Purchasing management: optimize, innovate and economize!

Purchasing management: optimize, innovate and economize!

For much of manufacturing industry in Québec, purchasing management remains a little-known option. Some executives continue to think that there is no need to set up a purchasing department, particularly if they have only one supplier. Managing purchases may seem like...
5 tips for negotiating successfully with suppliers and partners

5 tips for negotiating successfully with suppliers and partners

Negotiating effectively with suppliers and partners is one of the main keys to efficient purchasing management. It is also a good way of testing the waters and finding the best basis for agreement.And yet, negotiating is an aspect that companies often neglect. But...
Industry 4.0: 5 trends in procurement management to watch

Industry 4.0: 5 trends in procurement management to watch

Industry 4.0 has brought about a real revolution for manufacturing businesses, leading to many changes in procurement management. Réal Julien, J2 President, says it is vital that businesses keep step with this industrial revolution in their procurement management....
Highlighting your employees’ achievements: the key to success

Highlighting your employees’ achievements: the key to success

Developing procurement management expertise is an important goal for Québec businesses, and a sure way to attain it is to give employees an incentive to excel and innovate. Judicious use of positive reinforcement and highlighting of good moves made by employees and...
How does your procurement chain impact your profitability?

How does your procurement chain impact your profitability?

A well-managed procurement chain is the key that gives your business the means to achieve its goals. Procurement management may still lie somewhat “under the radar” in Québec, but it is a vital way to improve efficiency. Every dollar saved in procurement is an...
A decade crowned with success

A decade crowned with success

Behind J2’s remarkable success stands a tightly knit team. Since its creation in 2008, the company has used its vast expertise in supply-chain optimization to create added value for Québec companies. Combining a creative spark and innovative ideas with a...