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Purchase Order

A Purchase Order is a commercial document issued by the Buying Party to the Supplying Party, representing a legally binding* offer to buy products or services in return for payment. The document typically includes Buyer, Seller, product or service, quantity, price and terms and conditions. Optionally Purchase Orders may also include: Product quality or grade, Time and place, Other delivery terms and conditions and/or Payment terms and conditions.

Alternative names for Purchase Order include: Mail Order. The electronic formats for Purchase Order include: EDI 850 and ORDERS

Notes

A Purchase Order is one of the documents exchanged between Buyer and Seller for order fulfillment:

  1. Purchase Order
  2. Order Acknowledgment
  3. Order Confirmation
  4. Advance Shipment Notice
  5. Freight Status Update(s)
  6. Proof Of Delivery
  7. Invoice

The sequence of these messages may differ by industry and/or supply chain configuration.

*) The information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Source-to-Pay

Hierarchy

IDNameLevelx
T-DOCTrade Documents0T-DOC
POPurchase Order1PO

Process(es)

IDNameLevelx
S1Source-to-Replenish2S1
S101Create Schedule3S101
S201Create Order3S201
S303Create Order3S303

Term(s)

IDNameClearx
850EDI 850 Purchase Order850
ORDERSEDIFACT Purchase Order (ORDERS)ORDERS
OrderOrderOrder
REQRequisitionREQ
S2PSource-to-PayS2P
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