Jan 4, 2022
Johnny Howze III is the Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Southern Company, an energy company that produces clean, safe, and affordable energy for its 9 million customers. Johnny’s responsibilities include overseeing operational functions and power delivery. He has over 20 years of experience in plant operations and leadership positions, including running various coal-fired power plants that served millions of customers.
Johnny joins us today to discuss why he prefers the term “economic inclusion” over “supplier diversity.” He divulges Southern Company’s efforts in helping small businesses work with them, especially regarding the services they will need in the future. He explains his economic takeaways from the pandemic and why a diverse team allows for better decision-making. Johnny also dispels the myth of the costs associated with working with small businesses.
"The more diverse the decision-making body is, the more factors you can get into the decision." - Johnny Howze III
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