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Solutions for

supply chain logistic


What are solutions for supply chain logistic?

Within the framework of SALIM, food logistics solutions consist of innovative solutions that have been thought out and implemented by changmakers, often community organizations, working on the island of Montreal and that aim to facilitate the logistics of supply, storage and distribution of fresh, healthy and local food, particularly for vulnerable populations. SALIM supports these organizations in the experimentation and implementation of these operations. 

Solutions for supply chain logistic
supported or accompanied by SALIM

Pilot project for sharing a delivery vehicle in the West Island

Description

This pilot project of the Pôle logistique alimentaire de l'Ouest-de-l'Île experiments sharing a delivery vehicle to optimize the distribution of several West Island market gardeners.

Objectives

►Accompany the partners in the development of an effective and collective transportation logistics solution aimed at increased efficiency and better service to their respective customers. 
►Provide the collective marketing pilot project with a delivery truck, and thus experiment with a shared vehicle for collective sales.
►Collect information on user satisfaction with the solution and the impacts of such an approach. 
►Collect information on the costs that the use of a truck represents for the farms.

Partners

Grouped marketing to the institutions

Description

In the summer 2022, a pilot project for pilot supply between West Island producers and Montreal institutions (3 day cares and 5 health institutions) will allow us to better understand and put in place the conditions necessary for the successful creation of sustainable business links between them.

Objectives

► Explore the possibility of consolidated marketing to institutions
► Test a digital platform that facilitates ordering processes (managing updated availability, purchase orders, invoicing)
► Test shared delivery for all producers, and understand the associated logistical issues
► Develop and better understand the institutional market for market gardeners
► Strengthen the supply of local food for Quebec institutions and better understand the supply available in the West Island 

Partners

Institutions
Enablers
PRODUCERS

Case Study - Characterizing Institutional Demand for local supply chains

Description

This work led by an UQAM student, in collaboration with SALIM, will highlight several targeted "case studies" identifying  accessibility factors and conditions for success to develop and sustain local supply networks between local producers and institutions (more specifically, day cares and health institutions).

Objectives

► Identify  obstacles, accessibility factors and conditions for success to develop and sustain short supply networks in the institutional setting

► Determine the most efficient models for local food networks  and evaluate the reasons for their success

► Produce 4 case studies on actors in the institutional environment who have developed an alternative supply model

► Communicate lessons learned from the case study

Partners

Shared human resources 

Local supply specialist for the Southwest borough 

Description

This project  experiments with the creation of a shared human resource position between several community organizations in the Southwest borough of Montreal (Lachine, St-Henri, and Notre-Dane-de-Grâce).

Objectives

► Help community organizations purchase more healthy, local food 

► Help local producers find more customers by connecting community organizations' needs with specific producers

► Build capacity and supply networks through the facilitation of a community of practice and group workshops

► Develop future shared logistics projects in collaboration with SALIM and its partners

Partners

A platform for food
stamp management

Description

Develop an electronic platform to manage food stamp programs based on reloadable gift cards. Initially designed to meet the specific needs of the Carte de Proximité program, it could be programmed with enough flexibility to be used by a variety of similar assistance programs, in Montreal or elsewhere.  

Objectives

► Create an open-source platform that could meet the needs of a variety of food stamp programs and improve the efficiency of their operations

► Develop a governance structure and financial model to support the future platform.

Partners

Mutuelle d’approvisionnement des marchés solidaires (MAMS)

Description

La Mutuelle d’approvisionnement des marchés solidaires (MAMS) aims to meet the logistical and operational challenges of its members in order to set up a local and sustainable supply chain. This translates into sharing the human and logistical resources needed to supply food to  solidarity markets. The Collectif Récolte has been providing financial support and strategic guidance to La Mutuelle since March 4, 2021.

Objectives

► Reduce logistical costs related to sourcing locally

► Increase the traceability of distributed products 

► Support local producers and processors by  grouping members' orders

► Strengthen strategic and operational exchanges between members

Partners

MARCHÉ SOLIDAIRE FRONTENAC

Place 59 Saint-Pierre

Description

The mission of Place 59 Saint-Pierre is to offer food services that will reinforce food security in Saint-Pierre and  propose quality and accessible food offer to all residents of the borough.

Accompaniment 

► Creation of a common vision

► Identification of a service offer that meets the needs of users and allows for economic viability

► Market analysis and concept testing (surveys, focus groups and semi-directive interviews)

► Identification of a legal structure

►Development of a business plan

► Establishment of a governance and space management structure

► Capture of lessons learned to share with the broader agri-food ecosystem

Project leaders 

CDC Plateau-Mont-Royal

Description

Support of existing local organizations and food security initiatives by setting up a shared distribution and delivery system. The project aims to increase access to healthy food by sharing a vehicle for food supply and creating a home delivery system for food baskets and/or meals.  

Accompaniment

► Development of a business plan promoting the sustainability of the project

► Implementation of a governance and management structure for the shared vehicle 

► Capturing the lessons leaned to share with the broader agri-food ecosystem

Project leaders

Saint-Léonard consultation

Description

Increase enrolment for food basket services to improve food security in the borough of Saint-Léonard.

Accompaniment

► The diagnosis of the project

► Identification of the project's target audiences (consumer analysis)

► Identification of possible solutions for mobilizing the target audiences

► Support in identifying a network of drop-off points

► Support identifying a network of community partners

► Capturing lessons learned to share with the broader agri-food ecosystem

Project leaders

Collective marketing for  products of Montreal's urban farms

Description

Implement a consolidation process and joint marketing for producer members, including the development of a viable business plan.

Accompaniment

► Creation of a common vision 

► Reflection and structuring of common marketing logistics (canvassing, promotion, delivery)

► Reflection on the most favourable approach (by services or by production channels)

► Identification of a suitable legal structure

► Support for business plan development

► Lessonsearned from other SALIM projects

► Capturing lessons learned to share with the broader agri-food ecosystem

Project holders

Tricycle

Contact us

Are you an agent of change on the island of Montreal or the surrounding area? Are you interested in our projects? Would you be interested in collaborating? 

Agricultural producer

Community organization 

Health, education and day care centers

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