Wind Energy Update: Industry First Supply Chain Strategies Revealed to Europe’s Wind Industry

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In little over a month, the first-ever Wind Energy Summit with an exclusive focus on the entire wind farm supply chain, will take place in Germany, the top country for wind energy production in Europe.

The economic crisis has had a knock on effect on the supply chain over the past five years, but since the economy has grown in strength, so has the faith in the wind supply chain. Such faith has left the industry at over capacity with regard to turbine components. As a result there is now a new strategy amongst the supply chain, the “flight to quality”. Suppliers are facing fierce competition in both quality and price. This has resulted in some component manufacturers collapsing.

The European market is better positioned for this change in strategy; especially when suppliers are in competition against inexperienced Chinese component manufacturers. But this consolidation of the supply chain will continue to happen; therefore component suppliers must ensure they have the best strategy.

Because of this need for suppliers to understand the industry, their customers and the best strategy for their business, more than 100 senior level wind industry executives, have begun to engage with one another in preparation for their arrival at Berlin’s, Kempinski Hotel Bristol for the 4th Annual Wind Turbine Supply Chain Conference (4-5th September 2012)

Delegates are geared up to gain exclusive insight into the very latest supply chain strategies, selection criteria and operations strategy which will maximise your components and reduce costs in the supply chain. Topics to be covered include industry best practice, developer insight, global supply chain predictions, risk management, supplier involvement in research and design and the importance of reducing lead times.

“Wind Energy Update is proud to be the primary source of exclusive, industry demanded information surrounding the supply chain” says Carrianne Matta, the VP Supply Chain from Wind Energy Update. “As an organization, we understand how to drive both a company’s growth and profits, and we will strive to provide the audience with the targeted material and individuals that they need to achieve them”.

REPower, Areva, WinWind, GE Energy, Leitwind, Vattenfall, RES Offshore, A2Sea, Gurit, Make Consulting, Willis Group, Thomas-as, RWE Innogy… are just a few of the European wind industry companies who will meet this September in Berlin to discuss, debate and appraise the latest supply chain strategies to reduce costs, optimize efficiency, and improve overall output.

For more information on this event, speakers, agenda and workshop, visit the website:

or contact:
Carrianne Matta
VP Supply Chain | Wind Energy Update
+44(0)207 3757 164 | carrianne(at)windenergyupdate(dot)om

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