PURCHASE ORDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS (2011) Rev. N/C
PACKING AND SHIPPING. Supplier shall prepare and package product for Associated Industries (Associated) to prevent damage and deterioration during shipping.
SHIPMENT/DELIVERY. Shipments or deliveries, as specified in an Associated Purchase Order, shall be in accordance with the specified quantities and due dates. It is requested that the supplier notify Associated of any anticipated or actual delay.
SUBCONTRACTING/APPROVED SUPPLIERS. Any Associated supplier may purchase products from another supplier if approved by Associated. Associated must be assured of the same rights and protection as contained in the Right of Access clause (see next paragraph). All applicable requirements in the Purchase Order must flow down to the sub-tier suppliers.
RIGHT OF ACCESS. Supplier shall allow Associated representatives, their customers, and regulatory agencies right of access into all facilities in the supply chain involved with the product being purchased to determine and verify product, records, personnel, material, procedures and systems, as applicable.
QUALITY. Supplier shall provide and maintain an inspection/verification system which will assure that all delivered products conform to Purchase Order requirements. Supplier shall maintain controls and perform all inspections and tests required to substantiate product conformance to requirements.
INSPECTION AND TEST EQUIPMENT. When applicable, supplier shall maintain inspection and test equipment to ensure calibration traceable to a known national or international standard. Calibration records must be maintained and made accessible to Associated, if required.
FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE. Supplier shall control/prevent foreign object damage or contamination during manufacture, assembly, inspection and/or shipment.
RECORDS. The supplier shall maintain records of work performed for Associated. Records shall include the certificate provided to Associated as well as all records that substantiate the certificate. These records shall be maintained in any format for a minimum of seven (7) years.
SHELF-LIFE PRODUCTS. Supplier will provide Associated with product that is no less that 75% of its shelf-life remaining.
CERTIFICATIONS. Supplier must ensure that individual parameters within a given specification have been met. Certifications must reflect that all applicable specifications called for have been met. Test reports are to be provided when required on the Purchase Order from Associated.
COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS. Supplier is required to ensure that they will prevent the shipment of counterfeit/suspect unapproved products to Associated.
CHANGES. Any change(s) in product definition or to any part of an order from Associated is to be approved by Associated management prior to being put into place. This change must be in writing via fax or email.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Associated Industries Inc.