For many companies, procurement and sourcing are back office functions distributed between anyone who has the time to place an order or find a supplier. Unfortunately, this ad hoc approach not only introduces risk and uncertainty into the continuity of the development and pre-launch processes, it also passes over a huge opportunity to maximize resource efficiency and innovation.
On November 17th, Matchbook is hosting a case study webinar that will explore the reasons why an investment in procurement and sourcing is a ‘must’ for pre-commercial life science companies. We will discuss the benefits of formal procurement, through a case study focused on how one biopharmaceutical company worked with a third party service provider to quickly bring their spend under management and increase collaboration with suppliers.
The first and simplest investment pre-commercial life science companies should make in procurement
How to ensure that procurement and sourcing professionals are involved at the appropriate times in the budgetary planning and purchasing processes
The strategic benefits of clarifying where procurement should sit in the organizational chart and what steps in the end to end process flow will be managed centrally
Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO at Matchbook
A born entrepreneur with over 15 years' experience in the healthcare industry, Stephany started Matchbook in 2008 to provide sourcing and procurement services to healthcare companies. Since then, Matchbook has become an invaluable sourcing and procurement resource for some 50 of the industry’s leading companies, efficiently managing more than 500 supplier searches across all healthcare functions. Stephany has built a senior commercial, sourcing and procurement team to support the needs of Matchbook's growing small biotech client portfolio.
Jim Shuman, Senior Strategic Procurement Advisor at Matchbook Inc
Jim Shuman is the former vice president of global commercial logistics and global procurement for Synageva BioPharma, and a valued advisor to tealbook. Throughout Jim’s 35-year career, he has held senior positions in purchasing, operations, distribution logistics and enterprise resource planning for several major international organizations, including Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Genzyme Corporation, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Buffalo State College.