Savings Spotlight: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

December 14, 2011

Saving members more than $35 million each year, MassBio’s Purchasing Consortium was designed to negotiate competitive discounts and high levels of customer service across a comprehensive spectrum of primary suppliers.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals can attest to that. The Cambridge-based company benefits from MassBio’s contracts with Fisher Scientific, Veolia Environmental Services, Stericycle Biosystems, Colpitts World Travel, AT&T and W.B. Mason. The company has been taking advantage of Consortium savings for the past four years and has been pleased to see the list of suppliers expand. Since AT&T signed on as MassBio’s partner for mobile communications last year, Ironwood has saved an additional 10 percent off its wireless services.

“I’m thrilled with the service we’ve received from MassBio suppliers,” said Lynn Vandick, senior buyer for Ironwood. “They treat us like VIPs. And we’ve had significant savings. I know we’re getting the best prices.”

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