19
October
2017
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11:30 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Third collaboration event continues focus on supply chain quality

Summary

The third annual Vit Plant Supply Chain Collaboration Event took place in September. 

The third annual Vit Plant Supply Chain Collaboration Event took place in September. 

The annual event, hosted by the Vit Plant Procurement and Subcontracts department, emphasizes collaboration between the Vit Plant and its supply chain that is focused on meeting the unique quality and safety requirements that come with working on the Vit Plant.

Representatives from 41 of the Vit Plant's key suppliers and subcontractors attended the two-day event along with Bechtel corporate representatives, managers from the Office of River Protection, and the Vit Plant's senior management team. 

“We consider our supply chain to be an integral part of our project team and key contributors to the overall success of our mission,” said Frank Salaman, manager of Procurement and Subcontracts. “This event provides us a unique opportunity to share information with our suppliers about our collective progress and the importance of their contributions, and to discuss key lessons learned that strengthen our relationships and work processes with our suppliers.”

The 2017 event included project, corporate, and process updates; interactive workshops; networking events; technical expositions; and a Hanford Site bus tour.

The Procurement and Subcontracts team will continue to gather and analyze feedback from suppliers to identify areas for improvement in supply chain processes. The feedback also will influence future events.