Maximising Mining Capabilities with Effective Procurement and Supply Strategies
The peak of the mining boom has passed, however this doesn’t mean the mining industry is slowing down. In fact the next 12 months and beyond will be a busy time for procurement and supply chain professionals to adjust to more fluctuating demands, forecasting needs and market movements while increasing productivity and cost effectiveness across all procurement and supply chain processes. Procurement process optimisation, upskilling procurement staff, finding the most effective balance between local and overseas sourcing to improve supply chain planning and forecasting are just some of the key focus areas going forward.
With the success of the Mining Procurement & Supply event series so far, Mining IQ is proud to expand the reach of the next event across the APAC region. Mining Procurement & Supply APAC in June 2013 is your opportunity to network and benchmark with your counterparts from across the APAC region to ensure your business is ready for the times ahead.
Why Attend Mining Procurement & Supply APAC 2013?
Based on our extensive research with senior-level mining procurement professionals from across Australia and the APAC region we built the conference programme around the key strategies on how to achieve effective mining procurement and supply management:
- Improving supply chain planning and forecasting to adjust to fluctuating demands and resource prices
- Developing effective procurement and supply strategies for new projects coming online
- Refining internal procurement and supply processes to increase efficiencies and cost effectiveness
- Developing staff training programmes to regain lost knowledge and enhance soft skills of procurement staff
- Enhancing project procurement in order to meet technical, schedule and budget requirements in this isolated environment
- Dealing with logistic and transport challenges for remote mine sites in order to ensure supply all year round
- Building stronger long-term partnerships with suppliers to minimise impacts of a fluctuating market
- Focussing on the core business by realigning procurement processes with internal objectives
- Sourcing local versus overseas content
- Reviewing regulatory changes and how they will affect the APAC mining industry
- Preparing for increasing demand and growth from China and its impact on the Australian mining industry
What will you take out of this Event?
Proven and practical experience is guaranteed at a Mining IQ conference. Take away valuable ideas through case studies presented by executives who have handled firsthand the challenges you face.
Mining Procurement & Supply APAC 2013 will include:
- Case studies and best practice examples by Australia’s leading mining organisations
- Interactive discussions including expert led panels and roundtables
- Presence of prospective providers
- Networking opportunities
- Interactive workshops to help you work through the most pressing challenges and develop key strategies you can implement back on the job
- Don’t miss the networking dinner in the evening of Conference Day 1 – see pricing & discounts for booking and pricing
If your job includes one or all of the following responsibilities, you cannot afford to miss this event:
- Mining procurement and supply management
- Procurement process optimisation and automation
- Vendor relationship management
- Implementing effective change management strategies
- Business process re-engineering
- Category management
- Improving supply chain planning
- Standardising procurement processes
- Local content sourcing versus overseas sourcing
Mining Procurement & Supply APAC 2013 is part of Mining IQ’s global series of Mining Procurement events:
- Mining Procurement & Supply South Africa
- Mining Procurement & Supply Brazil
- Mining Procurement & Supply Indonesia 2013
- Mining Procurement & Supply QLD 2013
What have your peers said about this event?
The conference was well worthwhile and it gave me a great insight to the issues facing procurement/sourcing over the next few years.
Paul Joy, Contracts & Procurement Manager, HATCH ASSOCIATES
I enjoyed presenting and the networking.
Cindy Dunham, General Manager Operations West, Procurement, RIO TINTO
Dynamic supply management, ensuring continuous fit with business objectives, offers a significant advantage to firms and builds a strong foundation for sustainable success.
Dr Lincoln C. Wood, Senior Lecturer Logistics and Supply Chain Management, CURTIN UNIVERSITY