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Jul 2015

LeMaster Honored by Bellwether League for Supply Chain Leadership

Nancy LeMaster, BJC Vice President - Supply Chain,is named to the 2015 health care supply chain leadership hall of fame by the Bellwether League. LeMaster was recognized for supply chain strategic planning and performance improvement initiatives, including utilization management and data analysis.

Bellwether League, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that honors men and women who have demonstrated significant leadership in, influence on and contributions to the supply chain from health care providers, product manufacturers and distributors, group purchasing organizations, consulting firms, educational institutions and media outlets.

In her career spanning over 30 years, LeMaster has always been an advocate and frequent presenter on supply chain standards for the health care industry. She has been recognized for her contributions with several leadership awards and appointments, and was the subject of a GS1 health care white paper on US GLN adoption and implementation, serving as a mentor for other hospital systems going through the process. LeMaster also spearheaded electronic data interchange adoption and implementation, working with online exchanges such as Medibuy and GHX early on, to expand their reach and streamline back-office functionality.

A recognized leader in industry provider/supplier collaboration, LeMaster was the first health care provider to present at an AMR (Gartner) supply chain event, presenting with Boston Scientific on their collaboration to reset reorder points and PAR levels. Her early efforts laid the groundwork for the adoption of radiofrequency identification technology at BJC through a pilot project with Cardinal Health and Cook Medical. 
  
LeMaster also pioneered the formation of BJC’s supply chain integration and consolidation work. She handled facilitation, performance management, analysis and results delivery for contracting and outsourcing work performed during the post-merger years of BJC’s formation. Her work in this area is what has made SupplyPlus possible today.

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