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Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory

More and more manufacturers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and product users are reaping the benefits of utilizing a vendor-managed inventory system. This streamlined supply chain process offers numerous benefits to our clients and we look forward to helping you take advantage of this dynamic approach to supply chain management. Some of the benefits of using a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) system includes:

  • VMI Improves Inventory Management: VMI drastically reduces instances of inventory errors since it eliminates the need for manual inventory counts.
  • VMI Saves Money: When manufacturers and distributors utilize VMI, they can reduce costs associated with rush orders as well as understocking and overstocking products.
  • VMI Can Help You Go Paperless: VMI often operates in the cloud and allows both manufacturers and distributors to utilize paperless transaction records, delivery receipts, etc.
  • VMI Benefits Both the Manufacturer and Distributor: When manufacturers and distributors have access to real-time inventory information, they can effectively streamline their business relationships and communications.

S.J. Smith has a proven track record of providing outstanding service when it comes to vendor-managed inventory. Our expert staff is ready to help you take full advantage of this time and cost-savings opportunity.

Learn more about how our vendor-managed inventory can help you and your business. Call our corporate office at 563.324.5237, or call your local branch.


Mike from S.J. Smith was very personable and gave me an honest opinion on what we need and how we can benefit our students. He worked with the manufacturers, and volunteered to come out and give myself and students training on how to run the new CNC router machine. Tod McCullough, Industrial Technology Instructor, Erie High School, Erie, Ill., July 2019