eNews | South Australia | January 2019
Local Buying Program - eNews | South Australia
Released: January 2019
2018 - A Year of Milestones and Achievements

In many aspects, the Local Buying Program (LBP) has achieved some amazing accomplishments in 2018, beyond exceeding forecasted KPI’s and financial milestones.

2018 has been a monumental year for the LBP, with the joint efforts of C-Res and BHP culminating in some resounding successes and significant contributions to small businesses and local communities.

Statistical milestones reached during the year include $250 Million approved spend, over 22,500 work opportunities created, 13 day average payment terms from receipt of invoice and over 1,200 approved suppliers.

LBP Website Upgrade Launching February
Since the inception of the Local Buying Program in 2012, C-Res and BHP have worked to ensure that the end to end platform that both BHP buyers and local suppliers use daily is best practice.

During 2018, a major upgrade was completed by our amazing team to ensure that the LBP website continued to evolve and focus on best practice in digital technology while increasing efficiencies for both suppliers and buyers.

To make the  transition to your  new and improved LBP Workspace seamless, our entire C-Res team is working hard to guarantee you have all the information you need prior to, and following, the release.
What changes should you expect in the upgraded Website?
Enhanced customer support
  • Live Chat
  • C-Res live view of all buyer/supplier dashboards

Improved engagement
  • Daily Summary Emails - streamlined, summarised communication which will reduce the number of emails being received

Efficiency enhancement / Simplified process

  • Automated Work Instruction (WI) variation process
  • Automated claims for goods
  • Linking Purchase Orders (PO’s) to WI line numbers

Enhanced functionality

  • Multiple WI Owners - nominating two BHP WI owners allows for easier management of workflows across job shares/rosters/leave

Quicker turnaround of request
  • Requests for further information go directly to the buyer

LBP South Australia Highlights

See results for July - December 2018 in South Australia here

C-Res and BHP’s Olympic Dam have set the standard of excellence for working with local businesses and communities after receiving recognition at the SA Premier’s Awards gala evening.  

2018 marked the 30th Anniversary for Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs. To celebrate and acknowledge the resilience and diversity of local businesses who have survived and prospered, a gala evening was held on Friday 19 October 2018.

Local Buying Program training sessions at the PAT Centre at Olympic Dam; ideal for BHP empolyees who would like to gain a better understanding of the LBP.

Olympic Dam HSE department sourced a supplier to assist with an annual Skin Screening Program on site to encourage team members to have their skin checked for potentially dangerous lesions.
Local Business Engagement
Advisors Available for Support
C-Res has dedicated Business Engagement Advisors (BEA) available to support buyers and suppliers with all aspects of Local Buying Program.

Our BEA's live locally in the regions where BHP sites operate, which facilitates arranging meetings for BEA's to visit business premises to offer support using the Local Buying Program, as well as helping to create Business Capability Statements, choosing supply categories and discussing all questions relating to the Program and its processes.

BEA's are also available to assist buyers with the supplier directory and onboarding eligible suppliers.
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