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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 Member Gift

New Member Gift

For those of you who work in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare or biotech industries, when you join us at CHchains.org you will get a copy of our enterprise map (in the IDEF0 compatible format) which will help your process modeling team to build a function model. We provide extensive training for these two areas of function and process modeling: 1.) Enterprise Mapping / IDEF0 Methodology 2.) Role-based Process Flow Diagrams / Rummler Brache Methodology Contact Us if you'd like to re

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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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How Do We Deal With Non-Believers and Naysayers?

How Do We Deal With Non-Believers and Naysayers?

You have told us that one nagging problem that you run into on a day-to-day basis is dealing with people who ONLY see artisanal cultivation of Cannabis through the lens of "getting high". These are what we call "naysayers" and non-believers. They don't understand that the fruits of the Cannabis plant have many different properties which span the medicinal, recreational and a variety of other little-known markets. If you want to get their attention and concert them quickly into true believers on

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Hi! My Name is Digby!

Hi! My Name is Digby!

Hi, my name is Digby. I am an Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) and I am a lot older than I look. I am working hard to become a top artisan Cannabis grower by perfecting my processes and practices. I have had some good success, when I started out and I was happy as I had not taken any grow courses. But, I also had some "hard knocks" such as over-watering,  not providing adequate lighting, not keeping records and a bunch of other things. I realize, now, that I need to dissect my methods

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Introducing Our "Plant Power" Community for Herbal Apothecary Discussions

Introducing Our "Plant Power" Community for Herbal Apothecary Discussions

We have recently added our newest organizational segment here on Cannabis Connect with the addition of the Herbal Apothecary and Wellness Community (also known as  Simples & Worts / 1782Farm.com)  Join us for the new PLANT POWER community found on our Public and Guest Tier is where  we can all explore the worlds of plants and botanical subjects which fall outside of Cannabis and Hemp topics, but which are of significant importance to all... no matter what subject dimensions are covered 

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3 Sister Organizations and Access Breadth

3 Sister Organizations and Access Breadth

SII BLOG = Shared Industry Intelligence Our three (3) sister organizations radically increase the "reach" across US states, Canadian Provinces and international countries, that you can achieve for your 2 most important assets. The first asset that we're referring to is your Corporate Brand. The second is your Personal Brand. It's mission-critical to be thinking of both brand realms when you assess how Cannabis Connect can help you drive both, optimally. Let's look at some of the brand-

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Herbal Wellness Expansion!

Herbal Wellness Expansion!

We have had a number of questions as to whether we would be willing to broaden our focus to cover a broader range of herbal wellness and more general herbalist types of subjects and topics. We thought about this and had a meeting where many ideas were shared. The result is that we would be glad to discuss any additional forum needs for... 1.) Communities of Interest (i.e. Herbal-related info, etc.) 2.) Communities of Practice 3.) Educators and Consultants 4.) Product Makers,

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What is Shared Industry Intelligence?

What is Shared Industry Intelligence?

Access to Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) through Cannabis Connect™ is a huge reason that we created our platform. Here's a list of the top benefits... Tap into our market “grape-vine” or “G2” Identify joint venture opportunities. Make deals with VC’s and / or other strategic Value Chain partners. Monitor ever-changing market conditions, price swings and other changes. Take advantage of Cannabis Connect™ for launching and communicating sales campaigns

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The Power of Shared Industry Intelligence (SII)

The Power of Shared Industry Intelligence (SII)

We welcome our Members, friends, colleagues, partners and sponsors as well as, YOU, who may be interested in joining us! Our Global Member Support Team is championing our Cannabis Connect Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) BLOG. We are representing American and North American viewpoints. We will be adding additional Founders from Canada and other countries who can represent all country viewpoints across the spectrum of Cannabis + Hemp value chains which stretch, quite literally, around the

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Our Global Member Network

Our Global Member Network

We welcome our Members, friends, colleagues, partners and sponsors as well as, YOU, who may be interested in joining us! Our Global Member Support Team is championing our Cannabis Connect Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) BLOG. We are representing American and North American viewpoints. We will be adding additional Founders from Canada and other countries who can represent all country viewpoints across the spectrum of Cannabis + Hemp value chains which stretch, quite literally, around the

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Value Chain Management; Brief Overview

Value Chain Management; Brief Overview

We recommend that all Members leverage our Cannabis + Hemp (C+H) Value Chain Management methodology which are founded on lean principles and practices. Our 5-Step C+H Process lays out the key concepts below which come from Partner organizations such as The GEMBA Academy and The Lean Way. We thank them for their contributions to our International, American and Canadian Cannabis and Hemp Value Chain organizations. Here's a brief overview of each of the 5 steps:  1. Define Value To b

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Ducats & Alms

Ducats & Alms

Our Knowledge Management (KM) initiative is built into our Ducats & Alms gaming system. Feel free to download the attached .pdf file which explains all of the rules that we are implementing. As you will see this is quite a unique way to encourage Member contributions in knowledge management creation, identification and archiving. As you will see, Members accrue points which is called "Soft Gamification". "Hard Gamification" which we are moving towards, is the redemption of the points for rea

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