Our Work

Across the wide range of sectors, industries and clients we serve are 3 elemental themes common to all:

Organizations that encounter a completely new business problem;

Organizations that want to reinvent themselves or reimagine their business;

Organizations that want to drive change and require help to define it, plan it, manage it.

Organizations that encounter a completely new business problem;

Organizations that want to reinvent themselves or reimagine their business;

Organizations that want to drive change and require help to define it, plan it, manage it.

A commitment to inquiry. Beyond these common motivations, what binds all our clients to Blue Monarch is our commitment to deep inquiry and organizational understanding. Such initial questions as these form the basis for understanding our clients’ need for change and transformation:

Is the organization in the midst of, or heading toward, crisis or significant disruption?

How is the organization positioned in its industry and markets, and how is it positioned to exploit its strengths?

How well do organizational design, structures, systems and current workforce align with future needs?

How well understood are the root causes of the organization’s top issues?

How well do the organization’s business structures support innovative thinking?

What initiatives, enhancements and automations might best reduce costs and improve profitability?

Do the organization’s culture and workforce diversity contribute positively to performance?

What internal barriers and prevailing assumptions will limit the effectiveness of any change initiative?

Is the current and potential value of products/services well understood in relation to current and future markets?

How well is the organization positioned for growth?

Featured Project

Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions in the Kootenays

“Blue Monarch has helped LCIC gain a stronger voice in the business community, to be a more effective support for the business community.”

Rebecca Richards, Director, Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation

In the fall of 2021, Blue Monarch began its work with the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) to develop regional supply chain strategies for companies located in BC’s West Kootenay area. In partnership with LCIC we have continued to work with local businesses to make gains on supply chain resiliency and business development initiatives.

As our relationship with LCIC has deepened we’ve helped its director, Rebecca Richards, narrow the focus of the engagement to better identify meaningful and tangible outcomes, one of the most impactful being the Loadboard Project. As Ms Richards noted, “Blue Monarch has been essential in helping me walk through the early stages of Loadboard to get it to pilot launch.”

What is the Loadboard Project? The shipping needs of the region’s small businesses community is not being adequately met. Local companies struggle to get efficient transportation services because, in part, each shipper operates independently. The Loadboard Project will coordinate small loads and pool local shippers’ outbound needs. By doing so, the profile of Kootenay firms will be raised and local shippers can get better access to carriers, creating efficiencies and reducing costs. The project will also result in a strengthened network of collaboration among local businesses, a central focus for LCIC.

Building on LCIC’s own internal research and Blue Monarch’s work with local businesses, we are codifying the combined learnings from the initiative to produce a playbook for future logistics and local collaboration initiatives in the region. As Ms Richards suggested, “This will establish LCIC as a leading voice in the economic development space when responding to supply chain problems.”

Our work continues through this year, led by our CEO, Jeff Peterson, and our Director Consulting Operations, Erin Melnychuk.

In the fall of 2021, Blue Monarch began its work with the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) to develop regional supply chain strategies for companies located in BC’s West Kootenay area. In partnership with LCIC we have continued to work with local businesses to make gains on supply chain resiliency and business development initiatives.

As our relationship with LCIC has deepened we’ve helped its director, Rebecca Richards, narrow the focus of the engagement to better identify meaningful and tangible outcomes, one of the most impactful being the Loadboard Project. As Ms Richards noted, “Blue Monarch has been essential in helping me walk through the early stages of Loadboard to get it to pilot launch.”

What is the Loadboard Project? The shipping needs of the region’s small businesses community is not being adequately met. Local companies struggle to get efficient transportation services because, in part, each shipper operates independently. The Loadboard Project will coordinate small loads and pool local shippers’ outbound needs. By doing so, the profile of Kootenay firms will be raised and local shippers can get better access to carriers, creating efficiencies and reducing costs. The project will also result in a strengthened network of collaboration among local businesses, a central focus for LCIC.



Building on LCIC’s own internal research and Blue Monarch’s work with local businesses, we are codifying the combined learnings from the initiative to produce a playbook for future logistics and local collaboration initiatives in the region. As Ms Richards suggested, “This will establish LCIC as a leading voice in the economic development space when responding to supply chain problems.”

Our work continues through this year, led by our CEO, Jeff Peterson, and our Director Consulting Operations, Erin Melnychuk.

Latest Project

Process Improvements for a Natural Resources Client

Blue Monarch was recently awarded a new engagement to assist a resource extraction & processing firm with its operations in Alberta. This work continues a series of five successful engagements with this particular client, the last most recently completed in April of this year.

The client’s field activities are supported by a large set of detailed work instructions. Access by field personnel to these instructions, however, has proven to be difficult and cumbersome. Blue Monarch is tasked with optimizing access to the instructions by the following scope of work:

■        Review/improve the business processes;
■        Standardize the work instructions;
■        Catalogue the work instructions;
■        Identify Document Control standards and best practices.

The work will be led by our Director Consulting Operations, Mark van der Meer, and will conclude in November of this year.

Blue Monarch was recently awarded a new engagement to assist a resource extraction & processing firm with its operations in Alberta. This work continues a series of five successful engagements with this particular client, the last most recently completed in April of this year.

The client’s field activities are supported by a large set of detailed work instructions. Access by field personnel to these instructions, however, has proven to be difficult and cumbersome. Blue Monarch is tasked with optimizing access to the instructions by the following scope of work:

■        Review/improve the business processes;

■        Standardize the work instructions;

■        Catalogue the work instructions;

■        Identify Document Control standards and best practices.

The work will be led by our Director Consulting Operations, Mark van der Meer, and will conclude in November of this year.