Supply Chain leads vendor seminar in Meridian

Supply Chain leads vendor seminar in Meridian


The mission of Mississippi Power’s Supply Chain Management is to provide the right materials and services at the right time, in the right place, in the right quantity and at the best overall value.

Nearly 60 vendors recently turned out for a small business seminar in Meridian to learn the language and procedures of doing business with the company. The meeting was led by Mississippi Power’s contract management group,

“We were overwhelmed with the response from the business community,” said Contracts Manager Tom Mueller. “It was a great audience that was eager to learn more about working with Mississippi Power.”

Attendees were given a 19-page questionnaire to fill out regarding their company and the type of work they do. Once completed, the information was added to the department’s database.

While the Kemper County energy facility and some of the contracts to be awarded for future work there were a big topic, that wasn’t the only company location discussed at the seminar.

“The suppliers that we ultimately hire must be competitive when it comes to price, reliability and quality,” Principal Contracts Agent Elizabeth McCormick said. “We provide value to employees, partners, suppliers and ultimately customers by finding the right vendor to do quality work at a competitive price.”

Vendors from across Mississippi and as far away as Louisiana attended the event.

Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), produces safe, reliable and environmentally responsible energy for more than 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties. Mississippi Power earned the 2015 ReliabilityOneTM Award for outstanding midsize utility for excellence in storm restoration and recovery efforts as well as being a leader in reliability, customer service and safety. Visit our websites at and, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.