Selling to SCE – Supply Chain Management

We’re Adopting the Ariba E-Commerce Network

We have begun to adopt a new supplier e-commerce network, powered by Ariba, Inc., an SAP company. Ariba's web-based Spend Management platform offers online access to:

  • Sourcing and bidding
  • Negotiation and contracts
  • Purchase orders
  • Invoicing
  • Real time payment status
  • More flexible discounting

The adoption of the Ariba Network is expected to be done in multiple phases over a period of time. We believe this new platform will create new efficiencies across our Supply Management processes. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Employing Best Practices and Strategies

Our Supply Chain Management (SCM) group is responsible for all activities associated with procurement, storage, distribution, and final disposition of the goods and services the company needs to do business. We utilize industry best practices and other strategic business initiatives to help achieve our procurement and material management goals.


Our procurement goal is to decrease acquisition, ownership and disposal costs, ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, and promote supplier diversity. We do this by implementing contracts with sensible terms and conditions.

Our purchasing decisions are based on value as measured by cost, quality, and service. Purchasing practices are carefully monitored by a variety of regulatory agencies such as the California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Material Management

To provide the best customer service and perform maintenance and repairs on our electrical equipment, we must have an optimal supply of material (transformers, cable, meters, etc.) readily available.   

SCM's material management function uses a variety of strategies to ensure material availability, including internal stocking, capacity planning, and consignment. Material management also coordinates the delivery of materials and manages the disposal and reclamation of salvageable material.

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Purchasing Strategy

Our Supply Chain Management (SCM) group has adopted comprehensive purchasing strategies and programs. These strategies help SCM achieve its service, quality, and cost goals in the acquisition and management of goods and services.

Our purchasing strategy includes sourcing guidelines, supplier programs, diversity programs, and supply chain tools like electronic data interchange (EDI).