Sydney Water is seeking input from its suppliers to help simplify its supply chain by reviewing the way it contracts for goods and services.

Suppliers and potential suppliers can get involved via online discussions on a range of topics  from simplifying supply chain management, leveraging the value train, trends and best practice in planning, project management, construction, maintenance, waste, resources and facilities management.

The first phase is an online feedback forum. 

Sydney Water’s Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Jones, said Sydney Water’s focus is on driving better customer outcomes and suppliers can have their say until 30 June 2018.

“Sydney continues to grow, and we’re working hard to plan and deliver services for our customers to meet that growth. At the same time, we are focusing on providing the best possible value, so we want to work hand in hand with community, government and industry to do this,” Mr Jones said.

Mr Jones said suppliers could help to design a procurement process that is simpler and more efficient and responsive to change.

”We want frank and honest feedback so we can improve our procurement strategy, making it easier for our suppliers and our team, and benefiting our customers by increasing efficiency and improving the service we provide them.”

The first phase is an online feedback forum. You can get involved in the discussions by registering in a two-step process via SAP Ariba and Sydney Water Talk (Make sure you select “Yes” to the question on whether you’re a supplier – the forum is a closed group so you need to do so to register).

As part of the feedback process, suppliers can provide feedback on planning; design; project management, construction and planned civil maintenance; operational maintenance; by-product and resource management; and facilities management and delivery.

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