A new initiative from the Fonterra Australia Suppliers’ Council to give our suppliers a night off‐farm in Melbourne to learn more about Fonterra and to meet and interact with some fellow suppliers.
Open to all suppliers (and partners) interested in learning about:
The Australian business and how key decisions are made
Retail opportunities and dynamic, including consumer, foodservice and export markets
The value of a litre of milk and by-product management
The key elements of the supply chain - from tanker collection to cheese exports to Japan
Applications for the 2022 Program are open now and will close on 15 July.
Download an application form here
Who is running this program?
The program is being hosted by FASC, with all the keynote presenters from Fonterra.
What is the aim of the program?
The goal is to help develop a more informed and engaged farmer base.
By providing relevant learning opportunities we hope to build farmer knowledge and help you get a deeper understanding and appreciation of, and connection to, the Fonterra Australia business.
When is it happening?
This year's program will be based out of Melbourne (Amora Hotel in Richmond), running from lunch on Tuesday 6 September until lunch on Wednesday 7 September.
Who is it designed for?
This program is for farmer suppliers or senior managers at corporate farms. We invite you to also bring your partner along if they are interested in the program.
What does the course entail?
It will run over two half‐days with speakers covering relevant topics on Fonterra Australia’s business operations, who the key decision makers are and what processes are in place to maximise the value of the milk you supply.
What is the format of each half day?
Each half day will include lunch (and afternoon / morning tea) and approximately four speakers interacting with you for approximately 45 minutes each. There will be a group dinner in the evening.
What is the cost?
All costs including accommodation and main meals will be covered for you by FASC.
Victorian participants will be expected to make their own way to / from Melbourne. Flights and transfers will be covered for Tasmanian participants.
How do you apply?
Download the application form from the FASC website www.supplierscouncil.com.au, or speak to your local FASC representative or Farm Source Area Manager.
An example of the planned sessions and content is below:
These will be interactive sessions with lots of chances for Q&A with the presenters.
|Session Topic||Key Objective||Content Covered|
|Fonterra Aust Suppliers' Council||Understand the role of FASC||
|Fonterra Australia||Understand the Australian business||
|Fonterra and the Farmer||Understand the partnership model||
|Consumer||Understand the retail opportunity and dynamic||
|Business to Business (B2B)||Understand the out-of-home market||
|Sales & Operational Planning||Appreciate the complexity of decision making||
|Stream Returns||Understand the value of a litre of milk||
|Supply Chain||Understand the elements of our supply chain||