Close this search box.
Energy Workforce & Technology Council 90th Anniversary
Close this search box.

Supply Chain Committee Discusses Current Market

In its year kick-off meeting, the Energy Workforce Supply Chain Committee, led by Andrew Little of Premium Oilfield Technologies, got together to discuss recent updates affecting the business and to initiate planning for the annual conference scheduled for the fall.

During the Q1 committee meeting, hosted by Ronn Nolin of Crane Worldwide Logistics, addressed topics relevant to supply chain professionals in the current environment.

Crane President Jared Crane shared insights into the current challenges facing the logistics and transportation industry such as the turmoil in the Middle East and difficulties with the Panama Canal and how this trickles down into the energy supply chain. The meeting also featured a tour of the warehouse, providing members with firsthand insight into the processes of shipment reception, sorting, clearance, and dispatch. The committee also discussed current issues including market dynamics in the second half of 2024, capital markets, electrification of the oilfield and grid impacts, and the use of AI in supply chain and ESG reporting.

The annual Supply Chain Conference 2024 is set for September 12 at the Norris Conference Center in CityCentre, Houston. The conference will feature a customer panel in the morning, where operational leaders will discuss their year’s plans and successful collaboration with suppliers. Based on the success of the 2023 conference, in the afternoon, attendees can choose from four themed breakouts: Supply Chain Impacts on Services/OEM, International Trade, Legal and Supply Chain Workforce, where experts will explore the intersections between these topics and supply chains.

The committee’s Q2 meeting will take place at Aries Worldwide Logistics in May. Those interested in joining the committee can contact Senior Director Energy Policy Maria Suarez-Simmons.

Maria Suarez-Simmons, Senior Director Energy Policy, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.


Stay Connected

Sign up for the Energy Workforce newsletter to stay on top of the latest energy news and events.