Mills Fleet Farm EDI Purchase Order Basic Information and Supplier Requirements
Mills Fleet Farm EDI Purchase Order is a form through which Mills Fleet Farm purchases merchandise. Mills Fleet Farm EDI Purchase Order is created by MFF supply and fulfillment analysts and is transmitted via EDI or non-EDI (hard copy) to the supplier.
Mills Fleet Farm expects all items and quantities on EDI purchase orders to ship between the Requested Ship Date & Cancel Date. If the supplier is unable to ship the purchase order in full between the Requested Ship Date & Cancel Date they must contact their respective analyst and receive written email approval to revise the dates, items, or quantities on the purchase order.
If the supplier would like to ship items before the Requested Ship Date they must contact their analyst and receive written email approval to ship items before the Requested Ship Date.
Example of EDI Purchase Order Dates & Expectations:
Supplier receives purchase order with a Requested Ship Date of 8/17/2017 and Cancel Date of 8/20/2017. All items and quantities are expected to ship within this window. Items and quantities that do not ship within this window are subject to cancellation.
Purchase Orders are created with a Requested Ship Date that reflects the suppliers lead time. Lead time is defined as the time between when the purchase order is received by the supplier and when the supplier has the purchase order ready to ship. The Cancel Date will default to be 3 days after the Requested Ship Date to give the supplier a window in which to ship all product. If the supplier believes the lead time is unattainable they must reach out to their analyst to have further discussion.
Pickup Lead Times
Mills Fleet Farm will require the supplier to provide a pickup lead time. Pickup Lead Time is defined as the transit time from when the product leaves the suppliers dock to when the product arrives at Mills Fleet Farm distribution center(s) or store locations.
Lead Time & Pickup Lead Time help provide locations with Expected Arrival Dates. Mills Fleet Farm expects that this update will provide more clarification and understanding around Mills Fleet Farm Purchase Orders and allow to better serve the customers.