In developing guidance to staff undertaking routine tasks, it is common to have a hierarchy of policy, processes, procedures and work instructions. A work instruction is the lowest level description in the hierarchy, and describes how to perform a specific task, such as adding the supplier’s contact details to the vendor file. Policy documents state the high-level principles that underpin a broad area of activity, such as a sourcing. Processes referred to a set of relevant activities that transform inputs into outputs. An example might be the process for supplier appraisal. Procedures outline how to perform a process in terms of who performs which action, in what sequence, and to what standard. A second example could be the procedure for adding a supplier to the supply base.« Back to Glossary Index
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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.