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VWR Becomes an EDI Supplier - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Purchasing Services is pleased to announce a change to the purchase order and purchase order invoice transmission processes for VWR International, LLC, a University preferred contract and Penn Marketplace participating supplier.

Effective Monday, May 23, 2016, all VWR International, LLC purchase orders and purchase order invoices will be transmitted electronically via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

If you order from VWR International, LLC, and require special shipping/handling instructions, please use the special "EDI Notes to Supplier" instructions to create an additional requisition line using the Non-Catalog Item in the Penn Marketplace. For the supplier to act upon the special instructions you will need to start the description with the letters "ZZZ"(for example - "Please ship all items together "), the UOM (unit of measure) is defaulted to "Each". It is also a "best practice" to contact the supplier's customer service rep and advise them of such special instructions and reference the approved purchase order number.

Please do not use this process to request a "rush order" as the extra line of notes to the supplier will cause a slight delay in the supplier processing the order. Do not use the "Notes to Supplier" field for EDI Suppliers in BEN Buys.

Please direct all questions regarding this new electronic trading partner relationship to Purchasing Services.