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Inventory solution for a chemical distributor

The efficient business model with Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

What is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)?
The automation and efficient management of business processes should not be confined to the company alone. By collaborating with business partners, more efficient business models can evolve. One model is a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), where the supplier is responsible for the replenishment and delivery of material to customers.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) in the chemical industry ©Endress+Hauser

SupplyCare is the solution

  • SupplyCare Hosting as supply chain management software is designed to fit perfect as Vendor Managed Inventory system. Reports can be generated automatically and be sent to the headquarters.

  • SupplyCare Hosting automatically send out an alarm or limit notifications to defined employees. Therefore the customer defines, which alarm from which tank goes to whom.

  • SupplyCare Hosting service does not require investments in IT-infrastructure, because we care for the application. Our customer only needs a standard web browser. Other locations can be integrated in the hosting service easily and anytime

  • In case the customer decides to invest on its own IT infrastructure, SupplyCare Enterprise will be the proper solution.

  • SupplyCare guarantees close collaboration and allows high level of trust and understanding between all partners.

Four challenges to get full transparency

  • Our customer wanted a tool for a coordinated planning and a possible logistic system to practice Vendor Managed Inventory with on-time delivery

  • A monthly report of the inventory is a must-have

  • To avoid missing delivery, an automatic and transparent planning / forecasting with reminders is preferred.

  • Everything should be implemented with minimum budget investing into new IT infrastructure.

Everything from one source

With our specialized inventory devices, our data interfaces and the inventory software our customer gets everything from Endress+Hauser. He monitors the inventories and optimizes the supply chain with his individual software package.

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