This analysis reconciles all publicly available data (Statistics Canada and Canadian Grain Commission) to provide a complete supply & demand picture by major crop and by grain handling trade area in western Canada. This allows us to evaluate grain procurement strategies and industry performance by trade area including surplus and deficit inter-trade area trucking flows. It's a level of detail and accuracy conventional analytic methods simply can't match.
Our site selection analysis works inside an optimization framework that guarantees we find the best grain procurement opportunities in western Canada. The process uses our proprietary spatial trade area model which is based on freight rates & incentives, and the road network. We then complete a supply and demand analysis for each individual crop which allows us to estimate and rank market potential by trade area. It's a level of detail and accuracy conventional methods simply can't match.