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.

Procurement Peer Group Meeting 

Lead Time Reduction from a Procurement Perspective 
March 05, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
Learn how leading companies are reducing lead-time, increasing visibility and decreasing costs. 

Traditionally, lead-time reduction has been placed on logistics by finding faster (more expensive) modes of transportation or ways to process orders faster through the distribution network. Production was handcuffed to certain suppliers or particular regions, whether tied to customers or clusters of factories not allowing easy migration to other suppliers. However, continued globalization and competition has changed that dynamic, and many member companies are exploring different regions of sourcing due to sole supplier issues, capacity, tariffs or lead-time or all of the above.

At this meeting, we will focus on how procurement can have a positive impact on lead-time and what visibility can do to get products to you customers faster.

Ted Sibilsky, VP at Components Company Inc. ( a supplier to many of UWEBC’s members) will come speak to how customers can work with suppliers to drive down lead times and still keep quantity/quality specs and service at a high level. Marc Durant and Jeremy Paltzer from member company Vollrath will give us a peek into how they are tackling lead time visibility and how it is positively affecting their supply chain.

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!

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Events Team, 608-262-1145, 

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."

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

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