The first people activity is the commodity evaluation, which requires a commodity manager to review the application. If the commodity manager accepts it, the application moves on to a credit evaluation and then a contract evaluation. The last approval step is a risk evaluation. If the compliance manager believes the risk is acceptable, the manager approves the application and notifies the supplier. At any stage, a manager can reject the application.
The following table summarizes the people activities within the process, the required role, and the possible actions: