Kroger/Smiths/Dillon/Ralphs – krogercorrespondence@prgx.com 9 improved timeliness and reduced operating costs. Kroger supports a wide range of EDI transactions, some of which are mandatory through an EDI non-compliance program. Information on available transaction rates, kroger requirements and supply chain programs used via EDI is available on the Kroger EDI website: the supplier will comply with the technical requirements of the EDI and the prior notification of shipment in accordance with Appendix E. Since site updates are regularly updated, including the publication of warnings, all providers are expected to make regular visits to the site. For new suppliers, the website provides valuable information on getting started with Kroger. If the supplier does not have an EDI solution, proposals are offered on the site and we recommend that the supplier contact one of our EDI business analysts. An up-to-date contact list is provided. Edi Non-Compliance Program (DC Purchase Orders) Suppliers who accept orders for products requiring shipment to a De Kroger (DC) distribution center must have the option to obtain the order delivered via EDI and return the corresponding invoice by EDI. Suppliers who do not meet this requirement will be allowed ninety (90) days to meet this requirement. If the Seller does not complete the transactions within the required ninety (90) days via EDI, Kroger`s payment fee will be deducted from the payment to offset the cost of manual processing. Acceptance of a Kroger order signifies acceptance of these terms of purchase. Kroger Standards uses ANSI ASC 12 standards following industry guidelines UCS, VIC and Motor. These standards may be amended from time to time by Kroger.

The documents transmitted shall be transmitted electronically to each supplier through the use of value-added networks and, to a limited extent, directly to the supplier. Each party may enter into a contract with the value-added network of its choice, but thirty (30) days shall be granted to the other party for each change in the choice of preferred value-added network within thirty (30) days. Each party is responsible for network costs for data sent or retrieved from its own PO Box. Acknowledgements The seller confirms receipt of transactions facilitated by the 997 Functional Acknowledgment approved in writing by Kroger or an alternative confirmation. Kroger will monitor these confirmations and take appropriate action if the expected confirmations have not been received within the time specified by the standard and the version used or within twenty-four (24) hours, whichever is shorter. Transactions sent by the seller to Kroger are confirmed in accordance with the guidelines for the standard negotiated versions. As the sender, it is the responsibility of the provider to verify that Kroger confirms the transmissions sent. It is the seller`s responsibility to take appropriate action if the expected confirmations have not been received within the time specified in the standard and version used or twenty-four (24) hours, whichever is shorter. . .

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