Gartner Research

The Resurgence of Vendor-Managed Inventory: A Landscape

Published: 19 October 2009

ID: G00180147

Analyst(s): Dave Aquino


AMR Research has analyzed 11 primary vendor-managed inventory (VMI) providers, including over 25 customer references and cases, to classify industry trends and priorities relating to collaborative planning and execution. Additionally, we evaluated functional performance and customer satisfaction with the recognition that we now are in an era where effective VMI approaches may be necessary for survival.

Table Of Contents
  • The state of affairs
  • Functional backdrop: Delivery options
  • Functional review
  • Business/other critical elements
  • Appendix A: VMI vendor profiles
  • Appendix B: Related research

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