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 Risk Management 
October 27, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Learn how other members are addressing supplier risk management, what has changed since COVID-19 and what has stayed the same. 

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.

Risk mitigation in sourcing and procurement has always been a part of the process when managing supplier relationships. To say that risk has moved to the forefront of the procurement professionals thoughts is an understatement. In this session we will learn what types of risk members are now managing and if this is a long or short term effect. We will also address the traditional types of risk management, pre/post pandemic and how to structure are risk management model internally. Pradeep Nedungadi, President of Visthar, will walk us through a risk management checklist he has employed for years and refined while working with overseas suppliers. We are currently recruiting a panel to discuss risk in this time of upheaval.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the questions and topics for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting questions for our speaker and panel at registration.

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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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