Unlocking success: top resources for procurement & supply chain professionals in key sectors

Felix   |   March 13, 2024

Embarking on a successful procurement and supply chain journey in industries as diverse as construction, infrastructure, mining/resources, energy and utilities requires access to the right tools, knowledge, and networks.

In this blog post, we've curated the top resources tailored specifically for professionals navigating the unique challenges and opportunities within these sectors. Whether you're seeking industry associations, peak bodies, podcasts, or online publications, this curated list is your roadmap to staying informed, connected, and empowered in your procurement and supply chain endeavours.

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General procurement and supply chain publications

ESG resources

Industry-specific publications

Professional certification bodies

Industry bodies/associations

Industry events/conferences



General procurement and supply chain publications

 Supply Chain Management Review 

Following a similar model to the Harvard Business Review, SCMR primarily publishes columns and features contributed by business school professors, supply chain management practitioners and industry analysts. Topics including sourcing and procurement, software and technology, transportation and logistics, supply chain education, and other topics relating to the supply chain. SCMR also publishes numerous case studies featuring companies such as Wal-Mart, Motorola, IBM and Pfizer.



Procurement Magazine

Provides news, analysis, and best practices for procurement professionals worldwide. See what peers are doing through case studies, interviews, events and reports from the industry.




A go-to source for procurement professionals, Procurious offers inspiration, career advice, industry news, and best practices through various resources like articles, webinars, and podcasts. They also have an online social community for networking.



Procurement and Supply Australasia (PASA) 
PASA is the go-to for procurement and supply professionals in Australia and New Zealand. They offer education, events, and networking to help professionals grow their expertise.



ESG resources

Green Review

With a focus on the energy, resources and construction sectors, Green Review keeps readers informed with current news and in-depth reports. Green Review generates news from around Australia and around the world through informed comment from business, government, research institutes and university sources.



Supply Chain Sustainability School

Launched in 2012, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is a free virtual learning platform around sustainability, with the aim to upskill those working within, or aspiring to work within, the built environment sector.



Industry-specific publications 



Resources Review

Resources Review is a quality magazine with a focus on the mining industry while giving brief insight into other resources sectors as well, offering in-depth stories from Australia and the world. The exclusivity of the publication lays in the content which includes prominent national and international industry news, government policies, topical features, projects in progress, company overviews and recent accomplishments in the industry.



Australian Mining

Founded in 1908, Australian Mining is a subscription-based news service produced exclusively for those working in the Australian mining sector. The publication regularly engages with key influencers to provide compelling, topical content on issues and current trends that matter most to the local mining industry.



Mining Magazine

Mining Magazine offers in-depth, technical insight into all operational aspects of mining. 



Mining Journal

Mining Journal is the paramount global publication dedicated to mining investments and business affairs. 



Australia's Mining Monthly (AMM)

AMM stands as the premier source of news, analysis, and in-depth insights for professionals navigating the complex landscape of the mining, equipment, technology, and services (METS) sector, along with associated industries.



Australian Mining Review

A monthly feature-based publication providing news on issues affecting the industry.




Mining news and in-depth feature articles on the latest mining company deals and projects covering trends in mineral exploration with up to date data on the most mined metal and mineral commodities.





Project News

Your one-stop-shop for the latest news regarding construction/infrastructure projects across Australia and more.




Covers construction projects, industry news, and developments across Australia.




Provides news, articles, and insights on architecture, construction, engineering, and property development.



Inside Construction

Inside Construction is a subscription-based news service produced exclusively for those working in the Australian construction sector. Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the civil engineering and commercial construction industries. 



Infrastructure Magazine

Focuses on news, projects, technology, and trends in Australia's infrastructure and construction sectors.




Claims to be a leading resource within the Roads, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering professions in local and state government sectors, as well as consultants and contractors within the private sector. The magazine is also read by Civil Engineers and Infrastructure Specialists across Australia, who are involved in decisions about plant hire, workplace safety, streetscapes, lighting, road maintenance and wastewater.





Power Technology

Power industry news, data and in-depth articles on the global trends driving power generation, renewables and innovation



Utility magazine

Utility is the title of choice for decision makers at all levels of water and energy utilities, as well as other major players like consulting engineers and first-tier contractors.



Energy Magazine

A thought-leading publication with a global reach, focusing on the critical questions facing the energy industry, including policy, technology, and challenges.



Professional certification bodies

CIPS - The Global Institute of Procurement & Supply

Offers resources, training, and qualifications for procurement professionals around the world.



Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

ISM is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organisation worldwide. They offer the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation, which is a globally recognised credential.



Australian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI)

ASCI is a member-based professional community that offers career growth opportunities through a comprehensive Continued Professional Development (CPD) program. It provides formal recognition and accreditation for supply chain professionals in Australia.



Industry bodies/associations


Australian Constructors Association (ACA)
ACA is the peak body representing leading construction companies in Australia, advocating for their interests and promoting best practices in safety, quality, and sustainability. Established in 1953, the ACA shapes government policy, fosters industry collaboration, and provides valuable resources and training to its members, aiming to create a thriving construction sector that delivers high-performing assets and services for Australian communities.



Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF)

Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the meeting place for leaders of the construction industry in Australia. ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies.



Civil Contractors Federation (CCF)

The peak national body representing Australia's civil construction industry, advocating for its interests and supporting its members in various aspects of their operations.



Roads Australia

Roads Australia brings industry, government and communities together to lead the evolution of Australia’s roads, integrated transport and mobility networks.



Lean Construction Institute

LCI is a membership-based organisation, bringing together various stakeholders in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, including designers, constructors, trade partners, and owners. LCI offers two professional certifications, valued by owners and employers in the construction industry, signifying a professional's commitment to improving project delivery through Lean methodologies.


P.S. We hosted a webinar with the Chair of Lean Construction ANZ. Watch it here.


Master Builders Association (MBA)

MBA is the nation’s peak building and construction industry association, and is the only industry association that represents all three sectors of the industry – residential, commercial and engineering/civil construction.



Property Council of Australia

The Property Council represents the interests of property owners, developers, investors, and professionals in the property sector. It covers a wide range of property types, including commercial, residential, retail, and industrial.



Australian Institute of Building

The AIB is the leading institute for building and construction professionals, acknowledged for its ability to bring individuals together who share a common interest in improving the standing of the building profession and their career within Australia and overseas.



Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA)

ISCA is a member-based, not-for-profit industry council focused on advancing sustainability in Australia’s infrastructure. It brings together public and private stakeholders to promote sustainable practices and drive positive change



Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC)

ASBEC is the peak body of key organisations committed to a sustainable, productive, resilient built environment in Australia.



Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), founded in 2002, works to make Australian buildings and communities more sustainable. They rate buildings, educate the industry, advocate for change, and collaborate for a sustainable future.



World Green Building Council (WGBC)

A global organization leading the transformation of the building and construction industry towards a sustainable future. WGBC promotes green building practices through advocacy, education, and certification programs.



The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

CIOB is the leading professional body for construction management and leadership worldwide. It promotes excellence in the management of the built environment and offers qualifications, training, and resources for construction professionals.




Minerals Council of Australia

Minerals Council of Australia is the leading advocate for Australia’s minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness.



Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)
AMEC is the peak national body representing Australia's mineral exploration and mining industry. With over 500 members, AMEC advocates for the interests of explorers, miners, and related service providers. Their mission is to promote the industry to governments and communities, highlighting its economic contribution and seeking supportive policies for continued growth.



International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ICMM is an international organization representing leading mining and metals companies. It promotes sustainable development practices and responsible mining globally.




Austmine is the leading not-for-profit industry association for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector.



Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)

AusIMM is the peak body and trusted voice for people working in the resources sector. We shape careers, showcase leadership, create communities and uphold industry standards. Representing a global community from 100 countries, we are committed to supporting people working in all aspects of the mining industry.




Energy Procurement Supply Association (EPSA)

The Energy Procurement Supply Association (EPSA) is an Asia Pacific not-for-profit association that is made up of energy industry procurement and supply professionals. 



Energy Networks Australia (ENA)

The national voice for Australia's electricity and gas networks, representing distributors and transmission companies across the country.



Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

Represents Australia's oil and gas exploration and production industry, advocating for its interests and contributions to the national economy.



Clean Energy Council (CEC)

The peak body representing Australia's clean energy sector, advocating for the development and adoption of renewable energy and clean technologies.



Australian Energy Council (AEC)

EC is the peak energy industry body in Australia, representing major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses, advocating for sustainable energy policies and practices



Australian Industry Greenhouse Network (AIGN)

AIGN functions as a collaborative forum for various industry associations and individual businessesengaged in the climate change discussion. They contribute to policy discussions, share information, and advocate for joint industry action towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050.



Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)

APGA is the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure.



Industry events/conferences



ProcureTECH is the largest independent conference in the Australia-New Zealand region that is specifically focussed on eProcurement technologies that directly enable and assist procurement function.



Procurement Leaders – World Procurement Congress

The World Procurement Congress remains the must attend event that provides inspiration through content, networking and social interaction for business leaders who have a string desire to help progress the function, develop future leaders and create sustainable growth for all.



ESG Procurement Conference

The ESG Procurement Conference is Australia’s premier ESG procurement event that has a sharp focus on how to successfully implement and execute ESG initiatives. The event goes far beyond mere strategy and theory. Attendees will walk away with the practical skills, essential tools, and actionable processes needed to meet ESG, procurement and business goals.



Digital Procurement World (DPW)

The most influential tech event in procurement and supply chain. DPW Amsterdam accelerates innovation and impact by connecting startups, tech leaders, mid-market and large enterprises, and investors responding to the world's biggest challenges.




Sustainability Leaders Summit

The Sustainability Leaders Summit brings together over 300 of the nation’s leading corporate sustainability executives to delve deeply into the challenges and opportunities behind the ultimate goal of transforming business for the better.

The Summit features an ambitious, outcomes-focused agenda with over 40 frontline perspectives from the highest levels of sustainability practice in Australia. From the macro and micro issues that challenge businesses in their transition to sustainability, to the opportunities that are there for businesses that can take a forward and leadership position, the Summit is an exclusive, executive-level event that will unite the sustainability decision makers from the region’s most influential companies.





The Future of Construction Summit (FCON) is the construction industry’s premier national event focused on creating a more progressive, productive and sustainable construction industry.


P.S. We'll be at FCON 2024 as an exhibitor. Come say hi! Don't forget to purchase tickets at a discounted rate using this code FCON24FEL and link.


Net Zero Construction Summit

The Net Zero Construction Summit will provide a forum for industry leaders to come together to discuss the policies, strategies, materials and technologies necessary to decarbonise the construction of buildings and infrastructure.



Sydney Build Expo

Sydney Build Expo is Australia’s largest construction and design show that sees more than 20,000 registered visitors – from contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers, councils, housebuilders and construction professionals. The event features over 500 inspiring speakers across 12 conference stages including Future of Construction, Architecture & Design, Digital Construction, Sustainability, D&I and more. Sydney Build also presents opportunities for networking and learning through of exhibits and workshops.



Women in Construction Summit

The Women in Construction Summit presents a chance to hear from inspirational and industry-leading women working at the forefront of construction or infrastructure from both the public and private sector. Gain firsthand insights into game-changing new innovations revolutionising the area and what they mean for your organisation and your career. Develop strategies to grow your leadership and project management skills so that you can improve project outcomes and steadily advance your career while benefitting your organisation.

This unique, one-of-a-kind program is tailormade for women in construction or infrastructure who want to bolster their knowledge, hone their skills, advance their careers, and guide their organisation into the future.



Foundations and Frontiers

This is not your typical industry gathering. Modelled on the COP summit and the World Economic Forum, Foundations and Frontiers aims to be the first truly tripartite annual forum for senior industry leaders. It will bring together representatives from across the industry, unions and both state and federal governments while still being truly interactive, with all attendees having the opportunity to contribute and be heard.




Future of Mining

The Future of Mining event will provide the opportunity to reconnect and forge new collaborations with a diverse cross section of the supply chain including Saas, AI, drilling, loading, processing, sustainability, network reach specialists.




The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where the most influential people in the mining industry come together, delivering ideas, inspiration and serving as a meeting ground for industry leaders.

Learn from more than 600+ mining leaders and resource experts throughout seven concurrent conferences with a program covering the entire mining value chain. Attend one of the many networking events or simply catch up with industry colleagues on the 20,000m2 expo show floor featuring 500+ leading companies.



International Future of Mining Conference

The International Future of Mining Conference will explore the transformative technologies, champion innovation and push boundaries of possibility in the mining industry. The conference program will cover topics such as digital transformation, mining in extreme environments, future skills requirements, opportunity exploration, energy innovations and green mining future.




Clean Energy Council - Australian Clean Energy Summit

Connecting, energising, collaborating. Join industry leaders as they shed light on the most pressing topics in clean energy. From finance to securing sustainable supply chains, they’ve got you covered.



All Energy Australia

All Energy Australia is the largest gathering of renewable energy professionals in Australia, offering a premium free-to-attend business to business conference and exhibition.





Art of Procurement 

Through interviews with experts and discussions on real-world scenarios, the show offers practical advice and insights on navigating the complexities of procurement



The Procurement Show

Takes a positive and solution-oriented approach to procurement, focusing on collaboration and building strong supplier relationships. 



The Procuretech Podcast

Explores the role of technology in procurement, featuring interviews with experts and showcasing innovative solutions.



Supply Chain – Unfiltered

In 20-to-30-minutes episodes, discussions cover planning, logistics, procurement, sustainability and social responsibility, all areas of risk, talent management, industry research and topics from the audience.




21st Century Construction

In each episode, dive into unusual and captivating stories highlighting the ingenuity, creativity, and dedication of those who envision, create, and manage the structures surrounding us.



The ConTechCrew

Discusses the latest in construction technology, software, and innovations. Features interviews with industry experts and leaders.



Elevate Construction

Hosted by Jason Schroeder, the podcast provides daily insights for construction professionals. Through interviews with experts and practical advice on various industry topics, the podcast aims to improve the building environment by sharing best practices, innovative techniques, and successful project strategies.



The World's Best Construction Podcast

Hosted by Fred Mills, Liam Marsh, and Luke Bligh, the podcast focuses on news and trends within the construction, engineering, and architecture industries. They often discuss recent video releases from their popular YouTube channels, The B1M and Tomorrow's Build, providing further analysis.



Construction Genius

Interviews with construction executives who share their wisdom and experience on bidding, planning, and building profitable projects.

Topics include leadership, strategic planning, conflict resolution, niche identification, succession planning, talent management, business development, and business growth.




Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

Hosted by Rob Tyson, mining head-hunter and founder and director of Mining International Ltd – specialists in the recruitment of mining professionals across the world. The podcast discusses and educates; talks about industry news, hot topics and company reviews through live interviews with mining professionals and leading figures in the mining industry



Money of Mine

Money of Mine is a podcast focused on Mining in Australia and the people that make the industry great. Developed and hosted by mining professional Matt Michael, Life of Mine podcast evolved by popular demand for an underserved community. Thanks to Matty’s down-to-earth approach, insights and human interest stories, this podcast truly caters to everyone.



On the rocks

Emily King, the Founder of Prospector, geologist, and Chief Innovation Officer for Analog Gold, chats with special guests over a cocktail about the state of the mining industry. Episodes cover the future of the industry - space mining, deep sea mining, artificial intelligence, the state of the market, and adventures exploring mountains at the farthest corners of the globe over each guest's drink of choice (on the rocks).




The Renewable Energy World

By Renewable Energy World, a news provider for the global renewable energy industry, this podcast features interviews with key players and explores current trends and future prospects in renewables. 



Redefining Energy

Two investment bankers weekly explore how tech, finance, markets and regulations are radically redefining the world of energy: Renewable Energy, Electric Cars, Hydrogen, Battery Storage, Digitisation.




Negotiate Anything

While not strictly focused on procurement, this podcast offers valuable negotiation tips highly applicable to procurement professionals. 



The Peggy Smedley Show

Hosted by tech journalist Peggy Smedley, The Peggy Smedley Show offers in-depth conversations with industry leaders on how technology, specifically Internet of Things (IoT) and digital transformation, impacts businesses and sustainability. Aimed at professionals in this interconnected world, the show broadcasts live on Tuesdays and is available as a podcast on major platforms.



Switched On

Conversations about global commodity markets and the disruptive technologies driving the transition to a low-carbon economy. Each week, Dana Perkins sits down with different BloombergNEF (BNEF) analysts to discuss their latest research and unique perspective on the future of energy, transport, agriculture, sustainability and more.




Did we miss anything? Feel free to suggest any site or publication that you think would be valuable to your peers in the comments below. 

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