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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Cement in Canada
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Cement in Canada?

What is the average price of Cement in Canada?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Cement in Canada. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Cement in Canada been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Cement in Canada yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Cement in Canada?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Cement in Canada with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

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How risky is the Cement supply chain in Canada?

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Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Distribution

  • Could you provide a list of your production plant and terminal locations?
  • What are your packaging and transportation procedures? Do they have an impact on lead time?
  • Do you experience inventory or supply issues with your line of cement? How has that affected shipping times?
  • What are your shipping rates to my facilities? Do shipping rates vary if I need cement delivered to more than one location?

Cost Containment

  • Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw material inputs? How has that changed?
  • How have fluctuations in input prices affected the price of your cement over the past three years?
  • Do you own or lease your limestone quarries? Have those costs changed over the past three years? If so, how has that affected the price of your cement?
  • How diversified is your supplier base for inputs, such as aggregates? When input costs rise, are you able to source the input from a different supplier to get lower pricing?

Customer Service

  • What is the scope of your customer services? Do clients have access to a dedicated account manager, or is there a general support line?
  • How can customer service representatives be reached? What is the typical response time for each of these methods?
  • Do you have response time benchmarks for following up with a client or problem solving?
  • What is your process for dealing with customer problems and complaints? Do you have an escalation process?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my Cement in Canada RFP include?

Project Budget

  • Buyers should state their total budget for the purchase.
  • Buyers should break down their budget for each type of cement if more than one type is being purchased.
  • Buyers should state how any additional costs will be handled, such as shipping and transportation.

Selection Criteria

  • Buyers should check the availability of the requested products from each supplier and look at backorder times for suppliers without immediate availability.
  • Buyers should assess the price quoted by each supplier.
  • Buyers should consider the product quality from each supplier.

Project Schedule

  • Buyers should provide a list of key dates that pertain to the RFP process, such as the final date to submit questions and bids.
  • Buyers should provide a date that the product must be delivered by. If a supply contract is being signed, buyers should state the frequency of deliveries.