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 Meeting

Procurement Peer Group Web Meeting 

Supplier Challenges: Managing your supply base, supplier financial health and supplier diversity 
June 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Hear how other organizations are addressing challenges in managing their suppliers in today's challenging environment and for the longer term. 
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Description:

The health and safety of our members is the UWEBC’s top priority. UW–Madison is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with local, state and federal agencies. Based on campus' guidance, this meeting will be held via web only to allow our members a convenient and safe way to attend.

While scorecards and KPI's are popular topics when discussing managing suppliers, they only tell you how the supplier is doing, a slice of the picture but not the whole picture. In this peer group meeting we will discuss the softer side of managing your supply base in that how you manage and interact with suppliers.

Chris Sawchuk, Principal for The Hackett Group's Global Procurement Advisory practice will be presenting on how to manage your supplier base around current risk and supplier financial health. Chris will additionally talk to supplier performance management. We will also discuss sole suppliers, managing diversity and government contracts. Blake Mathies, COO of member company Boston FAM (Furniture and ApplianceMart), will discuss vendor selection in relation to government contracts and mandates. Sherman Barnes (a former UWEBC member as VP at Schneider National) with Trio Trucking, a minority owned business, will discuss advantages in working with MBE's and what suppliers look for in partnering with customers.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda:You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the questions for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting questions for our speakers either at sign-up or by asking the moderator during the presentation.

 
Contact:
Events Team, , events@uwebc.wisc.edu 

Supply Chain Peer Group Split

The Supply Chain Management Practice Area provides a highly interactive forum for member companies to gain insights from and discuss challenges with supply chain experts in break-outs, member company presentations and case studies.

To better serve our members, the Supply Chain Management Peer Group was recently split into the Logistics and Distribution Peer Group and the Procurement Peer Group.

You can read more about why we decided to change the peer groups here.

If you have not selected which Peer Group you want to join, you will receive emails for both. To update your subscription settings, sign in above, click on "My Account" and edit your subscriptions under "Email Communication Management Center."

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

Connect & collaborate

Tompkins Supply Chain ConsortiumMember companies can access the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium's Benchmarks & Best Practices Database.

LinkedInGet immediate access to your peers in our LinkedIn Supply Chain Management group. Members only.

M2M AdvisingLink directly to other members for in-depth benchmarking and discussion on specific business issues. Learn more, or start the process now with this form. Members only.

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

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