DENVER, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oniqua Intelligent MRO, the leader in MRO materials management optimization for asset-intensive industries, today announced it will moderate a panel session at the Utility Supply Management Alliance 20th Annual Educational Conference. The Conference will be held May 17-20, 2015, at the Savannah Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.
The panel discussion – taking place on Monday, May 18th from 2:30pm–3:45pm – will be moderated by Steve Sotwick, VP Business Development for Oniqua, and is entitled "Inventory Optimization — Improving Service While Reducing Costs." The panel will feature representatives from some of North America's leading utilities and service providers, including:
Rick Crosby Generation Materials Manager Southern Company
Lisa Smith Program Manager, Inventory Optimization Duke Energy
Rachel Branham-Wampler Consultant, Inventory Strategy and Policy Governance Tennessee Valley Authority
Andy Flores Partner ScottMadden, Inc.
During the interactive panel session, attendees and panel members will explore inventory optimization trends, practices and lessons learned. Specific topics to be discussed include:
The differences between serving Generation compared to T&D
Key performance drivers – improving service levels versus cost reduction
Eliminating waste without risk to service levels
Building a collaborative relationship with O&M
Establishing objective, consistent, and sustainable business practices
The Utilities Supply Management Alliance (USMA) is a multi-national association of individuals serving the electric, gas and water utilities; and is committed to fostering excellence in the understanding and practice of Supply Chain Management.
This year's conference features renowned industry and business speakers, including Herman Cain, former presidential candidate, author, businessman and radio host; Alan Schoeneberg, CenterPoint Energy (retired); Roger Tutterow, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Mercer University; Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy; Christopher Horner, American Enterprise Institute; and many others.