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The Resurgence of VMI — How CP Manufacturers Improve Availability While Reducing Costs and Inventory

Published: 11 March 2016

ID: G00302164

Analyst(s): Chris Poole , John Johnson


Consumer product manufacturers and their retail partners are embracing vendor-managed inventory, an old concept that has gained newfound financial significance. This research examines the VMI's cost optimization benefits and identifies how CSCOs can best deploy VMI within the supply chain.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Obtaining Executive Buy-In and Establishing Goals Are Crucial
  • Understand the Business Value of VMI
  • Do the Ground-Level Work, Such as Getting Executive Buy-In

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