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Improving Strategic Supplier Identification Through Technology

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Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Mary Kachinsky, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Operations for FORMA Therapeutics.

Mary has over 25 years’ experience as a strategic leader and partner in the research, development, and manufacturing procurement functions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and consumer electronics industries. Mary is also an Advisory board member for tealbook, a rapidly growing cloud platform for supplier discovery and knowledge management. 

In November of 2015, Mary was one of 5 procurement executives interviewed as part of research conducted at the ProcureCon Pharma conference on the topic of technology and supplier discovery. That research and executive interviews done via the ProcureCon Pharma conference were ultimately combined into a whitepaper, titled, Improving Strategic Supplier Identification Through Technology, which you can download here.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • The role that supplier knowledge and information play in procurement’s ability to engage in executive level discussions
  • How procurement can work with internal stakeholders and industry colleagues to build a strategic network of supply
  • The trends and dynamics that procurement professionals need to be aware of it they are going to succeed moving forward


Listeners may also be interested in reading the article Mary recently authored on this topic for Becker's Hospital Review: Survey: Better processes, efficient supplier discovery improve procurement’s speed to value