LG Sourcing: A wholly owned subsidiary of Lowe's which provides Lowe's with differentiated products at the best prices with the right quality shipped complete and on time from factories we can be proud of.
The information in this website outlines the requirements for all LG Sourcing vendors. All vendors are responsible for the completion of forms/documents for vendor set-up and submission of item offers as well as other documents as identified.
* All information regarding Product Information processes and tools (Item Setup Sheet, Marketing Data Spreadsheet) are contained on the secure LowesLink® portal under the Marketing Data Tool application.*
LG Sourcing Vendor Information - Training/Resources
Vendor Requirements- Vendors and their representatives are responsible for compliance with all aspects of LG Sourcing requirements. In the event vendors are unable to meet or accommodate these requirements, the LG Sourcing representative should be contacted immediately.
Vendors must provide an address and contact name so that LG Sourcing may send you 2 copies of the LG Sourcing Master Standard Buying Agreement. Please obtain the appropriate signatures(company officer) on the LG Sourcing MSBA and return both signed originals. A signed copy will be returned to you for your records.
Comply with all custom and security requirements to include those outlined in the CTPAT documents. Please sign and return the appropriate CTPAT documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following forms must be completed and returned to LG Sourcing before any vendor can be set up as a Lowes Import Vendor.
Complete and return the LGS Vendor Workbook LG Sourcing must have complete information for each factory that will be producing product. Complete, sign and return one Vendor Setup Sheet for each shipping port (make entries in the VSS tab and copy the Excel tab as needed). Read, understand, and comply with the Import Payment Structure. Complete and return the Vendor Factory Setup form (VFS tab).
Factory audits must be completed and in compliance before mass production begins. Factory audits will be conducted annually. An LG Sourcing representative will contact you to complete this process.
Additional Shipping locations
When adding additional shipping locations LG Sourcing requires a new LGS Vendor Workbook with the Vendor Setup Sheet (VSS tab) & Vendor Structure Form (VFS tab) for each new shipping location. If this process includes the addition of a new item from the new shipping location, an additional (US) Item Offer Sheet or (CA) Item Offer Sheet is also required.
As an LG Sourcing vendor, you will be required to satisfactorily complete tests annually.
Complete the Testing Request Form and submit sample product for testing. Testing should be completed as soon as possible prior to mass production. All product testing must be complete and approved. Production audit programs will be conducted after mass production.
Read, understand and comply with Product Identification and Traceability Program Product Codes.
Vendors download PO's from webform. LG Sourcing International Logistics Specialist will e-mail vendor/factory for verification of details.
Once the PO details have been confirmed, the Vendor (Factory) is required to e-mail the Inspection Advice to the respective LG Sourcing office at least seven working day's prior to the date of final inspection. LG Sourcing International Logistics Specialist will send shipping instructions to the vendors informing them to book with the appointed carriers in order for the target vessel to ship. LG Sourcing expects to inspect all items on the purchase orders during one visit only. Orders must be at least 100% for new items and at least 80% complete for current items at the time of inspection. Re-Inspections are required for all rejected/failed inspections. Contact the respective LG Sourcing office as appropriate if all items will not be ready.
Vendors are required to book directly with the appointed carriers for container booking.
Carriers release container bookings to the vendors according to the LG Sourcing Logistics instructions.