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What is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and how does it work?

VMI stands for Vendor Managed Inventory. VMI systems are a hot topic in the supply distribution world right now. But what is VMI, and how does VMI work?

Quick Answer – What is VMI?

VMI stands for “vendor managed inventory” (also known as “customer managed inventory”). VMI¬†is system that allows customers to quickly place a replenishment order for goods. Rather than making phone calls or ordering using a web form, the customer can use a barcode scanner to scan the items, enter a quantity, and then send the order (via Wifi or cll network) through the barcode scanner to their vendor.

Easy, right? Read on to find out more about how VMI works. Continue reading