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 or 608-890-1298.

Read the Indirect Procurement SIG charter document»
Next Meeting

Indirect Procurement Special Interest Group Meeting 

Data, KPI's and Vendor Scorecards 
July 10, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Explore how other members are pulling data to both measure success internally and externally with suppliers. 

Indirect procurement processes can vary widely from your raw materials and finished goods procurement practices. Suppliers across multiple categories, different ways to measure success as well as supplier categories outside of your core expertise present a unique challenge to indirect.

We will lick-off the day discussing what types of data members are using and the various ways to pull and aggregate that data for measurement. Once we have data in place, we will discuss how it is being used to create KPI’s and how your KPI’s are used across categories and internally.

In the afternoon, we will discuss the use of data in vendor scorecards and have each member present an example of a scorecard they use.

We are currently recruiting speakers for this meeting and they will be updated as they are confirmed.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

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Wayne ThompsonQuestions about the Indirect Procurement SIG? Contact Supply Chain Management Practice Director Wayne Thompson at 608-890-1298 or

Steering Committee

  • Kristi DeNoma, Director Sourcing and Purchasing Operations, UW Health
  • Tony Hess, Sourcing and Procurement Manager, TASC
  • Mohamed Saleem, Manager Indirect Procurement, Harley-Davidson
  • Stacy Swain, Director – Global Indirect Procurement, Bemis Comnpany
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