Compliance management in 2020: top trends for procurement

Risk mitigation

Recent high-profile court cases have put compliance management back in the spotlight in the world of procurement. This, as well as the growing pressure to cut costs across the supply chain, has presented unique but not impossible challenges to overcome.  

So, what can procurement expect to come up on the agenda in 2020 when it comes to Australia's compliance landscape 

Working with your vendors to reduce the risks of modern slavery

Risk mitigation

Ever since its passing by the Australian Government in late 2018, the Modern Slavery Act has been a key area of focus at procurement conferences and trade shows across Australia. However, while it is often on the agenda, the nuances of this complex act remains a mystery to many.

New government regulation affecting supply chains - and what you can do to keep up

Risk mitigation

A new Australian Government policy is designed to prevent Black Economy activities from harming the integrity of the supply chain involved in the government's procurement.

Social procurement in Australia and how to prepare for it

Risk mitigation

Are you leveraging social enterprises in your tenders? Because your competitors are. There's a growing expectation for contractors to include social enterprise when bidding and delivering commercial and major government projects, yet navigating social procurement remains a minefield for many. Understanding how social procurement can work with, and for the benefit, of your organisation is crucial to ensure survival in today's complex and changing construction environment. It takes canvassing the current market landscape and tools available.  

The real cost of slow hiring decisions in a project environment

Risk mitigation

Nobody likes making mistakes when it comes to the hiring process, but every once in a while, and often without their knowledge, someone is going to make a bad decision. Whether it be timing or the quality of the hire, in construction it can derail the progress of a project resulting in the need for damage control from project start-up.