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How do I create a supplier expectation document?

Answered by Suzanne Morgan, founder, Print Buyers

I really like the idea of creating and using a supplier expectation sheet, but I don't know where to begin creating my own. Do you have a sample that you could share?

C. G.

We have a great sample form on the e-community that should help you get started. The article is called Print Standards. This sample form provides suggestions on topics that should be discussed with both prospective and current suppliers, such as:

  • overruns/underruns
  • how to properly submit invoices
  • requirements for job samples
  • return of prepatory materials
  • use of subcontractors

You can customize PBO’s Print Standards form to help you document both expectations and critical details. To view the article,

Remember, this form is just a start. You may also want to add a confidentiality clause, expectations for product quality, etc.

I hope this helps.


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