Indirect Procurement 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.
Participation in the Indirect Procurement SIG is reserved for directors, managers and practitioners with responsibility within the procurement process with exposure to indirect spend at companies that are actively employing strategic sourcing principles and practices to optimize and deliver value in the management of indirect goods and services categories.

If you would like to learn more about the Indirect Procurement SIG, please review the SIG's charter document and/or contact UWEBC Supply Chain Management Practice Director Wayne Thompson at wayne.thompson@wisc.edu or 608-890-1298.

Read the Indirect Procurement SIG charter document»

UWEBC Events

May 2020

7 Web Only: Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Meeting - Best Practices in Building an Import Trade Compliance Program
13 Web Only: Marketing Peer Group Meeting - Mastering Your Social Media Strategy
15 Web Only: Human Resources Executives Special Interest Group Meeting - COVID-19: Return-to-Work Considerations and Practices
19 Web Only: Indirect Procurement Special Interest Group Meeting - Contract Management Best Practices
20 Web Only: Agile IT Special Interest Group Meeting - Agile Team Development, Management and Leadership
21 Web Only: E-Retailer Special Interest Group Meeting - E-Commerce During COVID-19

June 2020

4 Web Only: Customer Service Peer Group Meeting - Supporting the Email Channel: Approaches to Challenges Around Workflow, Efficiency, Response Time Management and Quality Monitoring
9 Web Only: B2B Marketing Special Interest Group Meeting - Channel Marketing - Partner and Dealer Strategies
11 Web Only: Procurement Peer Group Meeting - Supplier Challenges: Managing your supply base, supplier financial health and supplier diversity
16 Web Only: Information Technology Peer Group Meeting - Creating a Learning Organization to Develop the Technologists of the Future
17 Web Only: Logistics and Distribution Peer Group Meeting - Domestic Transportation Outlook: 2020 and Beyond
18 Web Only: B2B Customer Service Special Interest Group - Supervisors Forum Meeting - Managing Change Initiatives and Communication Practices within the Customer Care Team and with Other Functions

Wayne ThompsonQuestions about the Indirect Procurement SIG? Contact Supply Chain Management Practice Director Wayne Thompson at 608-890-1298 or  wayne.thompson@wisc.edu.

Steering Committee

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