We are pleased that Johnson & Johnson has decided to leverage our industry leading e-procurement system and join the other Quebec healthcare industry suppliers that are already participating on MediChain
Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2006
iCongo Inc., a North American leader in e-commerce solutions, today announced that Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. (NYSE: JNJ), has joined the MediChain e-procurement platform. MediChain, (http://www.medichain.com) developed and operated by iCongo Inc., is an e-commerce solution that seamlessly integrates diverse healthcare and supplier Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. MediChain provides a platform that allows partners to connect their systems over the Internet and to easily exchange documents related to the procurement cycle.
Johnson & Johnson Medical Products, a division of the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, will allow healthcare establishments participating in MediChain to transact electronically with Johnson & Johnson Medical Products using MediChain's EDI document exchange system. Through MediChain, Johnson & Johnson Medical Products will be exchanging all procurement related documents, including personalized product catalogs, purchase orders, purchase order acknowledgements, advanced shipment notifications, as well as invoices.
"Johnson & Johnson is committed to supporting and serving Quebec healthcare organizations, and that includes looking for effective technologies and systems to better manage all order related documents and processes. Clearly, the MediChain platform is an important electronic procurement and online collaboration system that allows us to achieve those objectives," said Jennifer Foster, Executive Director, Supply & Information Management, Johnson & Johnson Medical Products. "One of the real advantages of the MediChain platform is its interoperability, which enables us to seamlessly integrate our existing EDI platform to the MediChain environment, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of costs and significantly reducing the implementation timeline."
"We are pleased that Johnson & Johnson has decided to leverage our industry leading e-procurement system and join the other Quebec healthcare industry suppliers that are already participating on MediChain," said Irwin Kramer, President and CEO of iCongo Inc., the developer and operator of MediChain. "Their participation in the program exemplifies the increasing momentum and adoption of the MediChain platform. We are confident that the healthcare industry as a whole in Quebec will realize significant cost savings and operational benefits by utilizing this paperless e-commerce system."
About iCongo, Inc.
iCongo, Inc. is a leading provider of hosted e-business systems, solutions and services for a wide range of business and consumer applications. iCongo's core technology is the ICE³ (iCongo Collaborative Exchange) collaborative supply chain enablement platform that allows companies and organizations to collaborate with one another, transact business online with their trading partners and to use iCongo's marketing tools suite to communicate with their trading partners and potential customers, employees and others.
MediChain is a fully integrated EDI Document Exchange and e-procurement platform for healthcare establishments. It was established in collaboration with iCongo, Inc. and the Quebec Healthcare Procurement and Logistics Association (AQLASS) to improve efficiency and reduce procurement costs for the Quebec healthcare industry. Through MediChain, hospitals and other healthcare establishments can eliminate the need to use phone, fax and mail, as well as other manual procedures to place and track purchase orders. MediChain streamlines the entire purchase cycle, from creation of the purchase order to the receipt of goods and invoices generation. This results in improved order accuracy and substantially reduced supply chain costs for all involved.
About Johnson & Johnson Medical Products
Johnson & Johnson Medical Products is a Division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 115,600 men and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world.
For more information on iCongo and MediChain, please contact:
Tel: 514.866.2664 ext. 203
Johnson & Johnson Medical Products
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