supply chain peer group meeting

Supply Chain

The Supply Chain practice area, led by Jenny Patzlaff, provides a highly interactive forum for member companies to gain insights and discuss challenges with supply chain experts. During our meetings, we welcome our members to join and learn from our member company presentations and case studies as well as voice their own thoughts in break-out sessions. Some topics that were recently covered include risk mitigation & management, supply chain reaction to COVID-19, and digital transformation of the supply chain.

To better serve our members, the Supply Chain practice area is split into two groups. Learn more information about each Peer Group below.

  1. Logistics & Distribution
  2. Procurement

Special Interest Groups bring together members with a shared interest in a specific topic for in-depth discussion over several meetings. There are currently two Special Interest Groups in the Supply Chain practice area:

Select a group below to see all upcoming and past events for that group, and click on an event title to view or download available assets for the event.

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Supply Chain Peer Group


Next Event

Peer Group: Supply Chain Management
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
04/16/24 Supply Chain Peer Group Hybrid Event - Re-Skilling Your Supply Chain Team Supply Chain Management Focus Area Supply Chain Management Event Details

Past Events

Peer Group: Supply Chain Management
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
12/12/23 Supply Chain Peer Group Virtual Meeting - AI in Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Focus Area Supply Chain Management Event Details
04/18/23 Supply Chain Peer Group Hybrid Meeting - Supply Chain Manager to Leader: Upskilling, Re-Skilling and Retention Supply Chain Management Focus Area Supply Chain Management Event Details

View all past Supply Chain Peer Group events

Logistics and Distribution Peer Group


The Logistics and Distribution Peer Group encompasses topics relating to all modes of transportation, warehousing, fulfillment and distribution. Supply chain professionals can use this Peer Group to gain insights from other member companies, learn from supply chain experts and network with peers.

Next Event

Peer Group: Logistics and Distribution
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
03/05/24 Logistics and Distribution Peer Group - Strategies to Improve End-to-End Freight Visibility Supply Chain Management Focus Area Logistics and Distribution Event Details

Past Events

Peer Group: Logistics and Distribution
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
09/13/23 Logistics and Distribution Peer Group Meeting (in-person event) - Transportation Industry Update: Capacity, Pricing, and Discussing the Future Supply Chain Management Focus Area Logistics and Distribution Event Details
03/09/23 Logistics and Distribution Peer Group Virtual Meeting - Lora Cecere on the Supply Chain Response and Metrics that Matter Supply Chain Management Focus Area Logistics and Distribution Event Details

View all past Logistics & Distribution Peer Group events

Procurement Peer Group


The Procurement Peer Group focuses on direct and indirect procurement, sourcing and purchasing aspects of the supply chain. Members leverage collaborative discussions, expert presentations and case studies to succeed.

Next Event

Peer Group: Procurement
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
05/15/24 Procurement Peer Group - Risk Management in Procurement Supply Chain Management Focus Area Procurement Event Details

Past Events

Peer Group: Procurement
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
02/20/24 Procurement Peer Group - Managing Supplier Lead-Times Supply Chain Management Focus Area Procurement Event Details
08/16/23 Procurement Peer Group Virtual Meeting - Selling the C-Suite: Evolving Sourcing's Role from Cost Cutter to Revenue Driver Supply Chain Management Focus Area Procurement Event Details

View all past Procurement Peer Group events

Trade Compliance Special Interest Group


Take away insights and actionable ideas for improving the management of your company’s indirect procurement spend.

The Indirect Procurement Special Interest Group focuses on common challenges and opportunities for improving processes and reducing costs in the area of indirect procurement. The objectives of the group are:

  • To provide a forum for participating UWEBC member companies to discuss topics of interest related to defining and implementing strategies for managing their spend on indirect goods and services;
  • To learn about leading practices, strategies, and processes through interactive discussion and comparison of approaches with peers at other companies;
  • To enable participating companies to leverage leading practices to optimize their indirect spend.

Next Event

Peer Group: SCM / Trade Compliance Special Interest Group
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
04/09/24 Trade Compliance Special Interest Group (in-person event) - Reinventing Trade Compliance Supply Chain Management Focus Area SCM / Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Event Details

Past Events

Peer Group: SCM / Trade Compliance Special Interest Group
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
10/27/23 Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting - Trade Compliance pop-up event: AD/CVD petition and impact Supply Chain Management Focus Area SCM / Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Event Details
07/27/23 Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Meeting - Canada Changes and other Timely Topics Supply Chain Management Focus Area SCM / Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Event Details

View all past Trade Compliance SIG events

Thank you to our Steering Committee

  • Mike Heindselman, Director of Logistics, ORBIS Corporation
  • Julie Pojar, Manager International Trade Compliance, Kohler Co.
  • Matt Chizeck, Import / Export – Trade Compliance Manager, Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

Sales and Operations Planning Special Interest Group


Connect with fellow practitioners on what is happening in the Sales & Operations Planning space and help develop a strategy for ongoing success in this practice.

This is a forum for practitioners of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to collaborate with peers to learn from each other’s experiences and practices. In this space, we will discuss the current tools, strategies, and challenges that planners and leaders experience in the S&OP process. The S&OP Special Interest Group (SIG) is a collaborative space for participants to:

  • Discuss trends, tools, challenges, and strategies in the S&OP process.
  • Learn about successful strategies to overcome planning challenges from other UWEBC practitioners.
  • Meet and connect with other S&OP practitioners from across industries.

Next Event

Peer Group: SCM / Sales and Operations Planning Special Interest Group
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
06/11/24 Sales & Operations Planning Special Interest Group - Topic To Be Announced Soon Supply Chain Management Focus Area SCM / Sales and Operations Planning Special Interest Group Event Details

Past Events

Peer Group: SCM / Sales and Operations Planning Special Interest Group
Date Title Focus Area Peer Group
11/21/23 Sales & Operations Planning Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting - S&OP: What Does Success Look Like? Supply Chain Management Focus Area SCM / Sales and Operations Planning Special Interest Group Event Details
06/06/23 Sales & Operations Planning Special Interest Group Hybrid Meeting - Sales & Operations Planning - Kickoff Meeting Supply Chain Management Focus Area SCM / Sales and Operations Planning Special Interest Group Event Details

View all past Sales and Operations Planning SIG events

Thank you to our Steering Committee

  • John Cavey, Director of Global Sales, Inventory & Ops Planning, Brunswick Corporation
  • Leah Westpfahl, Director, Global Supply Chain, The Master Lock Company
  • Sarah Rothmeier, Senior Manager, e2e Supply Chain, Amcor Flexibles North America
  • Stu Heil, Systems Manager, Sourcing, Greenheck

Questions about the Supply Chain Practice Area? Contact:

Jenny Patzlaff

Position title: Supply Chain Practice Director

Email: jenny.patzlaff@uwebc.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1298