The purchasing process starts with the creation of the Annual Purchasing and Contracts Plan. This is the basic tool for the identification of opportunities for the optimization and consolidation of processes implemented within Cerrejón.
When a request to purchase materials is recorded and approved, we begin the market research that allows us to compile the necessary information to reach the best purchasing decision.
Supplier preselection is carried out based on suggestions from the company department or area making the request, on directories, on specialized magazines, on prior experience in previous processes, and on information sent in by suppliers through the web page.
Based on this research, we pre-select suppliers, whom we then invite to tender for a specific requirement. The reception of proposals and their assessment then serves to determine the supplier for the requested goods or services. The purchase order or master record is then issued to that supplier and sent by mail or by AXIS (electronic delivery of orders). We immediately receive the materials and we carry on with the invoicing process, which ends with payment to the supplier.
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