The first people activity is the commodity evaluation, which requires a commodity manager to review the update. If the commodity manager accepts it, the update 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 update and notifies the supplier. At any stage, a manager can reject or send back the update.
The following table summarizes the people activities within the process, the required role, and the possible actions: