EDI, VMI: Not Just for the Big Players

July 2008
Metal Center News;Jul2008, Vol. 48 Issue 8, Special section p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses the mechanisms of Electronic Data Enterchage (EDI) and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), which are for supply chain integration and customer satisfactions of service centers. Accordingly, in purchasing EDI software, one alternative is to partner with outside vendor firm which sells outsourced EDI services that can provide EDI capabilities with low cost. On the other hand, the VMI is used through EDI to transfer inventory to vendors coming from service centers.


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