A Primer on Category Management July, 2013

As the leader in developing Category Management solutions and accelerating its time to value, PowerAdvocate has prepared this view to introduce Category Management, demonstrate its impact, and deliver a roadmap for implementing a successful program.

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Leveraging Human Capital View March, 2013

In late 2012, a leading west coast power provider and PowerAdvocate...

Business Unit Engagement View January, 2013

In November 2012, a leading west coast power provider and PowerAdvocate co-hosted an Executive Forum centered on accelerating the impact of category management. 

The road to successfully...

Supplier Relationship Management View June, 2012

Supplier Relationship Management (“SRM”) is not just an emerging trend but a top priority of Supply Chains in 2012. In May, PowerAdvocate gathered supply chain leaders from six energy companies to discuss where they are in their SRM programs, how they are segmenting their supplier...

EPA Regulatory Overview: Impact of MACT Ruling January, 2012

The MACT Rule will drive emission control upgrades and installations that the EPA estimates will cost utilities over $30B by 2015. Is your company prepared to meet these compliance mandates in the accelerated timeframe?

The Air Toxics Rule, which mandates adoption of the MACT,...

Center-Led Solution for Supply Chains View January, 2012

The changing dynamics of today’s supply market have required energy companies to take a very focused look at how their supply chain departments are structured. Defining the right organizational structure is critically important. It determines the degree of flexibility and nimbleness that a...

West Coast Forum View November, 2011

On October 19th, 2011, PowerAdvocate gathered leading western utilities in San Francisco to discuss various degrees of Supply Chain transformations. Attending utilities included APS, ENMAX, GenOn, Luminant, NV Energy, PG&E, SCE, and Sempra. The participants shared best practices and...

Merger Integration View June, 2011

There are the obvious reasons for the recent uptick in utility mergers activity: 

  • Enhancing company productivity
  • Political factors
  • Cutting down expenses and increasing revenues
  • Attaining scale and leveraging assets      ...
Merger Pre-Day One Activities June, 2011

PowerAdvocate works with customers to adopt a proactive approach to prepare for the integration of supply chain organizations and deliver cost savings.

Involving the Supply Chain prior to Day One provides our customers an opportunity to deliver on savings goals and ensure a smooth...

Alberta Labour Outlook View May, 2011

Investment into Alberta’s infrastructure industries has started to accelerate again after three slow years. Quite a bit of project work looms on the horizon and lingering memories of the red-hot employment market in the 2000s is prompting many to inject caution into their strategy and...

Focus on the Japanese Disaster View March, 2011

The devastation of the March 11th Japanese earthquake and tsunami has spread to global proportions affecting our worldwide economy. While the quake crippled existing infrastructure and leveled key manufacturing facilities, the aftershocks both physical and economic, rippled across the...

Coal Investment: Retrofit, Retire, Repower? View March, 2011

What options are you considering to keep your coal-fired power plants compliant with impending EPA requirements?

Intensified focus on EPA requirements has turned up the pressure on fossil generation requiring utilities to reduce sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury...