Topic: VMI & CMI

Feb 19, 2024

Manual vs. Automated Inventory Management: Comparison and Best Practices

Are you still counting and replenishing point-of-use inventory in an “Old School” Manual way? While many are, perhaps now is the time to learn more about the efficiencies there are to be gained from auto-replenishing, and the variety of new smart devices there are to automate the cycle counting and replenishment process.

Oct 23, 2023

How to Move from VMI to CMI for MRO Inventory Management

A large airline and an e-commerce company have approached eTurns recently to help them move from a Vendor-manged Inventory model to a Customer-managed Inventory model for managing their MRO inventory more efficiently. Both companies started their projects with supplier and product rationalization. Then they looked for an easy-to-use inventory auto-replenishment app that would help their employees be able to do guided cycle counts and usage tracking with min/maxes that would trigger auto-replenishment to any supplier and optimize their inventory.

Jul 18, 2023

VMI vs. CMI: What to Know About Customer vs. Vendor Managed Inventory

The main differences between VMI and CMI come down to who performs the inventory monitoring and places the replenishment orders. One of the greatest similarities between VMI and CMI is that they both run best with the use of inventory management software. Read on to see which would work better in your stockroom.