BSC/Fonterra Supplier Forum

The establishment of the Supplier Forum in 2009 furthers Bonlac Supply Company and Fonterra Australia’s commitment to our farmer suppliers. BSC and Fonterra Australia believes that having a sustainable, committed and viable supplier base is an essential part of building a strong company.

☞ Supplier Forum Applications  ☞ Supplier Forum Handbook

 

The Aim of the Supplier Forum:

  • Provides a structure that builds on existing organisations
  • Facilitates the inclusion of suppliers from all regions
  • Fosters the level of understanding between all of our farmer suppliers and the company

Forum Objectives:

  • To provide two-way consultation between BSC, Fonterra Australia and its milk suppliers
  • To provide input into wider business and industry issues
  • To provide leadership in contributing to an industry-leading value proposition for farmers

This to be carried out by:

  • Providing communication between the company and our supplier base
  • Providing a shared knowledge of company direction
  • Providing leadership in increasing the loyalty and commitment of suppliers
  • Improving the responsiveness and understanding of company management

A DELEGATE’S ROLE

BSC / FONTERRA AUSTRALIA SUPPLIER FORUM STRUCTURE

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

The Supplier Forum will be made up of Delegates who will concentrate on milk supply and supplier issues. As a reference group they will play a vital part in helping the BSC Board and Fonterra Australia’s management, staff and suppliers grow in their understanding of themselves and the business with which they are involved.

Through their involvement, Delegates will develop their own industry knowledge and leadership skills.

The Supplier Forum will not be involved in price negotiations or operational issues. It will also not be a platform for special interest groups.

The Supplier Forum will be an important part of BSC and Fonterra Australia’s constant two-way communication with its entire supplier base in Australia.

 

ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR

The Chair of the Supplier Forum will be appointed by the Board of BSC.

 

ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF DELEGATES

Delegates must exclusively be a supplier of milk to Fonterra Australia with appropriate trading arrangements. This includes sharefarmers, family members, or farm managers, endorsed by the farm owners.

 

NOMINATIONS, APPLICATIONS, ELECTIONS & SELECTION CRITERIA

Delegates are appointed for a two-year term and are eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. As any two-year term concludes a notice calling for nominations is sent to suppliers within the region. Delegates concluding their two-year term and seeking re-election are required to re-apply. Delegates may apply for a maximum of two terms. Selection criteria to be used are:

  • Industry involvement and understanding
  • Ability to represent views of suppliers
  • Focus on the future
  • Team player
  • Leadership potential
  • Qualifications and experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of farm profitability

BSC Contact

Bonlac Supply Company Pty Ltd

Level 2, 40 River Boulevard

Richmond

Victoria 3121

Phone: 03 8541 1476