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Supply Chain 1-2-3 is a learning and development program to support growth-oriented companies. Through in-classroom workshops with expert facilitators and follow-up coaching to implement new knowledge and tools, companies will increase their ability to sell into large, complex supply chains.  

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Ocean Technology & Defence

To support companies aiming to grow sales in the Ocean Technology and Defence sectors, content specific to the realities of those supply chains was developed.  A series of engaging, interactive workshops facilitated by experts with experience on both sides of the supply chain was capped off by a final simulated Meet the Buyer event, where companies networked and put new knowledge and skills to work.  This program was delivered in Atlantic Canada, and later expanded to British Columbia through a partnership with the Association of British Columbia Marine Industries.

Feedback from companies that participated in the program.

  • "The program was significantly more useful than we were initially expecting.  All seminars were presented by experts in their field, were relevant, and provided relevant examples to the group
  • "Built great connections and improved my overall knowledge and skill levels
  • The program provided valuable and practical information


Food & Beverage

To support Food and Beverage sector companies understand their value chain, and grow their sales within the region, and beyond, sector specific content was developed. Participating Atlantic Canadian companies gained new knowledge, skills and tools from facilitators with decades of experience selling and buying in the value chain. 

Feedback from participating companies on the valuable program takeaways.

  • "Understanding how the business works when you get beyond the farmers market, small independent shops level of marketing.  Getting the lingo that is used, the expectations of the customer vs the consumer."
  • "Having the whole selling process broken down into steps from supplier to consumer. And the action plan sheets were great!”
  • "How best to leverage my time when contacting clients and category managers, ideas on how to present." 

This project is made possible by the Government of Canada's Enabling Accessibility Fund.  


Tookit for Participants

Apply the knowledge, skills and tools from the program to help your business grow.

Upcoming workshop - Optimize Time by Finding Hidden Waste 

As a business owner or manager, you’re an expert in your sector. You know your products, your competitors, and what brings value to your customers. Like most professionals though, you are most likely not trained in the field of operational excellence & improvement and therefore although working very hard, you could be wasting precious time each week on non-value-added work.

You wouldn’t be alone. No matter their size, most organizations evolve over time into vertical silos or functional groupings of tasks. Unfortunately, value created for your customers is through work that flows horizontally, not vertically. This is where the waste hides. In 2019, the most valuable resource to anyone is time. It’s critical to learn the skills to identify hidden waste in work processes and implement practical solutions to optimize the time you have, to grow your business.

In this workshop you will:

  • Be introduced to what productivity truly is and is not, and why you should care
  • Identify your personal ‘peak productivity’ time of day and how to optimize it
  • Learn to identify what value-added work is, versus value enabling work & non-value-added work or waste
  • Be introduced to all the forms of process waste and how to identify them in your business
  • Learn practical solutions to minimize waste and maximizing the efficiency of your business processes


Jennifer Kikkert is a seasoned facilitator and energizing public speaker with 15 years of experience in process improve- ment, culture change, and operational excellence. President & founder of Visualiiz, Jen is passionate about helping organizations ‘see’ opportunities for improvement that often go unnoticed. Having spent 12 years working in the public sector, and the last 4 in private industry, Jen has great experience in knowledge industries where the actual processes are hard to see. Jen holds a Process Mastery Certification from the Hammer & Co program in Boston and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Jason Sirois is facilitating the workshop in French.  Learn more about him here.

Locations & dates:

September 24th, 2019 - Days Inn & Conference Centre, 60 Brayson Blvd, Oromocto

September 27th, 2019 - Future Inns Halifax Hotel & Conference Centre, 30 Fairfax Drive, Halifax

October 1st, 2019 - Holiday Inn Sydney, 300 Esplanade, Sydney

October 3rd, 2019 - Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 200 Capital Drive, Charlottetown

October 10th, 2019 - La Teraz & Infuzed Catering, 154 Church Street, Moncton (French session)

October 15th, 2019 - Ramada St. John’s, 102 Kenmount Road, St. John’s

Workshop is free.  Limited seating available.  Register soon to reserve your spot. 

This project is made possible by the Government of Canada's Enabling Accessibility Fund.



Questions? Email laura.maynard@learnsphere.ca or call 1 (877) 644-2267 to learn more about Supply Chain 1-2-3. 

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