The Supply Chain Facilitation program to assist businesses interact with new or existing markets and improve their supply chain performance.

Supply Chain Facilitation

Supply Chain Facilitation

Supply Chain Facilitation services are tailored to assist and enable eligible Australian small and medium businesses to participate in domestic and global supply chains, generate sustainable business growth and find opportunities to connect and network with their customers.

Supply Chain Facilitation services include activities to:

  • work within a supply chain to find opportunities, improvements and linkages
  • support the entry of eligible businesses into supply chains
  • create and implement a plan which builds and strengthens the business’ capability and skills
  • facilitate connections between an eligible business and customers, both domestically and globally
  • share practical information on specific supply chains with industry via business.gov.au.

 

Background

Supply Chain Facilitation services are part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and reside within Business Management.

Supply Chain Facilitation services (Supplier Improvement Plan and Customer Connections) are tailored around Supply Chain Opportunities. A Supply Chain Opportunity provides a driver to embed a capability or capacity benefit to an EIP eligible business, has the commitment of both the supplying and buying stakeholders within the supply chain, and is either a Tourism business in Northern Australia or within one of the growth sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing;
  • Food and Agribusiness;
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals;
  • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services; and
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources.

 

Objectives

Supply Chain Facilitation offers your business practical ways to:

  • connect with, and supply existing and new markets
  • provide you with project opportunities.

At no cost to your business, a skilled Business Adviser or Business Facilitator will work closely with your suppliers and customers to:

  • strengthen your supply chain
  • improve your ability to access new markets.

 

Support & Funding

Supply Chain Facilitation services are delivered through three distinct client services, namely:

  • Information Services
  • Customer Connections
  • Supplier Improvement Plans.

These Supply Chain Facilitation services include activities to:

  • work within a supply chain to find opportunities, improvements and linkages
  • support the entry of eligible businesses into new supply chains and markets
  • find and assess gaps in the business and connect this information with the supply chain opportunity
  • create and implement a plan, which builds and strengthens the business’ capability and skills
  • build connections between an eligible business and customers, both domestically and globally
  • share practical information on specific supply chains with industry.

Your business can expect:

  • a custom action plan with strategies for your businesses’ specific market or supply chain
  • training to help you to prepare for introductions to buyers
  • to join in supply chain forums and attend networking events and training.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Supply Chain Facilitation program, a business must be:

  • a for-profit company operating in Australia
  • non tax-exempt
  • registered for GST and
  • a company with trading activities that are the majority of its overall activities.

Information Services

No eligibility criteria apply for Information Services.

Customer Connections and Supplier Improvement Plan

To attend Customer Connections events and/or receive a Supplier Improvement Plan, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be solvent
  • be operating in one or more of the Growth Sectors which are:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
    • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, or
  • provide Enabling Technologies and Services to one or more of the Growth Sectors, or
  • have the skills, ability, expertise or intellectual property to work in or with one or more of the Growth Sectors in the future.
  • have filed Business Activity Statements in Australia showing ongoing trading in at least three successive years
  • have an annual turnover (or operating expenditure) within the current, or one of the last two financial years:
    • Between $1.5 million and $100 million or
    • Between $750,000 and $100 million for applicants from Remote Australia or Northern Australia.
  • have completed, received, or be engaged in a Business Evaluation, Supplier Improvement Plan, Growth Plan, Business Review Report, Continuous Improvement Report, Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plan or an equivalent service (Customer Connections only) or
  • did not receive a Supplier Improvement Plan or Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plan in the last five years (Supplier Improvement Plan only).

Even if you do not meet eligibility, you can still register for information service events held throughout the year.

 

Timing

Supply Chain Facilitation applications are on an ongoing basis.

 

More Information

  • Source
  • Supply Chain Facilitation Information Guide
  • Supply Chain Facilitation FAQs