An Analysis of Manufacturer Benefits under Vendor Managed Systems

  title={An Analysis of Manufacturer Benefits under Vendor Managed Systems},
  author={Seçil Savasaneril and Nesim Erkip},
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) has attracted a lot of attention due to its benefits such as fewer stockouts, higher sales and lower inventory levels at the retailers. Vendor Managed Availability (VMA) is an improvement that exploits the advantages beyond VMI. We complement VMA by analyzing the benefits beyond information sharing and by clearly assessing the motivation for the manufacturer (vendor) behind joining to such a program. We show that such vendor managed systems provide increased… CONTINUE READING


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