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Terms and conditions of a contract/purchase order

Q: How to get my suppliers to respect the agreed terms and conditions of our contract/purchase order?

A: Contracts are signed in front of a group. Loss of face for breaking one’s word is often more effective than fear of legal repercussions.

Some buyers have a general contract in place with the supplier under which various purchase orders are placed. I do it the other way around and each time I place the PO, I have the contract attached and signed off at the same time. My contract defines the relationship in terms of dealing with Intellectual Property, penalty for late orders and such.

Perhaps the most important thing I do is to make the contract bi-lingual and easy to understand. Getting my suppliers to understand and agree in person to a set of concepts is much more effective than giving them a 40 page document in US legal-speak that doesn’t even get translated by the supplier, let alone reviewed and understood.

I also suggest considering your volume when you select a supplier. I have found if you are a small buyer for a big supplier, your terms and conditions may not be as respected as you would like. I think the sweet spot is to make up about 20-35% of a factory’s output.

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Sharline is the founder of LeelineSourcing.com. With 10 years of experience sourcing in China, She loves to share knowledge and ideas in sourcing bussiness.She writes only the truths which others are normally not willing to tell. This makes her posts distinguishable from other import & export articles.

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