The ISM Pharmaceutical Forum is a special-interest forum within the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). Its mission is to:
Establish/maintain robust industry-wide engagement among leading procurement professionals representing branded pharmaceutical and biotech companies of all sizes
Benchmark and share best practices for procurement challenges that are peculiar to our industry
Develop and maintain relationships with leading universities, institutions and commercial thought leaders in supply management to garner innovative thinking, collaborate on research areas relevant to our industry, and further develop future practitioners
The Pharmaceutical Forum
Members of the Pharmaceutical Forum represent mid-to-large pharmaceutical/biotech companies and meet at various times throughout the year to
benchmark and share best practices. The Forum meets at member companies which host events through-out the year.
Goals for 2012-2013:
Elevate the Awareness and Capabilities of Procurement Leaders
Share best practices in the areas of organization design, structure and impact; metrics;
category strategies and supplier relationship management; sourcing tools and implementation.
Partner with research organizations and universities to continue to drive innovative approaches and new thinking
Promote the Procurement Profession
Support educational institutions that offer leading edge supply management program through scholarships and research.
Provide professional development and networking opportunities to pharmaceutical supply executives through Forum activities.
For more information, contact Bill Stirling, Vice President, Global Sourcing & Supply Management, Bristol-Myers Squibb at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum
The Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum is a sub-committee of the Pharmaceutical Forum. This group is comprised of supplier diversity
professionals from the pharmaceutical industry.
Meetings are held three times per year at various locations, throughout the U.S.and the members of this forum participate as a group in a
number of small business and diversity conferences throughout the year.
The Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum is dedicated to:
Increasing innovation, productivity and value added business results
Developing best and next practices in Supplier Diversity
Expanding supply base diversity in the pharmaceutical industry
Ongoing Supplier Diversity professional development
Promoting training and development of small and diverse suppliers
2012/2013 Key Focus Areas for this Forum include:
Increasing innovation, productivity and business results
Building capacity of small and diverse suppliers
For more information regarding the Pharmaceutical Forum Supplier Diversity Sub-Committee, please contact the current 2012/2013
Joyce E. Eriksen Eggers, Assoc. Director, Contracts and Supplier Diversity
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Tom Thattacherry, Manager, Supplier Diversity Genentech/Roche