What is it and why is it required?
A Purchase Order (PO) confirmation is a written confirmation (via e-mail) from a supplier to a Cargill contact (buyer) that the supplier will deliver a specified quantity of materials, or perform a specified service, at a specified price within a specified time. Cargill issues payments based on the terms and transaction values listed on the PO. Suppliers must confirm all the costs which should match to the PO. If there are ANY differences, contact the buyer.
NOTE: Order confirmations are not required for services. In case of any change to this process, suppliers will be duly communicated.
How long does a supplier have to confirm a PO from time of issue?
All purchase orders require written confirmation (via e-mail) within one business day (24 hours) to the Cargill contact listed on the PO. If an order confirmation is not received within 24 hours, follow-up with the supplier will begin until the order confirmation is received.
What needs to be included on a PO confirmation?
- Estimated date when delivery will be received by Cargill plant. (If delivery is Cargill planned transportation, date when material will be available for pickup as well as a pickup number.)
- Description of service or material
- Unit of measure (UOM)
- Any additional costs that are not part of the per unit cost, such as freight, handling, pallets, etc. (If have any questions or need clarification, contact the buyer.)
- Tax amounts
- Delivery terms (Incoterms)
- Ship-from address, also known as the goods supplier address. (You will need to review this address on each purchase order you receive to ensure the address is the correct location that the product is shipping from, as it impacts tax determination.)
- Notification to the PO contact that the material is being shipped from outside the country, if applicable.
Purchase Orders Key Contacts
|When to contact||Who to Contact|
||Your Cargill buyer|
The person requesting the goods/services,
or the name in the “Kind Attn” line