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September 21, 2016

Grain Monitorís Weekly Report:

The Performance Update for Grain Week 6 is now available. This report provides a snapshot of some current operational measures for the Western GHTS. These include stock levels, rail car allocation plans, port unloads, port shipments and vessel lineups.

August 30, 2016

July 2016 Monthly Report:

The July 2016 Report from the Grain Monitor for the 2015-16 crop year and the accompanying Data Tables are now available.

Please click on the “get the latest reports” button to access the July 2016 Report.

The GMP monthly reports are accessible here on the Grain Monitor’s website ( www.grainmonitor.ca ). Annual Reports will continue to be produced and published to this website. Production of Quarterly Reports has been discontinued, although the Data Tables continue to include a quarterly aggregation for each measure.

March 29, 2016

Grain Monitorís 2014-15 Annual Report is posted

The Grain Monitorís 2014-2015 Crop year Annual Report was posted today on the Grain Monitor website.

You will find the complete history of GMP submissions as well as a selection of presentations and papers on this website. Click Reports above to access the listings.

You can also find a copy of the GMPís GHTS at a Glance on our site. It is a four page foldout intended to be printed on 11 x 17 paper that makes for a good reference and summary of the key measures from the GMP.

As always, we welcome all input from industry stakeholders. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call or contact us.

March 14, 2016

Release of the Grain Supply Chain Study:

The Grain Supply Chain Study is now posted and available on the Quorum Website.

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 Governmentís 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 studyís body of work with a focus on the supply chainís 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 Ė 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.


New measures

Following changes in the mandate of the GMP, some new measures have been added:

  • The GMP will now measure the movement of Western Canadian grain by rail to the US, Mexico and Eastern Canadian destinations as well as the movement by rail of US grain to Canadian destinations. Ultimately, this will include performance measures on car cycles and loaded transit times.
  • The railway fleet size in grain service and railway loads-on-wheels will be included.
  • The time port terminals are staffed and out of cars to unload (unproductive time) will be reported.
  • The measurement of rail car order fulfillment is still in development.

Access to the Grain Monitoring Data Tables

The GMP’s foundation remains the data received from industry stakeholders. The measures derived from this data will be published on our website monthly. These will continue to be provided in Excel format using the same table series that has become familiar to those using the data.

Access to past editions and historical data

Past editions of the GMP Reports, Data Tables, Supplemental Studies and Papers will continue to be accessible here.

We hope you find this new format and information useful. As always, questions and comments regarding the measures and data are welcomed by the Quorum staff.