Entries by Jeremy Blackford

Can Safety be bought in Mining Services Contracts? Beware the Cobra Effect

Mining safety has come a long way in Australia and now is at a point where the safety cultures of some of the Australian miners are considered leading practice in the world. As mining operators continue to improve productivity and reduce their bottom line, mining services providers remain paramount for delivering business outcomes. One common question we […]

Event 27 Oct: Fraud in Procurement (Remember Joel Barlow?)

Last week I was discussing fraud and corruption in business in Australia with a friend who works in Kordamentha’s Forensic division.  I was staggered to find out that even in today’s world with systems with checks and balances, most businesses over $1B in revenue lose almost 10% of that amount ($100M) each year to theft. […]

Would you pay $20k for Brent “Boomer” Harvey?

The team at Acquire Procurement Services recently attended the Harvard Law School Negotiation and Leadership Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Run by a consortium based at Harvard University, the program examined core decision-making challenges, analysed complex negotiation scenarios, and provided a range of competitive and cooperative negotiation strategies to be used in both private and public negotiation environments.

Travelling to the Source of the World’s Top Negotiators

The team at Acquire Procurement Services attended the Harvard Law School Negotiation and Leadership Program in Boston, Massachusetts last month. Run by a consortium based in Harvard University, the programme was designed to accelerate participant’s negotiation and leadership capabilities. It examined core decision-making challenges, analysed complex negotiation scenarios, and provided a range of competitive and cooperative […]