What is a PO and why is it required?
A Purchase Order (PO) is a formal request or instruction from Cargill to a supplier to supply materials and/or services in specified quantities at a certain point in time and under pre-defined terms and conditions, such as price, payment terms, etc. A PO is a legal document.
Cargill has a No PO No Pay Policy and recommends purchase orders be generated for all materials and services we procure. As a supplier, you can request a written document for each purchasing event. The purchase order should include a PO # that corresponds to the Cargill business (bill to) you’re transacting with. It should also include information about where to submit your invoices. This information is required to be to invoice correctly and receive payment promptly.
NOTE: Please pay attention to any special instructions on your PO. In addition, each PO should clearly state whether and where to submit invoices to Cargill. If your instructions are not clear, please request confirmation from your Cargill contact (buyer) at the time you confirm your PO (see below). For more information about invoicing, click here.
In limited scenarios, Cargill does not require a PO. To review a listing of the PO Exempt categories for North America Suppliers, see Suppliers PO Exemptions.
What to do if you don’t have a PO and require one.
If you have not received a PO or written purchase authorization from Cargill and the material and/or service being requested is not on the Suppliers PO Exemptions listing, we recommend that you contact your Cargill contact (buyer) to confirm the PO #, Attn Line, Cargill bill to, and where your invoices should be submitted.
Purchase Orders Key Contacts
|When to contact||Who to Contact|
||Your Cargill buyer|
||The PO contact listed on your purchase order.|