Beating the Big Brands through Vendor-managed Inventory

A growing number of smart suppliers have recognized the competitive high ground to be seized as they deepen their connections to retail customers. By adding value in the replenishment process through vendor-managed inventory (VMI), small- and midsize manufacturers can differentiate themselves from larger brands. Most importantly, they can develop more profitable relationships with their retail clients. Find out how.
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