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Sanmina offers a secure portal capability that provides collaboration and end-to-end functionality, supporting the entire value chain as an integral partner in our customers’ manufacturing operations. Our goal is to streamline operations by offering tools for our valued partners to collaborate with Sanmina either through direct B2B connections or by access to information and functionality through this secure portal.

Some of the web-based functionality we offer includes:

Electronic Invoicing with Suppliers

As part of our overall business process improvement strategy, we are seeking to drive greater automation and efficiency in our overall Procure-to-Pay process. The goal is to increase electronic supplier collaboration and stronger supplier relationships. One of the first key areas of focus is to automate the payables process and, as part of our business process change, we will be phasing out paper invoices. We strongly believe that the adoption of electronic invoicing will prove mutually beneficial, as this is a proven and growing solution adopted by many leading companies today.

e-Invoicing with OB10 Network

For suppliers who issue manual invoices at present, we actively encourage you to issue electronic invoicing via the OB10 Network.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Reduction in the time it takes to get your invoices to Sanmina
  • Immediate notification of issues in submitting your invoice. This provides an opportunity for proactive resolution of problems and avoids costly follow-up
  • Facilitates an improvement in payment times as correct invoices are registered in our accounts payable system without delay
  • No hardware or software for you to install
  • Submission of your invoices in any data format you choose, as agreed with our chosen partner, OB10

In the event that you are not already a member of the OB10 network, once you are established on the network, you will be able to use OB10 to send electronic invoices to Sanmina, and other customers who also receive their invoices through OB10. It is our experience that the costs you will save by eliminating the paper invoice process will more than offset fees associated with using OB10.

Traditional EDI Invoicing

Suppliers who currently electronically invoice Sanmina via traditional EDI, should continue to do so. There is no requirement to change and we continue to welcome these transactions.

Sanmina Connex

Our portal provides many powerful features for real-time business collaboration over the web. Partners can easily view and exchange documents and reports, receive notifications, conduct online discussions and more. Each partner can be set up with a project personalized to suit their business relationship.

Sanmina Supplier Portal

Sanmina Order Management, Supplier Managed Inventory (SMI), Consigned Inventory (VCI), and Release to Forecast (RTF) programs are facilitated through Sanmina’s Partner Connect Supplier Portal. Partner Connect provides many powerful features for real-time business collaboration over the web.

Using Partner Connect, Partners are able to:

  • respond to requests for new purchase orders and/or requests to modify existing purchase orders quickly and easily;
  • receive and commit to forecasts and embedded releases in real time;
  • review real time inventory information for Consigned Inventory programs;
  • view detailed Pull information and provide inventory status.

This comprehensive web-collaboration tool allows non-EDI-capable suppliers to have visibility and respond to dynamic requirements in real-time over the Internet.

EDI standards are supported for customers and suppliers in US-Americas, Europe and Asia. See links below for supplier guidelines. All guidelines are in PDF format.

Purchase Orders

VCI – Vendor Consigned Inventory Program

SMI – Supplier Managed Inventory Program

RTF – Release to Forecast Program

For more information on Sanmina Global Logistics Routing, please call 877-SANMGLO.

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