6:30 am - 3:00pm
UPMG Charity Golf Tournament at Harborside International Golf Center
4:30pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sponsored by ADTRAV
7:00am - 8:00am
8:00am - 8:30am
Jim Gregory, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Exelon & UPMG Chair
Terry Donnelly, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, ComEd
8:30am - 9:30am
The world as we know it is in its final days. Conflict with Russia as well as turmoil in the Middle East and Asia are about to trigger the greatest energy crisis in history. Dozens of countries are slipping into deflationary spirals, with little hope of escape. And America's swerve into demagogic populism is unhinging its entire alliance network. Join Peter Zeihan as he delves into how and why this global disorder has happened — and how it heralds the greatest expansion in American power and security in the history of the republic.
9:30am - 9:45am
9:45am - 11:00am
The CPO panel will discuss current trends in supply management, including the current dynamics of change in fuel sources (such as idling or decommissioning plants), how utility supply chain is responding to financial impacts on the supply base (for example, Westinghouse), and the impact of current workforce issues. A facilitated Q&A session will follow.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Editorial cartooning is a very creative method to simply and effectively communicate complex ideas or commentary. The supply chain operation is open to such satire. This presentation will explore the thought process behind the developing of cartoons especially in light of today’s political environment. This will be a very entertaining, engaging and fun presentation.
12:00am - 1:30am
1:30pm - 2:15pm
This session will focus on Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contracts, including when an EPC Contract should be considered, a framework to choose pricing structure(s), advice on managing EPC Contracts, what type of contractors should be issued an EPC Contract. We will conclude the session with a consideration to adopt an industry framework to facilitate the drafting and negotiations of EPC Contracts.
2:15pm - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Do you have access to data to proactively identify market-driven opportunities and risks and to execute fact-based negotiations? The session will provide examples of how should cost models can be used to deliver these insights and value to your business unit stakeholders.
This must-attend interactive session will provide you with a better understanding of telematics and how it improves driving safety and provides cost benefits. It will explore ease of implementation as well as available alerts and reporting capabilities that can improve your bottom line.
3:20pm - 4:10pm
The landscape in which we manage contingent labor is evolving, and we must adapt and change with it. Join American Electric Power, Pacific Gas and Electric and Tennessee Valley Authority program leaders to discuss how they manage marketplace trends and regulatory requirements to continue evolving their respective programs.
The task of managing risk has never been more complex or important. Threats to our business come in many forms and are not always obvious. This session will explore the critical partnerships and touch points of procurement, legal and cyber security, and how they impact the effectiveness of your business’s risk profile.
4:15pm - 6:15pm
Sponsored by SAP Ariba
7 - 8:00am
8:00 - 8:05am
Jim Gregory, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Exelon & UPMG Chair
8:05 - 8:45am
8:50 - 9:35am
EUISSCA (the Alliance) is the leader in developing voluntary consensus standards for electric utility supply chain sustainability. Through its efforts, the Alliance is driving a deeper understanding of successful practice around sustainability across the supply chain. In this presentation, you will hear from (1) an Alliance representative on how the industry has evolved over the last three years, (2) a utility on the key success factors in realizing value from sustainability and (3) a supplier on how sustainability is affecting their business.
Using the results of a 10-question pre-conference survey provided to UPMG Conference participants, this session will provide an understanding of:
Responses to the survey will be summarized and reported along with identified trends in the data, which would be used to facilitate discussion among the group during the breakout session.
The value to participants will include insights about how to improve their performance measurement and related results, based on the trends and approaches in the industry, as well as ideas around how to increase the usage of UPMG benchmarking data to help drive performance.
9:35am - 9:45am
9:45 - 10:30am
Indirect materials are key to an organization’s success. The broadness and scope of indirect spend can motivate practitioners to optimize the procurement process. To achieve their organizational goals, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles MRO procurement team has developed strategies and best practices — including how to manage complexity, forecasting for demand and the importance of ethics and professionalism — that you can use to optimize your organization’s spend.
10:30 - 11:30am
Carrying costs of aged inventory and inventory growth are negatively impacting the bottom line during a time of flat load growth. A paradigm shift has occurred at the leadership level and is pushing better inventory management methods throughout the utility industry. In this session, we will explore how the Tennessee Valley Authority and Duke Energy are moving towards inventory optimization and how your organization can.
11:30 - 12:15pm
The UPMG Supply Chain Benchmarking Study is the only comprehensive study conducted by and for the utility industry. More than 70 utilities have participated in the study, with an average of 27 companies participating each year.
During this session, you will learn how the study is conducted and what type of information is generated. You will also learn trends identified from the data. Every utility at this conference could benefit from participating in the annual UPMG Supply Chain Benchmarking Study.
12:15 - 2:00pm
Stedman Graham’s Identity Leadership Development philosophy is that we cannot lead others until we can lead ourselves. His message stresses self-leadership and enhances personal and professional performance by conveying a process for success. He will describe resources and strategies that enable professionals to set higher, more strategic, and meaningful goals for themselves at work and in their lives.
Join us on a path to self-discovery, goal setting, planning, risk taking, relationship building, resilience, and sustainability.
Sponsored by AGT Global Logistics
2:00 - 2:45pm
2:45 – 3:45pm
How are we influenced as humans? Behavioral economics, psychology and cognitive neuroscience has a lot to say about modern day persuasion. In this session, Vanessa Van Edwards will dive into the latest groundbreaking research on influence we can use in our business lives. From negotiations, to networking, to pitching groups or in one to one meetings, it is essential to know the hidden forces that drive our decisions and behavior. Most importantly, persuasion does not have to manipulative, there is a science-backed way to tap into how people work for good.
5 – 7:00pm
Sponsored by MacLean Power Systems & WESCO Distribution, Inc.