MONTREAL, July 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada announced today
that it is bringing important changes to its Ontario distribution
network to better serve its customers and their evolving needs, and
position itself for future growth. Over the coming year, McKesson
Canada will be consolidating its operations from five existing Ontario
facilities to four distribution centres located in Brampton, Trenton,
Ottawa and Chatham.
As a part of this redesign, a new state of the art distribution centre
is being built in Trenton (Quinte West). This new facility will allow
McKesson to increase capacity to better serve its customers and achieve
higher operational efficiencies.
"As market conditions and regulatory requirements continue to shape the
Canadian health care landscape, we felt that optimizing our network and
investing significantly in our infrastructure was the right decision
for McKesson Canada. This will allow us to increase our capacity,
improve our efficiency and ensure we are appropriately positioned to
adapt to a transforming environment," explained Nick Loporcaro,
President of McKesson Canada.
As a result of this redesign, the Mississauga distribution centre will
be closing in the spring of 2014. This will lead to a total of
approximately 190 job losses. Additional job losses are also expected
to occur at the Brampton, Chatham and Ottawa distribution centres in
the coming months.
"This is a challenging day for the McKesson Canada family. We understand
that these business decisions have a high impact on the personal and
professional lives of our employees. We are committed to providing them
with the best available care throughout the transition," indicated Nick
Members of McKesson Canada's management team met with all of the
affected Ontario employees earlier this afternoon in order to inform
them of this decision and explain the support that they will receive
during the course of the transition. The company is committed to
treating each impacted employee with great consideration, in accordance
with its ICARE shared values and ensuring the utmost respect and
fairness, and will work closely with them throughout this transition.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that
enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer
care. The company's solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers,
hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get
closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while
contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
SOURCE: MCKESSON CANADA
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