Supply Chains

Simulation-based evaluation of vendor-managed inventory approach for a FMCG supply chain

Currently, distributors of a FMCG company manage their inventories individually by placing weekly orders according to their needs and sell-in targets to the central manufacturing facility. Company is considering to shift to an alternative supply chain-wide stock management scheme; i.e. "Vendor Managed Inventory” model. In this model, the producer will be making replenishment decision centrally for all distributors in-line with their sell-out performance and agreed stock level.

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