Vendor managed inventory

The objective of Tanktel's Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is to provide a mutually beneficial relationship where both supplier and end user will be able to more accurately control the flow of product in bulk silos required to maintain uninterrupted production.
With VMI, a manufacturer or distributor assumes the role of inventory planning for the customer. Instead of the customer reordering when their supply has been depleted, the supplier is responsible for re-stocking the customer to appropriate levels so the customer can continue operations without interruption. This process can add measurable savings to both the supplier and their customers.


When a supplier can see a customer is about to exhaust its inventory, the supplier can better prepare to replenish the customer because the supplier can then better schedule its own production/distribution. Customers will reduce/eliminate stockouts because they will not have to reorder goods at the last minute without knowing whether the supplier has the ability to restock without interrupting the customer’s operations. 
VMI enables the reduction of uncertainty that arises when the supplier is blind to the customer’s inventory status.


As long as the supplier carries out its task of maintaining predetermined inventory and avoiding stockouts, it will assist in obtaining a VMI-supported customer for the long term with or without a contract. Which will produce a steady and predictable flow of income for the supplier and reduce the risk that the customer will switch suppliers (Switching would be too costly for the customer). A VMI arrangement will allow the supplier to schedule its operations more productively because it is now monitoring its customer’s inventory on a regular basis. Furthermore, reductions in inventory can be achieved once the supplier develops a better understanding of how the customer uses its goods over the course of a year. It is the perfect companion for logistics planning.

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Using live telemetry for VMI has the advantage of showing production peaks and troughs for clients who may have seasonal variations, or who may have procured a new contract which translates to higher than usual product usage. Automatic alarm notifications via email along with optional SMS notifications, let the supplier know of any re-ordering or shipment points in advance.
Tanktel's live monitoring can enhance your processes by integrating operational logistics much more efficiently. The system will assist in getting things done faster, better route planning to save money, which in turn helps to eliminate demurrage and futile delivery charges. 

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