Increasingly we seem to be sourcing from smaller suppliers – SME’s.
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 smaller suppliers – even as we outsource ever more of our business operations.
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?
As professional procurement managers what should we be doing to enable better supplier performance and more secure supply lines from SME suppliers?
Ben Shute FCIPS is the managing director of Comprara, a leading Australian procurement solutions provider who deliver services, tools, training and technologies to organisations headquartered in Melbourne. He is also the owner and CEO of two SME’s that mostly support large corporate & govt clients.
The time of this session is:
12.00-1.30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)
|Start||April 23rd, 2020. 12:00pm|
|End||April 23rd, 2020. 13:30pm|
|Status||Event Details Closed|
|Category||One off sessions|