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Vendor Managed Inventories

Case Number: 7-403-750, Year Published: 2003

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Authors: Sunil Chopra; Fernando del Cid; Roger Gordon; Brian Kearns; Paul Lennick; Andreas Sattlberger

Key Concepts

Supply Chain Management, Vendor Managed Inventories

Abstract

This note addresses the concept of vendor managed inventories (VMI). It discusses best practices and issues that occur when introducing VMI. It also highlights some of the potential problems that may arise when implementing VMI.

Number of Pages: 11

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Operations

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Industry: NA

Organization Name: NA

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Decision Maker Position: NA

Year of Case: 1997