Maximising Mining Capabilities with Effective Procurement and Supply Strategies in the Indo-Pacific Region
The mining industry in the Indo-Pacific region is booming with Indonesia being the top place for new mining projects, followed by the Philippines and Vietnam. But like the global mining industry, the Indo-Pacific region is also facing volatile times and fluctuating demand prices, fuelled further by political instability.
This combination makes procurement departments and processes more important than ever to the bottom line of any mining company.
Procurement process optimisation, dealing with unstable and changing regulations, 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. 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, forecast needs and market movements, while increasing productivity and cost effectiveness across all procurement and supply chain processes.
Following the success of Mining IQ’s Mining Procurement & Supply 2012 events, Mining IQ is proud to bring the event to the Indo-Pacific region. Mining Procurement & Supply Indo-Pacific is your opportunity to network and benchmark with your counterparts from across the region to ensure your business is ready for the times ahead.
Why Attend Mining Procurement & Supply Indo-Pacific?
Based on our extensive research with senior-level mining procurement professionals from across the Indo-Pacific and APAC region we built the conference programme around the key strategies on how to achieve effective mining procurement and supply management:
- Ensuring Quality and on Time Delivery with Effective Sourcing Strategies and Risk Management
- Improving Supply Chain Planning and Forecasting to Adjust to Fluctuating Demands and Resource Prices
- Mastering the Number One Priority of 2013 – Strategic Cost Cutting
- Reviewing Regulatory Changes and how they will Affect the Indo-Pacific Mining Industry
- Collaborating with Suppliers, Contractors and Internal Stakeholders to Ensure a Sustainable Supply Chain
- Enhancing Project Procurement in Order to Meet Technical, Schedule and Budget Requirements in this Isolated Environment
- Automating Procurement Processes to Improve Process Efficiency and Cost Savings
- Outlining the Importance of Developing the Soft Skills of your Procurement Staff
- Improving Supply and Relationships with Effective Terms and KPIs
Who will you meet the Mining Procurement & Supply Indo-Pacific 2013?
This industry event will bring together senior-level professionals from mining companies, mining contractors, EPCMs and suppliers with the following roles:
- Procurement Superintendent
- Supply Chain Superintendent
- Supply & Logistics Superintendent
- Commercial Manager
- Resource Manager
- Category Manager
- Supply Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Contract Manager
What have your peers said about the Mining Procurement & Supply events?
“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