procurement visual

Corporate procurement visualization

As a company grows larger, the purchasing function becomes more complex and important. The goal is to efficiently buy materials and services to eliminate wasteful spending and improve the supply chain. The following series shows the evolution of our visual representation of procurement used in an SAP software implementation.

Procurement sketch

In this early representation, we used the metaphor of a vending machine for products and services.

procurement sketch v2

Chicken or egg? Does the process begin with ‘stocked’ items or unexpected requests?

procurement sketch v3

Requests are initiated for strategic, expected, or unexpected reasons.

procurement sketch

The final delivery sequence between steps 6, 7, and 8 needed further clarification

Procurement story

The final version is a build of steps ready for copyediting tweaks in PowerPoint