Event Profile

Supply Chain Workshop

September 10 — 11, 2019
Hilton Vancouver Washington
301 West 6th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 
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Who Should Attend:

Those who work in or support the utility’s supply chain functions, such as purchasing, inventory, materials management, warehousing, and operations personnel.

Workshop Overview:

This annual two-day workshop is where subject matter experts and utility members share their knowledge and experience with the key issues in the supply chain functional areas. This year’s meeting will be held in Vancouver, Wash., where you will build relations with others in your field, and have fun during the workshop and evening networking reception. Please check back for further details as the agenda and program are developed.

Workshop Agenda:

    Tuesday, September 10

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and full breakfast buffet

    8:30-9 a.m. Welcome to the 2019 Supply Chain Workshop

      Taryn Johnson, Training Manager, NWPPA

    9–10 a.m. Energy Update: What’s Happening in the Industry and Its Effects on the Supply Chain?

      Debra Smith, CEO and General Manager, Seattle City Light

    10-10:15 a.m. Break

    10:15-10:45 a.m. Supply Chain Jeopardy

      Marc Ripley, Contracting & Supply Chain Manager, Chelan County PUD

    10:45 a.m.-noon Modernizing Inventory Management in T&D Utilities

      Ted Zalucki, Director of Operations, METSCO

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch

    1-2:30 p.m. Roundtable discussions

    2:30-3:30 p.m. What’s in Your Storm Basket?

      Sarah Gorsegner, Purchasing & Warehouse Supervisor, Eugene Water & Electric Board

    3:30-3:45 p.m. Break

    3:45-4:45 p.m. Utility Wholesale Supply Chain Distributors Forum

      Matthew Holzer, Sales Representative, Anixter; Brent Hill, VP of Sales, General Pacific; and George Vlaisavish, Senior Outside Sales, WESCO

    5-7 p.m. Networking reception

    Wednesday, September 11

    7:30-8:30 a.m. Full breakfast buffet

    8:30-10:15 a.m. Spec, Spec, Spec: Identifying the Reason the Line Crew “Never” Gets the Right Materials

      Kim Mikkelsen, Owner, KW Consulting

    10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

    10:30-11 a.m. Utility Snapshot: What Is Your Utility Doing with Surplus Materials?

      Mandy Ashby, Purchasing Supervisor, Grays Harbor PUD

    11 a.m.-noon Roundtable discussions

    Noon-1 p.m. Lunch buffet

    1-2 p.m. Barcoding, RF-ID, and Industrial Vending, Experience, and Discussion

      Paul Wienecke, Forestry Maintenance Manager, Clark Public Utilities; and Patrick Slawson, Warehouse Supervisor, Clark Public Utilities

    2-2:30 p.m. Wrap-up and invitation to the 2020 Workshop

      Taryn Johnson, Training Manager, NWPPA

    3-5 p.m. Optional Clark Public Utilities Warehouse Tour

      Paul Wienecke, Forestry Maintenance Manager and Patrick Slawson, Warehouse Supervisor, Clark Public Utilities

    Meeting Location: Clark Public Utilities Education Center
    (south end of Ed Fischer Operations Center campus)
    8600 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA

    Join us onsite at Clark Public Utilities’ warehousing facility to see hands-on applications of industry benchmark operations. The tour will include RF-ID and industrial vending machines. Please RSVP to Taryn Johnson at taryn@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1446 by September 1, 2019.

Workshop Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day, and the workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

Workshop Location & Hotel Information:

Hilton Hotel
301 W 6th Street 
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 993-4500

Room rate: $179 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 10, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in for the Northwest Public Power Association conference when booking your reservation. Or you can make your reservation by following the booking link.

For overnight hotel guests, parking is located in our underground garage at Columbia between 5th and 6th on the east side of the hotel. Self-parking is $20 per day and valet is $25 per day. Overnight guests will need to check into the hotel first to receive a key to access the hotel’s parking garage. Overnight guests may use the short-term parking in front of the hotel when checking in.

Day guests may park at the Vancouver Center Building, which has a Park & Go garage located at 6th Street between Columbia and Washington Streets. Fees are $1.25 per hour.

Workshop Fees:

Member Rate: $540

Non-member Rate: $1,620

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This workshop qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the workshop.

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For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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