guidelines create a win-win scenario

CIPH and MCAC team up to improve supply chain efficiencies

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October 15, 2014

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) have created best practice guidelines to assist mechanical contractors and wholesale distributors in dealing with supply chain management issues such as procurement.

“It’s very interesting to note that CIPH and MCA Canada realized that the foundation of the guidelines we created were used in its development, including collaboration, integrity and mutual respect, which are paramount to a profitable relationship,” said Paul McDonald, chairman of CIPH.

“MCA Canada and CIPH firmly believe that both parties should make a concerted effort to understand their partners lead times, financial models, business practices and ensure each manage expectations, which will result in a win-win scenario for all involved”, said MCA Canada chairman Gaetan Beaulieu.

The Best Practices Guidelines document focuses on cooperative contractor – wholesale distributor relationships, which are essential for conducting business with the goal of making the procurement process more efficient.

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