Sourcing in Times of Disaster!

February 1st, 2017

Gatlinburg, TN. Wildfire


Today’s post is by Jericia Stevens, Account Manager at SafeSourcing, Inc.

Recently, Gatlinburg, TN experienced a historical wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. The residents of the city where forced to evacuate and seek refuge in emergency shelters. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said, “This is a fire for the history books,” Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller said, “The likes of this has never been seen here.”

As I read about this tragedy, I thought, can this beautiful and lucrative tourist town recover from such devastation? Ironically, that same week I read one of the White Pages written by our CEO, Ron Southard, entitled, 4 Tips and 3 Pitfalls to Avoid when Sourcing Professional Services, A Little Planning can Save Companies Millions.” In it Ron listed poplar services targeted for new procurement projects: The professional services that could be useful for homes and businesses in Gatlinburg are: Disaster Response (Emergency Cleanup), Environmental Services, Construction Services, Temporary Labor, and Waste Management Services. Yes, Gatlinburg will be great again and sourcing professional services during this tragic disaster can help.

SafeSourcing, Inc. can assist you in times of disaster. We provide innovative eProcurement tools that can increase efficiency and improve profitability for our customers, and provide superior value for all stakeholders. In addition to providing information, tools and services, SafeSourcing proactively supports consumer safety and environmental standards throughout the global supply chain management process. To learn more, visit

Let SafeSourcing manage your sourcing projects. We enjoy bringing this blog to you every week and hope you find value in it. For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.


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