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Buying from SME’s today… help define the key issues post COVID (VIRTUAL)

March 29, 2022

Increasingly we seem to be sourcing from smaller suppliers – SME’s – as a percentage of total spend. Either by policy (such as in Federal Government) or by buying local (as a policy, or to reduce supply risk). 

Federal commonwealth buyers, some state govt buyers and many local councils have regulated BUY LOCAL policies. Other drivers like indigenous procurement policy, community focussed support, anti-slavery considerations and reduced supply-chain risk also tend us towards using smaller suppliers – even as we outsource ever more of our business operations. Reducing supply risk can also drive us towards buying locally …  

Yet, to what extent do we make allowances for SME suppliers to give us their best possible support? Compared to large corporate behemoth suppliers? Do they have to comply the same? Should they? Can they be as transparent?

And, since Australia and New Zealand are already oligopolies, are we actually increasing risk by buying from smaller companies now? As professional procurement managers what should we be doing to enable better supplier performance and more secure supply lines from SME suppliers? Ultimately, what is best practice in dealing with small suppliers?

IF you buy from small suppliers, join this PASA CONNECT Roundtable to share best practice and discuss the best solutions to optimise supply and risk 

Your expert facilitator : 
Jonathan Dutton FCIPS is the CEO of PASA and an accomplished procurement consultant, practitioner and trainer. He is also the former founding CEO of CIPSA and has now run his successful and constantly updated Strategic Procurement Leadership Programme 46 times in 6 countries across the region. 

The time of this session is: 

11:00-12:00PM AEST

10.30-11.30AM (ADL)

1.00-2.00PM (NZ)


Event Details

Buying from SME’s today… help define the key issues post COVID (VIRTUAL)
Event Detail Virtual - at your desk using Zoom
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Start June 2nd, 2022. 11:00am AEST
End June 2nd, 2022. 12:00pm AEST
Status Event Details Closed

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Seats 24 persons
Attendees 15 persons
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Category One off sessions
Type Virtual