Import Vendors SMART Guide

Dear Vendor:

Due to increasing costs associated with supply chain inefficiencies, it has become critical that we partner with those vendors committed to providing retailers with enhanced service levels. Additionally, Academy Sports + Outdoors is committed to legal compliance and ethical business practices in all of its Sourcing operations. Academy conducts its sourcing operations only with reputable suppliers and factories that are committed to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to their business.
As a result, the following routing guidelines and manual have been created. The information contained in the Routing Guide supersedes all previous Academy routing documents or instructions, and the Factory Compliance Manual contains standards regarding expectations for social and security compliance.  All instructions and expectations must be fully complied with and become applicable to all shipments consigned to Academy.   Failure to comply in full with these requirements will result in additional freight and/or labor costs, which may be passed on to the shipper in the form of a chargeback.
Academy’s goal is to improve the flow of merchandise through our Distribution Center.  Therefore, penalties assessed as a result of non-compliance may be subject to reduction or reimbursement (except freight-related expenses), provided corrective action plans are taken and communicated to our Vendor Relations office within 30 days of assessment.
Please review the information in this Routing Guide carefully.  Any questions concerning information contained herein or in reference to the Purchase Order should be addressed prior to shipment of goods.

Import Vendor SMART Guide .pdf  April 24, 2023

Import Chargeback Schedule.pdf Jan 29, 2023

Factory Compliance Manual.pdf  Feb 1, 2023