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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Educational Session|Sponsored by Nuclear Supply Chain
Tuesday, August 11, 2020|1:00–2:30PM (2:00–3:30PM EDT)
Bill Fry (Duke Energy)
Lee Causey (Duke Energy)
The industry many times makes it difficult for suppliers to meet our requirements in the most cost effective way for both the utility and the supplier. When different utilities (and sometimes different plants within that utility) request items, they have widely varying descriptions of what they desire. This goes beyond the technical requirements being imposed and includes our terms of conditions, invoicing instructions, and procurement levels. It also will include effective interfacing between the appropriate levels in each organization, minimizing late night call-outs, things utilities can do to reduce cost, and things utilities do that hurt the process. This session will be a workshop where various suppliers can brainstorm with their utility counterparts on ways in which changes can be made that will assist both sides in reducing costs and decreasing number of non-conformances. Goal will be recommendations for the industry in a number of areas that will help alleviate these impediments.
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