Life Science Vendor Sourcing Experience:
You need a specialty vendor now for your next project!
You go to Sourcing which takes up to a week to search.
They come back with 3 names of multi-billion dollar companies that are generalists, not specialists.
You become dissatisfied with those results and decide to start your own search.
You go to your network and ask for referrals. It takes 1-2 weeks if your network has a referral who’s also a good fit for your needs.
If your network doesn’t have a referral, you start an endless google search
This process can take weeks to months.