Janine LeFort – BBM, Lean Black Belt, MEd, PMP

Janine Lefort


As a process improvement professional, with over 20 years of experience in Merchandising, Supply Chain, Global Sourcing and Digital, within one of Canada’s leading retailers, Janine is known for her ability to build and implement cross-functional processes and systems by building relationships.

Throughout her roles, Janine has demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving.  She was accountable for maintaining operations while leading continuous improvement initiatives with her multi-disciplinary approach.  These initiatives improved operational efficiency, ensured regulatory compliance, decreased lead-times, increased service levels and improved communication structures between and within teams.

Janine LeFort is a results-focused individual, who is dedicated to increasing competitive advantage and driving continuous process improvement through successful advocacy of change initiatives.  By developing strategies to manage change and motivating people to develop their skill sets, she builds sustainable processes and learning environments.

Janine’s passion for teaching and ability to network, led her professorship at George Brown College in Toronto. She is recognized within the college as an exceptional teacher, able to simplify complex concepts for her students.  As a forward thinker, Janine recognized that distance education and training is a rapidly growing field, and as such, is completed her Masters in Distance Education at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

Academic Credentials

Project Management Professional (PMP), 2019Master of Education, Distance Education, Athabasca University, 2016Lean Black Belt, Logistics Institute, University of Ireland, 2012Lean Green Belt, University of Ireland, 2010Bachelor of Business Management, Ryerson University, 1989

Areas Of Specialization

International Business, Lean Process and Quality Improvement, Supply Chain Management

Areas Of Expertise

Business, Supply Chain Management, Lean Continuous Improvement, Consulting, Project Management, Change Management, Marketing, Merchandising, Online Instructional Design, Distance Education, Customer Experience

Career Highlights

2019 to present – Program Coordinator B411 & B131/161, George Brown College Centre for Business2013 to Present – Professor, George Brown College Centre for Business2015 to 2017 – Director Education Services, Leading Edge Group2014 to 2015 – Digital Analyst, Canadian Tire Corporation2007 to 2014 – Global Sourcing/ Continuous Improvement, Canadian Tire Corporation2002 to 2007 – Supply Chain Training/Process Analytics, Canadian Tire Corporation1995 to 2002 – Process Analytics - Supply Chain, Canadian Tire Corporation1989 to 1994 – Merchandising Roles, Canadian Tire Corporation

Other Activities

Mentor/Consultant – Leading Edge GroupBoard Member for Canadian Association for Women Executive and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE)