Metal Fabricating Glossary

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purchase order



  1. A procurement contract which requests specific materials from a supplier. It includes a detailed description of the items requested, the quantity of items, an order number, the date the order was placed, the date the order is needed, delivery address, delivery instructions, and the current price. When the items are delivered, the purchase order can be compared to the bill of lading to determine if what was sent matches what was ordered.

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