What is purchase order

Last updated: 2024-04-04

Purchase order a commercial document issued by a company to a vendor or supplier. It includes type, quantity and agreed price for product or services required. 

Purchase order is created as follow ups to approved:

  • Internal employee request
  • Planned maintenance activity 
  • Inspections or audits
  • Sales order

Authorization to issue purchase order depending on the type of business. Trigger requests can be submitted by any one of employee. Once purchase request is reviewed and approved by authorised manager, an official work order to complete the job is issued.