FW: Release of the Grain Supply Chain Study

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Cathy Holtslander

Mar 14, 2016, 5:05:59 PM3/14/16
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From: Info QCorp [mailto:in...@quorumcorp.net]
Sent: March-14-16 2:59 PM
To: Info QCorp
Subject: Release of the Grain Supply Chain Study




March 14, 2016

The Grain Supply Chain Study is now posted and available on the Quorum Website at www.grainmonitor.ca.

Quorum Corporation was contracted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Transport Canada (TC) as part of its mandate as the Grain Monitor, to undertake a supplemental program study on the grain supply chain, as part of the Government’s response to the Rail Freight Service Review.

This study describes the Canadian grain supply chain and provides a view of the challenges faced by various participants with respect to selling and delivering Canadian grains into the global marketplace. The study does not make recommendations but does identify potential opportunities for improvement.

The quantitative analysis of the supply chain was performed using data from the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 period while some analysis looks at the period post-single desk. The data for this analysis was graciously provided by both Class 1 railways, grain companies, the former Canadian Wheat Board and the former Canadian Ports Clearance Association.

Supporting this study are three technical documents that provide detailed discussions and descriptions of the study’s body of work with a focus on the supply chain’s production, marketing and logistics components. These are:

  • Marketing and Moving: The Marketing and Logistics processes within the Canadian Grain Supply Chain
  • Quantitative Analysis: A Quantitative Analysis of the Canadian Grain Supply Chain
  • Canada – US Comparison: A Comparison of the Canadian and US Grain Supply Chains

We would like to acknowledge the support and participation given by industry stakeholders in the development of this study, without whose involvement the research and analysis that was the foundation of much of this work would not have been possible. Appendix 1 provides a list of those stakeholders who supported this research and kindly gave of their time, provided input and in many cases also provided the supporting data for analysis and assessment.

Quorum greatly appreciates their continued support of the Grain Monitoring Program (GMP) and additional endeavors such as this study.


As always, should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call or contact us.


Mark Hemmes

Quorum Corporation

701, 9707 110 Street

Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9


p-(780) 447 2111

f-(780) 451 8710

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