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    Vaue Stream Mapping with MTT

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    Value Chain Mapping (aka Value Stream Mapping) We're often asked about graphical depictions of actual, real world, C+H Value Chains. Or, we get asked how can I model and improve my firm's value chain processes? The answer is to initiate a Value Chain Mapping project which will encompass 3 different modeling methodologies, 3 different tools and 3 different trainings. My objective here as our Associations is to transfer my enterprise modeling knowledge, my business process au
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    Supply Chain Council Guidance on KPIs

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    This blog was first published on Brook Software Solutions' blog: http://insights.brook.ie/blog/7-critical-kpis-for-the-best-supply-chain-management-process  We thank Stephanie Davies from LinkedIn for her contribution! The effectiveness of a company's Supply Chain Management acumen (Member Support note: On our site we use the Value instead of Supply) can be measured in different ways, and the measurements chosen by a company are usually specific to the kind of business being done, so t
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    What is TOC?

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    TOC (Theory of Constraints) A concept advocated by Eliyahu Goldratt, which is the theoretical base of supply chain management. TOC is a model that explains the impact on profitability from decision-making by a supply chain in terms of time. TOC is also a method of managing bottlenecks. The "TOC (Theory of Constraints)", which was developed by Eliyahu Goldratt, is a method of increasing throughput by managing "constraints" (bottlenecks). It is a concept that serves as the theoretical base
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Value Chain Management (VCM) Charter and Roadmap

Value Chain Management (VCM) Charter and Roadmap

If your team is interested in building a corporate charter for pursuing Value Chain Management (VCM) open standards, best practices and processes, then you have come to the right place!  We use the VCM charter to address Phase 1 shown in the first diagram below. That's where a Value Chain Management charter team moves their company from an "Unconscious Incompetent state" to a "Conscious Incompetent state". In other words, the VCM charter consists of a mandate by corporate executives as Spon

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Supply Chain Council Guidance on KPIs

Supply Chain Council Guidance on KPIs

This blog was first published on Brook Software Solutions' blog: http://insights.brook.ie/blog/7-critical-kpis-for-the-best-supply-chain-management-process  We thank Stephanie Davies from LinkedIn for her contribution! The effectiveness of a company's Supply Chain Management acumen (Member Support note: On our site we use the Value instead of Supply) can be measured in different ways, and the measurements chosen by a company are usually specific to the kind of business being done, so t

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Vaue Stream Mapping with MTT

Vaue Stream Mapping with MTT

Value Chain Mapping (aka Value Stream Mapping) We're often asked about graphical depictions of actual, real world, C+H Value Chains. Or, we get asked how can I model and improve my firm's value chain processes? The answer is to initiate a Value Chain Mapping project which will encompass 3 different modeling methodologies, 3 different tools and 3 different trainings. My objective here as our Associations is to transfer my enterprise modeling knowledge, my business process au

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Goings On in the World of Cannabis

Goings On in the World of Cannabis

We have some USA state-related updates to pass along to you. Here's the top info on Cannabis and Hemp (C+H) licensing: Virginia passed SB 1202 for adult use. On July 19th, 2021, Virginia's Governor Northam appointed the 9-member Cannabis Control Authority's Board. The board will not complete marijuana regulations or begin accepting applications before 2023, but there are several groups that aretrying to push this forward sooner!   New York passed SB 854-A and Assemble Vers

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Value Chain Management explained

Value Chain Management explained

What's the definition of value chain management? Value Chain Management (VCM) are those "management strategies" which a company puts in place in order to integrate company functions, departments and processes to achieve process excellence and consistent performance. VCM practices include cost reduction methods. and process improvement approaches such as business role and process automation. Lean and Agile practices are those proven strategies, methodologies and methods which take Value Chai

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Speak Up for Speeding US Federal Action!!!

Speak Up for Speeding US Federal Action!!!

Our American members continue to wait for action at the federal level regarding what feels like imminent regulatory reform which is slated for the C+H industries. But, the word "imminent" may be a false hope. How long must we all wait for the US Government to respond to Supreme Court Justice Thomas who recently indicated that the current situation where Cannabis is illegal at the Federal level but not at the state level if a US state or territory has made a move to legalize medicinal and adult r

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Open Standards Which We Support

Open Standards Which We Support

The Value Chain Management Open Standards which we support include... 1.) ISO 22301; International Standard for Business Continuity / Continuity of Operations 2.) ISO 9001; International Standard for Quality Management / Quality of Products and Services 3.) ISO 27001; International Standard for Security of Communications and Data 4.) ISO 45001; International Standard for Health & Safety 5.) ISO 29148; International Standard for Systems Life-cycle Processes and Requir
SAFE Banking Act

SAFE Banking Act

We are excited to report that the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act continues to have the support of Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and may still become law during this session of Congress!  Late Monday night, the Democrats in the House released a new, scaled-down COVID relief package, which they are calling HEROES Act 2.0. In spite of repeated Republican jabs about the inclusion of the SAFE Banking Act in the Democrats' original HEROES Act, Democratic leadership refus

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In Memorium - Honoring Charlotte

In Memorium - Honoring Charlotte

Charlotte Figi, whose use of cannabidiol, or CBD, to treat her epilepsy helped popularize its medicinal use, died on Tuesday. She was 13. Her death was confirmed by her parents, Paige and Steven Figi, who said the cause was most likely complications related to Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Charlotte became the face of the medicinal CBD movement when she was 5 years old, after it appeared that taking CBD eased the symptoms of her epilepsy. She had her first s

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How to Get Started?

How to Get Started?

Our organization focuses on both the Business-To-Business (B2B) and Business-To-Consumer (B2C) market segments. When you look at the international ISO standards which we support AND the additional standards promoted by FOCUS, you are confronted by quite a long list of significant and relevant requirements. Yet, where should we dig in? Plus, what should be our order of priorities? Here's an approach that might work for you. The place to get started, and build practice capabilities is in the

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Open Standards Which We Support

Open Standards Which We Support

The Value Chain Management Open Standards which we support include...   ISO 22301; International Standard for Business Continuity / Continuity of Operations   ISO 9001; International Standard for Quality Management / Quality of Products and Services   ISO 27001; International Standard for Security of Communications and Data   ISO 45001; International Standard for Health & Safety   ISO 29148; International Standard for Systems Life cycle proce

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Value Chain Management and The Big 3

Value Chain Management and The Big 3

I have found that when it comes to Value Chain Management excellence, there are a number of industry-standards which form a strong foundation. This is especially true for highly regulated industries. I call these standards, "the Big 3". They are as follows: 1.) Requirements Management / Engineering 2.) Business Process Management (BPM) 3.) Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) The Big 3 combine to form highly-structured management systems, practice methodologies and open standa

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What is TOC?

What is TOC?

TOC (Theory of Constraints) A concept advocated by Eliyahu Goldratt, which is the theoretical base of supply chain management. TOC is a model that explains the impact on profitability from decision-making by a supply chain in terms of time. TOC is also a method of managing bottlenecks. The "TOC (Theory of Constraints)", which was developed by Eliyahu Goldratt, is a method of increasing throughput by managing "constraints" (bottlenecks). It is a concept that serves as the theoretical base

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Understanding the Strategic Value of Value Chain Management

Understanding the Strategic Value of Value Chain Management

This article has a wealth of value chain measures. It has been written by Digital Commerce 360 in 2019 and it pertains to hospitals. But we love it as the measures are important for companies in any industry. A survey of 100 hospitals by Syft Corp. has found that nearly 50% still rely on manual spreadsheets for their supply chain management. This process is not only time consuming, but also costly.    A digital supply chain could help reduce supply-related costs by 18%, or $11 million a

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The Challenge of M&A

The Challenge of M&A

"Merging two or more organizations is a complex transaction filled with risk", says Protiviti's Merger & Acqusition (M&A) practice. "The best deals deals follow a structured and disciplined approach with clear strategic objectives, comprehensive due diligence, detailed integration plans, and a focus on creating and capturing value. Although such planned approaches may sound simple, history shows many failed M&A attempts that have resulted in significant impacts to shareholder value."

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The Nature of C+H Value Chains

The Nature of C+H Value Chains

We can assess Cannabis and Hemp value chains from many different perspectives such as timeliness, quality, cost to serve, process efficiency, etc. But the majority of our members are not business change specialists, process engineers, system architects or technical analysts. So, where is the newcomer going to find key areas of opportunity that they can readily understand and add their own understanding and potential solutions for common, everyday issues. Cannabis Connect is focused on a bro

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New Management and Audit Community; Re: Guidance Docs

New Management and Audit Community; Re: Guidance Docs

For those of you who work in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare or biotech industries, when you join our Management and Audit Guiadance Docs community ($100 per year) you will get a copy of our enterprise map which will help your value stream mapping team or you process modeling team to build a function model, or "enterprise map". We provide extensive training for these two areas of function and process modeling: 1.) Enterprise Mapping / IDEF0 Methodology 2.) Role-based Process Flow

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Featuring Tier 2 Members; The B2B Private Communities

Featuring Tier 2 Members; The B2B Private Communities

Our Private Tier 2 for our core Business-To-Business (B2B) members is analogous to what business re-engineers call a "breakpoint" which is where business takes on a whole new level of potential. I personally think that it's akin to a supersonic jet breaking the sound barrier! If you own a Cannabis + Hemp (C+H) business, work for one, partner with one, or want to join the workforce for one... then the Private Member Tier is for you. That's because the Private Tier is where 95% of all C+H val

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Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Pavilions

Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Pavilions

Hello Members and Prospective Members, We are now building out fully functional portal environments for our Sponsors, Partners, Consultancies, Educators and a broad range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) virtual meet-ups and physical face-to-face meetings. There are also requests for Executive Think Tank portals, Industry Cluster communities of interest / practice (vertically-segmented industry trade groups and as well as our Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Pavilion

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Are you a Value Chain Management Practitioner?

Are you a Value Chain Management Practitioner?

We are looking for Value Chain Practitioners who have a professional interest in our core practice and process areas of focus such as: 1.) Value Chain Management and Industry Benchmarking 2.) Value Chain Management (VCM) Knowledge Management 3.) Agile and Lean 3.) Theory of Constraints (TOC) 4.) Demand Pull / JIT 5.) Supply Chain Set-up, Management and Security 6.) Design Chain Set-up, Management and Security 7.) Value Chain Function Modeling (IDEF0) 8.) Value Chain Role-bas

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Understanding the LED Lighting Opportunity

Understanding the LED Lighting Opportunity

Let's face it. If you have been an advocate of High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Metal Halide (MH) lighting systems then you're well aware of the work that you put in, fine-tuning your lighting components to get the optimal efficiency and profitability out of your Grow Operation. Yet, no matter how good your harvests are, you realize that you don't have a perfect grow op solution because of the operating costs. Plus, your configuration is complex and the lights need more frequent replacement than yo

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Methods, Tools & Training

Methods, Tools & Training

If you are an experienced artisanal Cannabis grower then you understand the value of Methods, Tools and Training to your Grow Operation (i.e. Grow Op). The reason being that you need to ensure that you're growing your staff's knowledge along with your own. We have a lot of experience with documenting processes and if you need any help on that let us know. We'd be glad to provide guidance.   When you need to get started in building your Grow Op's knowledge repository you may want to start

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Getting Scientific On You!

Getting Scientific On You!

It is often helpful to remember how we classify plants so that we understand the hierarchy of classifications as well as the terms that support them. Consider the following info as a brief reference:   PLANT FAMILY: Cannabaceae GENUS: Cannabis SPECIES: Cannabis Sativa L. SUB-SPECIES: C.sativa, C.indica, C.ruderalis (Hardy, hemp-like varietal)   Harvested or Manufactured Products:   1. Fruit; Terpenes & Terpenoids (see Herbal Distillates below)   2.

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