Cost Change and Procurement Authority
Firstly this goes through Electronic approval from an approver, of which the grade is dependent on the scale of the cost or change. As a pre-requisite the buyer must fill in several logs which are used for tracking / reporting, these logs typically take around 10 minutes to fill in per part. In addition to the logs four excel forms which track impact need to be created for approval.
Once the E-signatures are completed the buyer must then go and update one of two third party SAP instances with the new values and update the scheduling agreement to be sent to the supplier.