Local franchise Office National Kalgoorlie struggled to connect with BHP, missing out on many business opportunities prior to the Local Buying Program (LBP) commencing in Nickel West. However, after meeting the eligibility criteria, they registered with the LBP and have since received multiple Work Instructions from BHP; one of which was a significant project to replace furniture and the office fit-out throughout the Kambalda Concentrator Admin buildings.
The Local Buying Program provides a comprehensive list of registered businesses for BHP Buyers to consider, and saves time by eliminating the need to create Purchase Requisitions in SAP. It also facilitates the connection and engagement between BHP and local suppliers like Office National. This greatly increases local work opportunities and helps to build a business presence with BHP. By supporting local businesses, BHP is ensuring a strong, wide-ranging, and resilient local supply chain that improves purchasing options and reduces downtime caused by unreliable freight services.
“I would highly recommend to other local businesses to register on the LBP platform. The program has the right intentions for small business and the community. The process is so simple and user friendly. Great support and fast payment.” Mairia Te Are – Team Leader, Office National, Kalgoorlie.