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Online Resources:

Purchase order -- Description of a purchase order, information included on the form, and why it is used. A purchase order is the same as a request for purchase.
Microsoft Office Templates page -- Download templates for purchase orders from Microsoft Excel.
Purchase Order from -- Description of a purchase order and downloadable form from, the daily resource for entrepreneurs.

Books Available at Mooresville Public Library:

Business Forms on File -- Spiral bound reference book of business forms published by Facts on File. REF 374 BUS

Books for Purchase:

Purchase Order Management Best Practices: Process, Technology, and Change Management, by Ehap H. Sabri, Arun Gupta, and Michael Beitler. (Available at

Book Description
In today's competitive business climate, companies with effective procurement strategies are beginning to separate themselves from the competition. Successful purchase order management (POM) is now a critical core competency and organizations in all industries have started investigating tools and techniques to help them succeed.

Purchase Order Management Best Practices brings together the field's latest advances and gives business professionals a comprehensive framework for lowering costs, improving efficiency, eliminating non-value added activities, and optimizing the transformation program for the POM process. It offers practical, proven tactics and detailed guidance into every aspect of POM process redesign: mapping the existing process, intelligently leveraging new technologies, building a strategy for strengthening the relationship with suppliers, identifying comprehensive related metrics, and industry success stories and lessons learned.

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