The Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) business model is a shift from the traditional purchase order placed by a buyer ordering products from the manufacturer, to allowing the manufacturer to send suggestion replenishment orders based on their own data and knowledge of product performance. Giving the manufacturer more say into the inventory levels the retailer will carry. Although this is handled differently by different retailers, the below scenario is the most common in the EDI world:
The VMI model for ordering products can pose problems to tradional ERP systems that do not have the capability of creating suggested orders. Because of this, Xebec has developed an easy to use portal for creating these 855 VMI orders with your retailer which will not affect your current document exchange systems. We will help you load the list of ship to locations for your retailer as well as your catalog of products into our tables, and the rest is as easy as filling in a spreadsheet with your suggested quantities.So whether you are currently trading documents with the retailer and just need to add the 855 and 852, or you need all the docuemnts your new VMI trading partner requires, Xebec has the solution to get you live quickly.