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Ask an Expert: Customers, Partners and Your Value Chain

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Your value chain is about meaningful relationships. To ensure your value chain is right for your business, it’s important that you ask the right questions. In this short video, Dr. Martin Gooch, Director of the Value Chain Management Centre, tells you what to look for when building these relationships.

Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada – Published December 2012

Cut Waste, GROW PROFIT™ Forum – Presentations

Thank you to the following speakers for sharing their presentations. To access the presentations, please click on the following links:


Cut Waste, GROW PROFIT™ Forum – November 19, 2012

How to reduce food waste leading to increased profitability and environmental sustainability

November 19, 2012 Mississauga Ontario, Maple Leaf Foods ThinkFOOD Centre

Expert speakers from Canada and overseas included stakeholders across the chain: producers, processors, retailers and food service companies to food rescue charities and academia. Companies presenting at the forum included large Canadian and international businesses such as Sobeys Inc, Maple Leaf Foods, Walmart Canada, along with small local businesses such as Appetizingly Yours. Community groups included Ontario Christian Gleaners and Second Harvest.

SpeakersAgenda“Cut Waste, GROW PROFIT™” Background PaperPresentationsPhoto Gallery

Thank you to our sponsors:

University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College, Maple Leaf Foods, IFCO, MNP LLP
Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, Canadian Horticulture Council, Farm Credit Canada, Faye Clack Communications Inc, Guelph Food Technology Centre, Ontario Food Industry Environmental Coalition, SA Partners, SCG Communications.

Value Chain Innovation Forum – April 3-4, 2012

View online summary of the conference, here. Workshop, here.

Thank you to our speakers for kindly sharing their presentations with us.

April 3 Presentations: Value Chain Innovation

Canadian Sheep Federation, C&M Seeds, CRF (Colac Otway) Pty. Ltd., IICA, Ipsos Forward, Sevita, Vineland Growers Co-operative Ltd., Value Chain Management Centre, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Zespri, Summary

April 4 Presentations: Lean, Six Sigma Workshop

Introduction, Agricultural Adaptation Council, CRF (Colac Otway) Pty. Ltd., Maple Leaf Foods, SA Partners, Value Chain Management Centre, Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, Zespri, Summary