I am trying to write a policy for our suppliers requiring them to ship our raw ingredients with a minimum shelf-life of 75-80%. I am starting from scratch and would like guidance on terminology and content and maybe an example. Can anyone assist me?
Have you involved your colleagues in purchasing? Commercial contracts is where I'd put this requirement, as it may relate to / affect stock rotation, production batch sizes/frequencies etc, and therefore potentially has a cost involved.
If a customer asks me to sign these types of statement (it happens regularly) then I'll advise them that they need to pick up with their account manager to agree an amendment to their contract(s) of supply, and that without such a contract we will continue to work to our own minimum life rules (varies by product).