Soapbox: Taking a leaf out of Amazon's book

9 January 2008

In this week's soapbox, Terry Wilcox, commercial director at Proactis, writes:

"By putting organisation-wide controls in place, purchasers' time will be freed up for more strategic, value-add activity, such as contract negotiation and supplier relationship management.

Meanwhile, end users will be able to use procurement to their advantage, purchasing the goods and services they need to perform their own roles as easily as they purchase a book from Amazon, but without the fear of overstepping corporate policies.

Are there any "real-world" purchasing processes that you would like to see introduced to make the procurement process easier for non-buyers?

Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
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