SMEs will soon be able to assess their supply chain’s performance

SMEs will soon be able to assess their supply chain’s performance

If there’s one thing that the pandemic has shown Québec SMEs, it’s the importance of their supply chain. In many cases, its fragility has also been revealed.So how does an SME set about securing its supply chain? How can it tell if its practices are satisfactory or...
How to manage a business during a pandemic. Here’s what J2 did.

How to manage a business during a pandemic. Here’s what J2 did.

— Réal Julien, president —  Have you read the book How to Manage a Business during a Pandemic? Me neither! Just like you, back in March the J2 team and I were hit hard by the crisis.I have been through a few difficult patches since I set up the company 12...
Procurement: are your transportation logistics up to the mark?

Procurement: are your transportation logistics up to the mark?

Is receiving supplies on time an issue for your business? Do you really have control over your procurement transportation costs? Do you get the impression that supply management hampers your competitiveness or your growth?If so, you’re not alone. For many businesses,...
3 best practices for effective sourcing

3 best practices for effective sourcing

In the field of procurement management, sourcing—the search for suppliers—remains something of an obscure notion. The purpose is to optimize your procurement chain, make use of resource insourcing, reduce your costs, and find the best suppliers to help you attain your...
How J2 creates a good work environment for its purchasing experts

How J2 creates a good work environment for its purchasing experts

Providing a favourable work environment for employees has become a daily challenge for many SMEs. This is especially important at a time of full employment, with millennials increasingly present in the labour market. Tellingly, a survey by Deloitte found that 61% of...
5 purchasing  management fundamentals

5 purchasing management fundamentals

With sound purchasing management, manufacturing industries reduce their costs and maximize their return on investment. But many managers wonder what steps they should take to achieve this goal.Regardless of your industry, developing good practices and being able to...