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Oniqua to Moderate Inventory Optimization Panel Discussion at Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit

Representatives from Southern Company, Talen Energy, Tennessee Valley Authority and ScottMadden to discuss strategies for improving service while reducing costs through MRO inventory optimization

DENVER, Colorado – October 19, 2015 – Oniqua Intelligent MRO, the leader in MRO spares and materials optimization for asset-intensive industries, today announced it will moderate a panel discussion at the Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit. The conference will be held November 16-17, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The panel discussion, entitled ‘Inventory Optimization: Improving Service While Reducing Costs’, will be moderated by Steve Sotwick, vice president business development, Oniqua Intelligent MRO. The panel will feature representatives from some of North America’s leading utilities and service providers, including:

  • Scott Stewart
    Program Manager, Equipment Obsolescence and Critical Spares
    Southern Nuclear Operating Company
  • Steve King
    Senior Director, Supply Chain
    Talen Energy
  • Rachel Wampler
    Strategy & Analytics, Supply Chain & Facilities
    Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Andy Flores
    Partner and Supply Chain Lead
    ScottMadden Management Consultants

 During the interactive panel session, attendees and panel members will explore inventory optimization and its effect on operational efficiencies. Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Effective strategies for managing stock levels to eliminate waste without risking service
  • Inventory optimization trends and key performance indicators to ensure a sustainable and consistent business practice is established
  • Lessons learned from utilities and suppliers on forms of automatic identification and data capture within the nuclear warehouse to improve accountability for material and improve efficiency.

The Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit will bring together industry experts from leading Utilities – such as Exelon, FirstEnergy, Southern Company, Talen Energy, Xcel Energy, Duke and TVA – to discuss new approaches to enhance O&M strategies in a selection of presentations, panel sessions and roundtables.

The Nuclear Operations & Maintenance Efficiency Summit 2015 comes at a key time to address the critical Operational and Financial challenges facing the Utilities industry today.

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