Australia's Need to Pre-qualify Suppliers

Need to Prequalify Suppliers Increases With the Rise in Outsourcing

Australia's industry-leading companies are turning to prequalification software and management services to save, money and minimise risk when addressing the challenges of supplier management. Companies that are evaluating a new system to prequalify suppliers should keep in mind the most common issues businesses overlook.

These challenges include:

  • Lack of sophistication to handle varying risk levels across locations
  • Inadequate quality control
  • Insufficient administrative resources
  • Failure to implement industry best practices
  • Weakening of relationships with contractors

To ensure accurate, cost-effective supplier prequalification and management in today’s complex regulatory environment, companies need a supplier management service that does more than just automate manual processes.

They need to implement industry-specific best practices, and have the right support to maximise efficiency when attempting to prequalify suppliers. At the heart of their supplier management solutions there needs to be a risk assessment engine sophisticated enough to handle the multiple levels of risk that Supply Chain Management presents, such as properly managing contractor safety.

That being said, software alone is not enough! Organizations considering the internal management of supplier qualification should budget for one full time employee to every 300-500 suppliers that will need to pre-qualify. This will ensure adequate resources to not only pre-qualify, but manage the ongoing expiration of critical documentation.

When working with a third party to prequalify suppliers in Australia, your partner should offer a fair pricing model and support to the suppliers you work with. Supplier management companies should work on your behalf with the suppliers you choose. A complete offering that meets these requirements is available today from BROWZ Australia, a leading provider of supplier qualification and management solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the mining, chemical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

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Best Practices

For more than 16 years, BROWZ has worked with the world’s largest organizations across more than 35 industries to implement supply chain prequalification and compliance programs. We understand your industry standards, and we have the expertise to help you establish the appropriate compliance practices for your business.

Service

We understand that software alone doesn’t ensure the success of your compliance and prequalification program. That’s why we place equal emphasis on delivering personalized service. In other words, with BROWZ, you’re not just buying software—you’re getting a partner. We validate and score submitted data while supporting you and your suppliers every step of the way. We also assign a single point of contact to support you and every member of your supply chain, so you’ll always know who to talk to.

Technology

BROWZ functions as a web-based data exchange for all of your supply chain compliance information. Intuitive icons and scorecards provide a view into which suppliers meet your standards and which don’t, allowing you to make informed decisions and minimize supply chain risk.

Our Process

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    We consult, share industry best practices, and together define your supply chain requirements.

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    We configure our solutions and back office support to manage your compliance objectives.

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    Contractors complete online questionnaires and submit data you’ve requested.

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    We verify and score compliance data, generating icons and compliance percentages to indicate which suppliers currently meet YOUR standards.

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    We assist your supply chain in the compliance process, answering questions and proactively communicating deficiencies.

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    We continually monitor changing data points and report expiring documents and data to you and your suppliers.

BILL IS A CONTRACTOR
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Bill registers with BROWZ.

He submits his qualification data online.

Bill receives personal support from BROWZ.

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BROWZ validates Bill’s data and displays his qualification status using intuitive icons.

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Benefits of BROWZ

Reduced Risk

BROWZ offers an efficient means to exchange and evaluate supplier data. Your entire business will be able to access a single repository of compliance information for all suppliers and contractors to help you assess your risk exposure, monitor compliance, and make informed supply chain decisions. What’s more, we will independently assess the data submitted, and proactively work with your suppliers to update their information, as needed.

Better Safety Outcomes

Our research shows that the safety performance of suppliers will improve over time when compliance is measured and your supply chain is held accountable. BROWZ will work with you to develop the assessments and screening criteria that fit your business and are appropriate for each supplier, based on the level of potential risk they may present to your business.

Supply Chain Control

The more insight you have into your supply chain, the more consistently you can award business to the most qualified suppliers. BROWZ helps you create consistent global processes to source, qualify, and monitor suppliers using a single, verified source of data that’s available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Real-time tools monitor supplier compliance at both the organizational and employee levels and offer integration with gate entry management and security systems. ERP integration ensures your management systems are in sync.

Efficiency and Cost Reduction

Although supply chain compliance is critical to any business, it’s a function that is seldom allocated enough resources to enable efficient and cost-effective “in-house” management. BROWZ allows you to efficiently create the right supply chain compliance program for your business. You’ll save money and free up your time and resources to focus on more strategic initiatives—without placing an undue burden on your suppliers. Our expert services team will support you and your suppliers every step of the way with best practices insight, solution support, information verification, audits, and proactive supplier outreach.

The Right Fit

A wide range of dynamic factors—your industry, applicable government and regulatory authorities, differing tiers of supplier risk, global operations, and multilingual requirements—all combine to create a unique compliance mandate for your business. BROWZ features enterprise technology that delivers a solution configured to the exact needs of your business. You don’t have to settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to compliance. BROWZ will partner with you to create a compliance program that’s as unique as your business requirements—and the supply chain you do business with.

Best Practices and Implementation Expertise

When you entrust your supply chain compliance to BROWZ, you get a partner who understands that your trust and confidence is earned each and every time we interact with you or your supply chain. For this reason, we focus relentlessly on current compliance issues and building the best team of compliance experts in the business. We continually improve our processes to ensure that your compliance program is right for your business and built on recognized best practices.

Administrative Support

BROWZ will always work as an extension of your team to communicate with and support your suppliers and the growth of their business. We will directly contact each of your suppliers on your behalf and invite them to participate in your compliance program. BROWZ assigns a single point of contact to every supplier to educate them about your requirements, help them become safer organizations, and provide the fastest path to compliance. Throughout the year, we proactively reach out to your suppliers to ensure that all data are kept current and compliant, ahead of any expirations.

Accurate Risk Assessment

BROWZ was awarded a U.S. patent (No. 805528) for its BROWZ SURE Patented Technology, which assures you of accurate risk assessment at the project level and even at multiple sites with differing requirements around the world.

"BROWZ had such a well-resolved solution that they could quickly tailor to meet our specific needs. The build time on our specific platform was lightning fast turn around and they really do run a thorough checking process. We see a long-term benefit for both Lend Lease and our supply chain coming from the thoroughness of their service."

Lend Lease