As we know it today, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is used to monitor and replenish a distributor’s inventory by a supplier. However, VMI implies some degree of collaboration, between the two, that link the different planning processes of each partner. There are several ways to specify these links between
each partner’s processes. Are there common objectives? Are there any requirements and/or constraints?
Howard W. Coleman has worked with over 145 clients in distribution management and manufacturing consulting engagements.