Masterton Homes Selected for Inclusion in Top Business Publication, Australia's Best

Bean Media Group, publishers of the impressive series of business magazines, Australia's Best, have confirmed that Gary Mercer, Purchasing Expert at Masterton Homes, has been selected for an exclusive interview in the latest Building, Construction and Mining publication.

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Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) March 20, 2009

Every supplier dealing with Masterton must undergo stringent reference checks. This ensures the best possible craftsmanship goes into the building of their homes and allows the company to offer a structural guarantee on every home that is built.

Some of the most important aspects that Masteron takes into consideration when assessing their suppliers are quality of goods, supply reliability, competitive and consistent pricing and what 'value adds' the supplier can offer.

Masterton also have specific techniques in place to ensure an efficient supply chain at all times such as having historical data on performance and pricing consistency and agreed relevant KPI's between Masterton and the supplier.

"I feel the relationship with our key suppliers and subcontractors is based on a mutual respect for eachother's business goals and the difficulties we all face in a very volatile building environment." -Garry Mercer

"Efficient supply chain management is essential to Masterton due to the fact that there are a myriad of trades that have to cohesively follow each other throughout the construction cycle," explains Garry.

"If efficient supply is not achieved, the down time on site, plus rescheduling trades to postpone and come back becomes very expensive due in part to contractors working primarily on hourly rates as opposed unit costs. Efficient supply management helps with the contractual obligations to our client and negates liquidated damages claims and increases our dollars per day yield on site, which improves cash flow and takes some pressure off holding costs."

Masterton have a history of being commercially loyal to suppliers and a reputation for not just seeking the cheapest price available. Masterton chose commit to a supplier and form a partnership.

"I feel the relationship with our key suppliers and subcontractors is based on a mutual respect for eachother's business goals and the difficulties we all face in a very volatile building environment," says Garry. "This coupled with open and honest dialogue helps both parties understand their relevant business aspirations."

The feature that went to press in Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining can be downloaded here: http://beanmedia.com.au/profiles/Masterton.pdf

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