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There is a lot of confusion about the relationship between vendor-managed inventory and consignment inventory. So let me start by saying VMI and consignment are two completely different inventory strategies that are sometimes used together. VMI relates to the tasks associated with managing the inventory supplied by a vendor, while consignment relates to ownership of the inventory. VMI and consignment are neither mutually exclusive nor mutually inclusive. You can have VMI that is not consignment inventory, you can have consignment inventory that is not VMI, and you can have inventory that is both consignment and VMI. Read my article on for more information.

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This is where things get a bit murky because there’s a big difference between why you should use VMI and why businesses actually choose to use VMI. From my perspective, the best case for VMI is when the vendor can do a better job of managing the inventory than the customer. But that would just make way too much sense.


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Ultimately, VMI can potentially provide benefits to both the vendor and the customer when properly applied. It all comes down to thinking through the process, making sure the benefits are real, and making sure there are enough controls in place to protect both parties.


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So, unlike business leaders at many organizations (who tend to react to external business drivers such as client mandates), senior managers with this corporation, acting on strategic insight from their frontline sales force, proactively seized the opportunity to jump-start a new business initiative— a formal Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. But first they called Spinnaker.

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So, unlike business leaders at many organizations (who tend to react to external business drivers such as client mandates), senior managers with this corporation, acting on strategic insight from their frontline sales force, proactively seized the opportunity to jump-start a new business initiative— a formal Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. But first they called Spinnaker.

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