Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI)
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Supply Chain Management
In the VMI process, the vendor assumes responsibility for managing the replenishment of stock. Rather than a customer submitting orders, the vendor will replenish stock as needed. This is sometimes referred to as supplier-managed inventory (SMI) or co-managed inventory.
[vgl. academic1.csuohio.edu/gartner/research/ras/88600/88697/88697.html, Supply Chain Management Glossary 1.0 (23.05.2000), URL]