Executive Commitment and Buy-in from Teams
If establishing a VMI program, it should be treated as a strategic initiative, with the objectives communicated to the organization. The management team should understand the principles of VMI as well as inventory management through a vendor or third party. Teams should be given a complete overview of the VMI program, the benefits from VMI, as well as understanding the business outcomes being sought. Support of inventory analysts, and replenishment planners is important for the success of this program.