Purchasing & Materials Management Roundtable Hosted by MEA

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A unique forum for discussions about cost-effective methods and work process improvement. This year MEA is including a SYSCO warehouse tour along with the annual Purchasing & Materials Management Roundtable. Attendees will explore all aspects of timely, modern warehouse automation at the Lincoln, IL SYSCO facility. Join us May 6-7, 2009 in Springfield, IL.

This year MEA is including a SYSCO warehouse tour along with the annual Purchasing & Materials Management Roundtable. Attendees will explore all aspects of timely, modern warehouse automation at the Lincoln, IL SYSCO facility. Join us May 6-7, 2009 in Springfield, IL.

"I am so excited about the 2009 MEA Purchasing and Materials Management Roundtable! We are pleased to have our Roundtable in conjunction with the tenth annual Electric Operations Conference. This allows Roundtable attendees to take advantage of conference related activities such as supplier networking and electrical exhibits. Besides this, the Roundtable has some excellent presentations planned and topics that are hot across the utility industry" says Marie Elliott, superintendent, material services for Kansas City Power and Light.

"I encourage other Purchasing and Materials professionals to attend the Roundtable this year, it's an extremely economical way to meet with counterparts in the utility industry that one may not normally have an opportunity to meet. It allows attendees to discuss best practices in our industry and get many points of view on hot topics."

Roundtable presentations will include:

  • Dr. Jerry Teplitz's speech on Your Leadership Formula.
  • Supplier Relationship Management with Lisa Helm of Kansas City Power & Light
  • Total Cost Ownership presented by HD Supply

Discussions will include:

  • Validating Suppliers Proposed Price Increases
  • Price Adjustments and Fuel Surcharges (success in minimizing price increases)
  • New Ways to Purchase Materials
  • Ensuring Contract Compliance Levels - "Green" Spend - Spend Analysis
  • Material Forecasting and Inventory Management.
  • The DOE 2010 Impact
  • Benchmarking

To register or for more information contact Sandy Driscoll at (651) 289-9600 x119 or visit http://www.midwestenergy.org.

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) serves the people that bring electricity and natural gas to American homes and businesses. MEA was founded as a training association over 100 years ago by visionary distribution utilities in the Midwest to improve safety and efficiency. Utility companies nationwide now benefit from MEA's industry roundtables, operations conferences, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for the gas and electric utility distribution industry. Our not-for-profit fee structure delivers to members and subscribers the best possible training at the lowest possible cost in the areas of natural gas, liquids, OSHA, electric, and leadership training.

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