MMPR Consulting – 12 Steps to Become a Licensed Producer and Beyond
Are you trying to tap into the one billion dollar market in Canada? If so here is a list of things you might want to consider and how Quantum 9 can help.
1. Talent Acquisition
Quantum 9 evaluates your talent to ensure your staff has the background and knowledge to meet your revenue goals.
2. Site Planning
If you have a site planned or not, there are additional planning requirements that need to be address like proper utilities like ample electricity.
3. Production Planning
Once the preferred method is determined, together with your Master Gardener, we can enumerate what that approach requires for start-up, quarterly consumables, staffing, and genetics.
4. Facility Planning
With a production plan, we can determine the environmental assets needed and how best to source those. The production plan will also determine the room layout, space optimization, and HVAC needs.
5. Security Plan
Internal and external security needs are considered as well as your facility location to plan pragmatically.
6. Technology Plan
We can ensure a data-driven, continuous improvement process with reverse traceability through our standard software. With direct fulfillment via bonded courier, there should be a compelling eCommerce component to your operations. We have extensive custom application and web development experience to support you.
7. Detailed Budget
While each step of the plan is focused on cost containment, a detailed budget isn’t practical until we make decisions on method, facility assets, security and technology which drive those numbers.
8. Facility Build Out
With a proper plan and understanding of asset and utility needs, we can get blue prints, and the right general contractor for build out.
9. Application Submission
The obvious constraint to beginning operations is obtaining the license. Early discussions with Health Canada indicate that as long as the application is complete and valid, a license shouldn’t be turned down, but we do expect there to be a flood of applicants. To stand out from the crowd, the Quantum 9 staff can document every aspect of your cultivation facility including GMPs, SOPs and all documentation that will give Health Canada visibility into your operations and how they will be run.
10. Staff Training
Quantum 9 consultants can support your Master Gardener with work aids and periodic checklists for quality practices. Training on technology is also important as familiarity affects performance.
11. Operations Commencement
With the facility prepared and the staff trained, you will be ready to shift from spending money to making money.
12. Continuous Improvement
Quality and yield can always be improved, and we strive to tweak operations in a manner that is easily digested. Unforeseen pests or pathogen problems will arise, but we will be available to lend our expertise to address issues accordingly.
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