Title

Managing Vendor Inventory in a Dual Level Distribution System

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

Collaborative arrangements among members of the supply chain have received a great deal of interest in recent years as a means of reducing costs. One such arrangement is vendor managed inventory (VMI). VMI allows the vendor to make decisions concerning the quantity and timing of deliveries to the retailer. Such an arrangement offers the potential of a more efficient supply chain by removing the negative effects of retail ordering policies. A thorough review of the literature was conducted to identify factors likely to impact the performance of a VMI partnership. computer simulation was used to study the effects of these factors from both the vendor's and retailer's perspectives. The results lend insight into the performance of VMI and guidance for managers as to the environments in which VMI is most effective. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Discipline

Human Resources Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Business Logistics

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

91

Last Page

108

ISSN

0735-3766

Publisher

Council of Logistics Management

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