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Utility Evolution Brings About the (Re)Integration of System Planning Processes

May 1, 2023

A Brief History of Utility Planning

Prior to the 1990s, investor-owned utilities (IOUs) were largely vertically integrated, housing each utility function—generation, transmission, and distribution—under one roof. This structure, and the large, centralized nature of generation resources at the time, gave rise to a planning process that involved forecasting customers’ demand, building generation to support that demand, and then planning for the necessary transmission and distribution to support energy delivery.

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Six Symptoms Indicating You Need to Revamp Your Project Management Process and Controls

February 21, 2023

It is critical to continuously assess your organization to identify and address gaps that impede the organization’s ability to execute projects successfully and stay in alignment with the overall business strategy. Failure to successfully manage and execute projects coherently across the organization will have a direct impact on the health of the business. By having a robust project management process, systems, and controls in place you can mitigate the risks associated with how the organization plans and executes projects and initiatives.

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Framework for Tool Selection: What You Need to Consider

January 23, 2023

Organizations have several options for leveraging technology to improve performance on integrated business processes, like Procure-to-Pay (P2P) or Order-to-Cash (O2C), including:

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Empowering Supply Chain Business Intelligence

January 20, 2023

Supply Chain Management Business Intelligence

Most companies have work management and asset management ERP systems that provide generous amounts of data. The challenge is aggregating and interpreting the data to make actionable decisions regarding available on-site materials, order statuses, and more. This effort is further complicated during periods of disruption and uncertainty in the supply chain. A well-designed business intelligence tool can make sense of information to enhance decision-making and improve business outcomes.

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Private Equity Rapid Organic Improvement to the Portfolio

January 12, 2023

How to Prepare an Acquisition for Scale and Boost Value in the Private Equity Industry

Introduction to Private Equity Strategies for Improving Performance

As a private equity firm, you need to find value in your transactions as quickly as possible. Your firm recently acquired a new portfolio company, and the typical issues are there once again:

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Gas Local Distribution Company Peer Analytics

January 9, 2023

This analytics application provides high-level financial, system, customer, organizational, and performance comparisons across US-based gas LDCs.

Use this benchmarking platform for dialogue about key management questions, such as:

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Materiality Assessments: Foundational to Comprehensive ESG and Corporate Strategies

January 3, 2023

More than ever, companies are being evaluated based on their actions and impacts on various issues and metrics beyond traditional financial performance. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues are reshaping and expanding the scope of conventional business considerations.

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Employee Spotlight: Ryan Arrieta

November 3, 2022

Ryan Arrieta

Ryan Arrieta, a director within ScottMadden’s energy practice, is a boomerang employee. He initially joined the firm in 2012, predominantly serving energy clients within corporate and shared services. Ryan then stepped away to serve as vice president of strategic and corporate planning at Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority for four years. Today, he is an active member and leader of the transmission and distribution community of practice, and he is also involved in our recruiting efforts, attending the National Black M.B.A. Conference each year. Ryan holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.

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Employee Spotlight: Moliehi Mokoroane

September 2, 2022

Moliehi Mokoroane

Moliehi Mokoroane, a senior analyst in the Atlanta office, joined ScottMadden in 2018. Since then, she has primarily served energy clients within the corporate and shared services space. Holding a degree in industrial engineering from Kennesaw State University, Moliehi specializes in supply chain and warehousing and is an active member of ScottMadden’s supply chain community of practice. She is also a member of the diversity & inclusion committee, assisting with and participating in many of our D&I recruitment events.

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Business Assessments: What Are They, and What Are the Benefits?

August 10, 2022

Assessments can be incredibly valuable tools for organizations of all sizes. A comprehensive assessment methodology can help you evaluate your organization across multiple dimensions. But what are business assessments, what do they entail, and what are the benefits?

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What is the Difference Between BPO and Shared Services?

August 3, 2022

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Shared Services both work to remove manual, operational, and repetitive tasks from the organization’s workflow. But are there differences between BPO and Shared Services? And, if so, what are they?

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