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.
In this early representation, we used the metaphor of a vending machine for products and services.
Chicken or egg? Does the process begin with ‘stocked’ items or unexpected requests?
Requests are initiated for strategic, expected, or unexpected reasons.
The final delivery sequence between steps 6, 7, and 8 needed further clarification
The final version is a build of steps ready for copyediting tweaks in PowerPoint