Senior Executive – Global Supply Chain, Life Sciences
Marlborough, MA, US
Whether it be science, engineering, or other technologies, Mary Blenn believes that you must do what you love! For her, it has been working in the Supply Chain for nearly 25 years. She believes it is the heart of any organization and pivotal to customer success. As the Senior Executive for the Global Supply chain within life sciences, Mary’s main goal is to deliver the highest quality product to our customers. To do this, she leverages her global team to drive both our manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
Keeping up with the pace of changing dynamics in the life sciences sector is a challenge Mary loves to tackle. The continuous evolution that occurs in the industry constantly pushes her to think creatively and to keep up with customer expectations. To be successful in this, Mary’s secret is to surround herself with the best people that have different viewpoints and experiences that find optimal solutions for our customers. She pushes her team to partner and gain insights not just within the supply chain, but also horizontally, with peers in other functions such as product management, quality, and commercial. “The people that can leverage this broader knowledge base will enable us to move faster and deliver for our customers.”
Mary believes that we have an opportunity to drive improvements to cost and access of basic and accurate treatments for patients. With the growth of single-use technology in biomanufacturing, GE Healthcare Life Sciences is becoming an extension of our customers’ supply chains. “Customers depend on us to deliver the products they need, when they need them, so that they can continue to manufacture high-quality, critical drugs for patients around the world.”
In the world of supply chain, new challenges are always on the horizon. During these times, Mary reminds herself of her favorite quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch. This allows her to convert challenges to opportunities.