Jaspreet Singh is the director of Supply Chain Management for DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. As one of Michigan’s leading corporate citizens, DTE Energy is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.
Singh is responsible for all non-fuel purchases, materials planning, supplier performance management, and warehouse operations for DTE Energy, focused on high-quality diverse suppliers throughout a global marketplace. During the past five years, Singh has played a significant role in helping the company reduce outside expenditures at a rate of 4% to 6% annually through the successful negotiation of a number of large contracts, that included items such as external audit services, line clearance services, construction services, wire and cable, transformers, temporary labor, hardware and software, prescription drugs, healthcare administration, uranium and capital equipment utilized in support of the company’s generation facilities.
Singh has been instrumental in helping the Supply Chain Management team win the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council’s “Corporation of the Year” award four out of the past five years. He has also been part of the team that has sourced over $1.4 billion of goods and services from Michigan-based companies to help DTE Energy be a leading supporter of Governor Snyder’s Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative.
Singh is passionate about supplier diversity and has made tremendous efforts and implemented actionable programs to bring more minority and women owned supplier partners to DTE Energy. Additional efforts include engagement of DTE Energy’s prime suppliers in the effort to bring disadvantaged minority suppliers in their fold. DTE Energy’s supplier diversity spend has increased by 92% in the last five years.
Singh joined DTE Energy in 2007 and has progressed through various roles in the Supply Chain Management organization before assuming the role of Director, Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining DTE Energy, Singh held various roles in Program Management, Supplier Cost Optimization, Finance, and Engineering in the automotive industry.
Singh earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Ross School of Business – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Thapar University in Patiala, India.