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Cannabis Consulting

Develop Consulting has supported some of Canada’s largest Cannabis producers saving them over


through Lean Six-Sigma methodologies and Cannabis process improvement.

Transforming the Future of Cannabis Production

The medical and recreational Cannabis sector continues to grow rapidly in Canada and across the globe presenting a unique set of operational issues for producers. Cannabis production combines the traditional crop production techniques that are already well established with unique challenges ranging from:

Product Quality

Process Quality

Regulatory Compliance

How Develop Consulting Can Help Your Cannabis Business

Utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma approaches focused on process improvement, one on one coaching, and root causes analysis, the team at Develop Consulting work shoulder to shoulder with staff and management to create sustainable improvements.

Some of the improvements for Cannabis producers include:

  • 50% reduction in Grade B and C waste resulting in $500,000 savings per year
  • Time taken to release batches reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes, ensuring products are readily available and improved deviation reporting process and report completion rate
  • Increased output of ‘Pick-Pack-Ship’ by 20% helping achieve order and ship the same day for customer orders received by 3pm
  • Improved pre-roll output by 26% to meet production requirement
  • Improved oil extraction planning, forecasting and reduced overtime causes by poor planning and lack of process standardization
  • 90% reduction of leaky oil bottles savings over $100,000 per year
  • Increased customer retention

With the Cannabis industry growing exponentially in Ontario, Canada, it is imperative that cannabis-producing organizations are preparing their staff and processes to grow at scale.

Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma Consultancy Solutions

Develop Consulting is a hands-on lean consultancy firm that focuses on leaving the skills and knowledge with you, the Client. Our range of lean manufacturing solutions for the Cannabis industry in Ontario, Canada include:

  • Sales and Operations planning (S&OP)

  • Practical problem solving tools and techniques

  • Production planning

  • Visual management

  • Inventory control

  • Standard Work Instructions

  • Linking demand to production, scalability and resource planning

  • Supply chain management
  • Facility layout and design

  • Production strategy

The Develop Consulting team provides lean process improvement solutions for companies in Ontario’s Cannabis industry, with a particular concentration on large Cannabis producers in Leamington, Niagara, and Toronto, Ontario. Our Lean Management Consultants can increase productivity, improve quality and efficiency, and reduce waste through continuous improvement.

For additional information regarding our Lean management consulting services or if you have any questions about the Lean Cannabis improvement process, please contact us today.