Engineering & Operation, Accounting, Customer Billing & Finance
Annual Conference & Trade Show
and Board of Directors Meeting
2018 Conference Agenda
Supply Chain Management Section
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Presiding:  Chairman Coy Fredd, Storeroom Operations Manager - Alabama Power
7:00 AM Group Breakfast sponsored by Sargent & Lundy
8:00 AM Welcome and Call to Order
Coy Fredd, Storeroom Operations Manager - Alabama Power
8:15 AM Supplier Panel - Engineer Procure Construct (EPC)

In a day and age where utilities are persistently challenged to deliver more with less, the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) delivery model is a strong solution for seamless project execution. Join this interactive panel discussion with four tenured leaders from the top EPC firms as they explain fundamental EPC principals and execution strategies. Panelists will illustrate the EPC execution process from both utility and contractor vantage points and discuss how varying objectives and involvement can impact a particular project.

Moderator: Paul Tirey, Manager, Supply Chain, ED & Transmission - LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Rob Martin, Vice President, Dashiell – Quanta Services Dashiell

Jon Gribble, President, Power Delivery – Kiewit

Luis Cabreriza, Vice President and Project Director, Power – Black & Veatch

Andy Jarvis, Vice President, EPC Projects – Burns & McDonnell

9:15 AM Beverage Break sponsored by UtiliCon Solutions
9:45 AM Industry Excellence Award Presentation ~ Supply Chain Category
ComEd Innovation – Using New Technology for Material Chain of Custody

Does your company want to improve material tracking capabilities throughout your supply chain? There are many options in today’s marketplace to assist companies in this endeavor. This presentation talks about selecting a low-cost standalone technology solution to obtain proof of delivery with job-specific data. Join us to find out how ComEd has reduced pole fines by 70%, improved customer service with delivery notifications, and developed processes for work plan kitting.

Matthew Tassone, Director, Supply Operations – ComEd

Debbie Babec, Manager, Supply Work Management – ComEd

10:45 AM

Southern Nuclear Supply Chain RFID Initiative

In late 2013, SNC commissioned a team of Subject Matter Experts to study the labor, time and costs involved with parts activities inventory counts and plant interaction with the warehouses and tool rooms. Based on this study a decision was made to improve Inventory Transactions using RFID Technology. This presentation will show the basic concepts and processes devised as a result of this study along with the expected labor and materials savings.

Rusty Broxton, Supply Chain Operations & Integrations Manager – Southern Nuclear

11:30 AM Luncheon Buffet inside Tradeshow sponsored by Primoris T&D
1:00 PM Current Market Conditions

Market conditions are constantly changing. Today, more than ever, utilities must keep pace with these changing conditions in order to keep their competitive edge. It is important to understand the impact these changes have on your supply chain. This presentation will focus on the potential impacts of President Trump’s recently imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum; raw material price trends; lead-time effects; buy America vs. buy American and more.

Jim Farrar, Sales - Whitehead and Associates
1:45 PM Supplier Diversity

How to engage diverse and small business in core business areas for the utility sector with direct spend and Tier 2 efforts. 

Glenda Thomas, Manager, Supplier Relations & Diversity - Alabama Power
2:30 PM Refreshment Break sponsored by PLH Group
3:00 PM Breakout Sessions for Inventory and Procurements & Contracts 
(Closed Session – Utility Personnel Only) 

**Feedback forms will be delivered before lunch and at the end of the day**

Facilitator for Procurement & Contracts – Volunteer

- Training for SCM                                                                            

- Buy America

- Supplier Scorecard (who uses them and how)

Facilitator for Inventory Management – Ed Barnes, Area Inventory Manager – Alabama Power

- Training for SCM

- Kitting (manufacturer or warehouse)

- Puerto Rico Material

5:00 PM Adjourn
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:00 AM Group Breakfast sponsored by Stantec
8:00 AM Forecasting Strategy Reporting

Faith Foster, Sr. Systems Analyst – Alabama Power

8:45 AM Report Back Roundtable

Ed Barnes and a volunteer to facilitate buyer discussion

Summary of Thursday’s Breakout for open discussion among groups

9:30 AM Refreshment Break
9:00 AM Fall Planning Discussion, Suggest Topics:
Logistics - location, hote, time frame
Project Budgeting - Duke
Overview of Duke Energy
11:00 AM Adjourn

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