The Only Virtual Event Dedicated to MRO Sourcing & Procurement

October 27, 2020 |12:00 PM EDT

What is ProcureCon MRO?

For too long, MRO has been a fractured category.  Join fellow practitioners for a collaborative discussion on how to move MRO into the 21st century. This virtual event will arm practitioners with strategies to modernize MRO spend, gain more spend under management, reduce POs and suppliers, and benchmark against other companies. 
The ProcureCon MRO Virtual Event features a series of 30-minute online presentations, case studies, fire-side chats, panel discussions, and town halls from MRO leaders driving change.

Innovation & Solutions, Just A Click Away

The ProcureCon MRO Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Hear From A Variety of MRO Experts, Debating Together

Learn from multiple, live conversations so you gain unbiased perspectives on what's working right now. (They might even disagree on some points - but you'll get the full picture.) 

We Didn't Record This In The Car Last Night.

It’s a ProcureCon Virtual Event, from the Community uniting procurement executives for 20 years - so you can trust the quality of information, the presentations, and the format itself. 

Finally, a Virtual Event Where You Can INTERACT

Use live chat and virtual Q&As to benchmark and connect with peers to beat challenges together. 

Our Speakers:

Michael Beauregard

Michael Beauregard

Global Category Lead - MRO, Facilities OpEx


Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews

Senior Category Manager- Indirect Procurement

Donaldson Company

Kandarp Patel

Kandarp Patel

Global Category Manager (Indirect Parts - MRO, Spares, Tooling)


DeWayne Reeves

DeWayne Reeves

MRO/Indirect Purchasing Manager

Simmons Foods

Gaston Alvarado

Gaston Alvarado

Global Category Manager


Ryan Niemeyer

Ryan Niemeyer

MRO Strategic Sourcing Manager


Jamie Crump

Jamie Crump

President & CEO

The Richwell Group

Sandeep Shetty

Sandeep Shetty

Group Manager – Capital and Operations Procurement

Bega Cheese Limited

Mark Triggs

Mark Triggs

Senior Category Manager


José Velarde

José Velarde

Category Manager – MRO


Neal Rosen

Neal Rosen

VP Master Data Management


Fred Renteria

Fred Renteria

VP Business Development

Procure Analytics

Brian Halpin

Brian Halpin

Vice President Business Development (Channel)

Procure Analytics

Alon Zaibert

Alon Zaibert

Business Consultant & People Connoisseur


"This is the best single event I have attended that is focused just on MRO. Key contacts from many organizations were in attendance."

- Dale Rodman, Director, Strategic Accounts WestApplied Industrial Technologies

ProcureCon MRO Agenda

All Session times displayed in Eastern Time

October 27, 2020

  • 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

  • 12:05 pm - 12:45 pm

    12:05 pm - 12:45 pm

    Jamie Crump, President & CEO, The Richwell Group
    Kandarp Patel, Global Category Manager (Indirect Parts - MRO, Spares, Tooling), Caterpillar
    Jennifer Matthews, Senior Category Manager- Indirect Procurement, Donaldson Company
    DeWayne Reeves, MRO/Indirect Purchasing Manager, Simmons Foods
    Ryan Niemeyer, MRO Strategic Sourcing Manager, Bunge

    Most firms have no risk management plan related to MRO supply chain and is often overlooked or ignored in comprehensive risk management plans. But the recent crisis strained the ability to create supply to keep up with demand, so how can procurement ensure the supply chain is equipped to identify disruptions and adapt quickly to minimize the impact? This panel will help you move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and design a comprehensive program to mitigate future supply risks.

    • Identifying where things broke down, and how agile the team was to quickly fix it
    • Building a matrix to categorize the types and probability of risks and their potential impact: natural disaster, geopolitical, export/import trade, regulatory, and more
    • Risk is often mitigated with some combination of excess inventory, time, or resources. Which is the most important and how do your suppliers optimize this buffer?
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  • 12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

    José Velarde, Category Manager – MRO, KBR

    Which model for engaging strategic partners is best to guarantee savings? How do you ensure that your strategic partners are not marking up prices? What are other companies doing to ensure they’re maximizing their strategic relationships and getting fair prices? Finally, how do you ensure that your program partners are stable suppliers, to minimize volatility in your supplier base?

    • Practices to reduce mark ups
    • Understand which program model makes sense for your organization
    • Cost factors and benefits of certain models/partners
    • Long-term viability of strategic partnerships in a shifting supplier environment 
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  • 1:05 pm - 1:25 pm

    1:05 pm - 1:25 pm

    Alon Zaibert, Business Consultant & People Connoisseur, .

    In the virtual world, there’s no social distancing. There’s no mask. You simply stroll to your computer or tablet, and “voila”, you’re in your meeting. But what happens to the valuable networking opportunity that comes before or after the meetings? How do you ensure you’re making the right impression and building the best relationship possible without direct face to face? The virtual space has its advantages, but you need to first change your mindset and perception of the new tool you’ve been given. Listen to Alon Zaibert, business consultant and people connoisseur, help you unlock the potential of your new virtual landscape

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  • 1:25 pm - 1:55 pm

    1:25 pm - 1:55 pm

    Jamie Crump, President & CEO, The Richwell Group
    Michael Beauregard, Global Category Lead - MRO, Facilities OpEx, IBM

    Technology is transforming MRO, and the recent pandemic has forced procurement to accelerate their strategies for implementing next-gen tools. Collecting and analyzing data is just the start. How can procurement take advantages of this to transform MRO purchasing?

    • Deploying RPA for repeat purchases
    • Getting better visualization of your spend through AI
    • Reduce downtime and control inventory through effective use of predictive analytics
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  • 1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

    1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

    Gaston Alvarado, Global Category Manager, Materion

    Looking back on the recent pandemic, it became clear that companies need a better grasp on their tail spend, as an extended tail creates additional risk in the reliability of the supply chain. But that’s easier said than done. Most companies don’t want to throw the resources at the subject matter, but now, it’s imperative you have a comprehensive tail spend strategy.

    • Identifying the spend
    • Knowing where you spend time wisely
    • What percentage is being ignored
    • Reducing maverick buying
    • Tool to help you consolidate
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  • 2:15 pm - 2:20 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:20 pm

  • 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

    2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

    Neal Rosen, VP Master Data Management, Sphera
    Brian Halpin, Vice President Business Development (Channel), Procure Analytics
    Fred Renteria, VP Business Development, Procure Analytics

    Zoom Live Interactive Roundtables (reserved for Sponsors)

    Sample topics include:

    1.      GPO: High-Efficiency Sourcing and Spend Management Hosted By Fred Renteria - Vice President Business Development & Brian Halpin - Vice President Business Development (Channel) Procure Analytics

    2.      Maturity Matters in Master Data - Hosted by Neal Rosen – VP Master Data Management

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  • 3:20 pm - 3:20 pm

    3:20 pm - 3:20 pm

What Attendees Are Saying


“Sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.”

Brad Green
Business Partner Leader


“A perfect balance of content for a company that has already started the MRO sourcing journey or is still in early stages of adoption.”

Javier Carnevali
Grupo Herdez


“Practical solutions. Problems that others have today, that I might have tomorrow.”

Ankit Shah
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Georgia-Pacific, LLC

Who Attends ProcureCon MRO?

Attendees have included Chief Procurement Officers, Heads of Indirect, and MRO category managers from Top 500 manufacturing companies, as well as the world’s most innovative start-ups

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Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!