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?