The Five Most Significant Supply Chain and Logistics Job...

2019 job trends in supply chain and logistics will continue to be shaped by the impact of Amazon in Australia, global trade discussions and technology advancements. Opportunity for entry-level job seekers and career advancement remain exciting. There are over 2 million companies in Australia, and more than 400,000 of them are small and medium-sized businesses…

Australia’s 7 biggest 2019 Job Trends in Purchasing and...

Purchasing and Procurement remains a job trend hot spot in 2019, with skill-gaps and candidate shortages remaining of concern across larger Australian companies and SMEs. We cover seven of the key 2019 Australian job trend areas below: 1. Niche career opportunities in Purchasing and Procurement Cost-savings remain high on the Chief Purchasing Officer and Chief…

How to be a Responsible and Sustainable Purchaser –...

Factors Driving Global Sustainability Trends One of the most consistently acknowledged drivers of the purchasing trend towards sustainability is consumer expectations. These expectations are shaping corporate and government policies globally and impacting local decision making. Sustainability has become a buzzword in many areas of business and is largely a consumer-led revolution. Millennials seem to be…

Three Leading Technology Tools for Purchasing Officers

  Technology continues to impact our day-to-day work lives to an ever-increasing degree. Purchasing officers must use technology tools to keep pace with the rapidly advancing technological world to ensure that they remain ahead of their competition. New advancements in Purchasing and Procurement allow for increasing gains in efficiency and cost reduction. Below we outline…

What every CEO needs from Purchasing and Procurement

In the more successful purchasing and procurement models, the CEO understands and is across the supply chain functions of the business. A Chief Executive Officer will drive competitive advantage by showing leadership to the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and their department. A CEO who is not fully understanding of purchasing and procurement will only get…

Quality Auditing and ISO

How to use quality compliance to facilitate an ISO accreditation Quality management practices are integral in a competitive marketplace. Quality standards and quality auditing of standards offer many benefits to your business and even more so if ISO accreditation is one of your business goals. Before attempting any external ISO qualification, key compliance staff need…

Purchasing in China and Asia? Here’s what you need...

Purchasing and Procurement in China and Asia China and Asia have always been hot-spots for businesses with a smart purchasing and procurement strategy. The advantages of purchasing products and equipment from established and emerging Asian economies are plentiful. Australian companies are attracted to the benefits of direct access to manufacturers with larger margins and increased…

9 Business Sectors where Quality Auditing is essential

Quality Auditing is the process of systematically examining a quality system or process in a business. Quality Audits can be conducted by either a qualified internal or external quality auditor. Regular quality audits are an integral part of a company’s quality management system and can save time and money when performed internally. Many businesses invest…

7 Reasons to Consider a Career Transition to Purchasing

Variety for all your skills There are several broad categories within a purchasing or supply chain workforce. Once you have secured a role in one area, there is plenty of scope for variety in your work depending on your skill-set and aptitude. The sector is big enough for moves within a company to be effective…

Have you considered a Purchasing Career? Six Career Transition...

Purchasing is a multi-faceted area of a business that generally requires a team of people with complementary skills to be successful. However, many professionals have not considered transitioning into a purchasing career and are missing out on exciting career opportunities. A purchasing manager seeks out goods and services and tries to buy those of the…