Can procurement and marketing really get along?

Procurement may be measured on savings, but we know many different bridges to take to get there. Each route to savings serves a different purpose for the groups we work with, and they don’t all have to do with getting the lowest cost provider. If procurement and internal stakeholders can align on shared goals—and there […]

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Female Innovator of the Year: Stephany Lapierre

As a member of the tealbook Advisory Board, I am proud to announce that Stephany has received three outstanding Women in Business World Awards awards for 2016, recognizing her innovation, entrepreneurship, and accomplishments. Stephany is a visionary leader who is working relentlessly to transform procurement. Her innovative approach and passion leave no doubt she will far […]

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WANTED: Suppliers of Lifescience Companies

Are you a supplier of the following products and services? If you are, tealbook wants to hear from you! CRO, Patient Recruitment, CMO, Materials, Equipment, Transportation, HUB, Logistics, Market Access, Patient Adherence, Medical Communications, Medical Writing/Publication, Consultants, Social/Digital, Media, Advertising, Multi-Channel, PR, KOL Management, Meetings/Events, Sales Training, IT… and all other suppliers to lifescience companies! […]

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Improving Strategic Supplier Identification Through Technology

Mary Kachinsky, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Operations for FORMA Therapeutics and tealbook Advisory Group member, was recently interviewed by Buyers Meeting Point Editor Kelly Barner about the role that supplier knowledge and information play in procurement’s ability to engage with executives, internal stakeholders, and supply partners. You can listen to the podcast here or read the transcript of their conversation […]

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Using Social Data To Help Identify Suppliers

Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO of tealbook, recently had the opportunity to record a podcast with My Purchasing Center Editor Susan Avery about the importance of including social media and the intelligence of your suppliers in the discovery process. I thoroughly enjoyed both topics – and you can hear the podcast here or read the transcript of […]

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Time is Money in Procurement Category Expertise

This content was originally featured on My Purchasing Center. This balancing effort between time and outcomes is especially hard to strike for category managers. The time and thought required to build and maintain deep category expertise is often at odds with the persistent daily onslaught of tasks, responsibilities, and requests for support. While the results […]

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Inspired Entrepreneur – A Short Story That Led to Collective Supplier Intelligence

tealbook Founder and CEO, Stephany Lapierre, was recently featured on the global entrepreneurial networking site beeleev. Read her thoughts on the entrepreneurial process: I’ve founded two companies in the last 9 years. And while it is not necessarily a pace I would recommend for everyone (especially if you have young kids!), the entrepreneurial process is […]

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