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Hi Consultants!!

What is the Difference between Vendor and Supplier?

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VENDOR: A business partner from whom materials or services can be procured.

SUPPLIER: A business partner from whom materials or services is delivered/provided.

e.g. in the European union Intrastat reporting you have to report based on goods movement from whihc country to which country the goods where moved.

If your vendor is a global player located in Belgium with a plant in Finland, then you may send your order to Belgium and get your products from Finland.

In this case the Belgium company is your vendor, while the Finland company is just the goods supplier. This has to mentioned in the partners of your PO. SAP can then know that the goods came from Finland instead of Belgium for Intrastat report.