Supply Chain Strategies – Virtual (Jul 20-21)

Focusing on the role of utility supply chain leadership, this forum provides an exclusive environment for strategic thinkers to discuss comprehensive supply chain management responsibilities. Topics include category management; use of technology and tools; supplier and contract management; organizational structures and workforce management. Supply chains are increasingly complex and challenging to manage, yet are essential for maintaining compliance, incident preparedness and major project timelines.

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General Details

  • Program Location
  • Virtual Event
  • No travel required. All agenda times are in Pacific time. Instructions to access the virtual event will be provided to the attendee before the program.
  • Who Should Attend
    • Participants of this executive forum should have comprehensive supply chain management responsibilities, and be leaders who deal with primarily strategic issues.
    • Typically, Chief Supply Chain Officers, Vice Presidents and Directors with strategic responsibility of the supply chain function.
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $199 USD

    Registration includes online access and all digital meeting materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • To best serve WEI members and program participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, WEI will be waiving its standard cancellation policy for this virtual program. Registrants can receive a full refund should they need to cancel their registration up to the day before the program begins.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public. Recording is not permitted for any portion of the event.
  • For more information contact Christopher Lee, Senior Program Manager at (971) 255-4967.


All session times are listed in Pacific time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Help Desk + Technology Check

The room will open early with optional time for participants to get familiar with the virtual platform, test their audio and webcam, or ask questions about the agenda before we begin.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome + Introductions

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Industry Topic Roundtable Discussion

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Industry Topic Roundtable Discussion

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Preview Day 2

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Activity

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Grab breakfast or some coffee and login early for informal networking.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Industry Topic

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Open Roundtable Discussion

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Looking Forward

What are utilities doing in:
• Risk mitigation
• Forecasting
• Renewables and Sustainability

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Wrap Up + Future Planning