Distributed generation has emerged as one of the most important developments facing the industry. What was once thought of as a niche offering is now considered a viable, widespread solution and it continues to grow.
At ScottMadden, we work with clients to integrate alternative resources to meet their customers’ needs and regulatory mandates—all while maintaining a strong focus on the reliability of the grid—backed by our more than 30 years of experience.
Supply Chain Warehousing and Inventory
A company’s warehousing strategy and inventory management approach are two of the largest drivers of supply chain performance and overall costs. Implementing an improved warehousing strategy has enabled some supply chain organizations to realize savings that equate to 10% to 15% of their total inventory value. Whether warehouse growth was the result of mergers/acquisitions or the expansion of services, many organizations have lost the balance between assets and service levels. Regaining the right balance represents an opportunity to drive significant cost reductions but must be done thoughtfully to avoid a negative impact on customers.
Aligning an environmental strategy with broader business goals can truly transform an organization.
For decades, ScottMadden has been helping companies, both large and small, with everything from integrating environmental issues into business processes and establishing environmental departments to developing an environmentally sensitive organizational culture and communicating environmental issues to customers—all to enhance their brand and protect the environment.
The challenges facing today’s utility leadership are unprecedented. The industry landscape is changing rapidly, with rising fuel and operating costs, a growing demand for alternative energy sources, increasing demand for energy efficiency, and the emergence of new kinds of alternatives, competitors, and stakeholders. At the same time, it is more and more difficult to increase rates.
Technology Selection and Optimization
There is more to technology selection and optimization than making sure your business has the latest tools. Technology has to contribute to your organization’s overall performance. At ScottMadden, we bring business knowledge to your technical problems, bridging the gap between business needs and technology solutions—and helping you get the full benefit of your technology investment. We operate as an independent advisor, focused on your needs—not a particular solution. We assess how technologies are deployed to support your business operations and key processes and how employees are currently using these systems. And we identify key gaps with your existing technologies and, as needed, bring knowledge across various application categories to facilitate the enhancement of existing technologies or the evaluation of new tools.
Transmission has become a key strategic asset for both utilities and individual transmission owners. The implementation of Order 1000 is fundamentally changing the way transmission is planned, built, and paid for. Never before have strategic investment, operations, and compliance been so important, or so challenging.
We provide broad, deep energy expertise coupled with practical business acumen to help companies navigate transmission challenges with solid business advice.
Along with the need for excellence in the ongoing operation and maintenance of transmission assets, many transmission owners and operators must now compete to build future projects. ScottMadden has helped companies—from transmission start-ups through well-established, integrated utilities—to achieve excellence in operations and maintenance and to leverage these strengths in the evolving environment.