Custom Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Programs


We provide you with a customized vendor-managed inventory (VMI) program that automatically manages your industrial inventory and closely tracks your material flow, ensuring that you always receive the right products, at the right time, to the right place.

We are experts in supply chain management, and we know that the maintenance and coordination of your industrial supply can be overwhelming. That's why we create a VMI program that is right for you, providing maximum efficiency, control, and transparency. When you don't have to worry about your inventory, you can focus on business-critical tasks that significantly impact your bottom line.

Würth’s Kanban two-bin vendor managed inventory VMI program for industrial inventory management of fasteners

What is VMI?

When you partner with us to handle your industrial inventory management, we monitor and manage the materials at your facility. Instead of placing orders for specific quantities of products yourself, we ensure that the right amount of inventory is available at your site to meet demand.

Your facility's workflow and needs determine the locations and size of your program. We walk your lines and partner with all relevant departments of your business to optimize your material flow.

Our support team uses the data our programs collect to order and schedule deliveries to the point of use, optimize stock levels, and provide customized forecasting information. The data is also accessible to you at any time.

Your Benefits

  • Increased assembly efficiency
  • 20%-40% floor space saved
  • Up to 35% reduction in indirect material consumption
  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Maximized efficiency of purchasing, production, and material flow
  • Access to deep data, reporting, and tracking
  • Cost savings from supplier consolidation
  • Partnership with our expert purchasers and forecasters to ensure consistent supply

Inventory Management Solutions

A Kanban VMI program manages the flow of fasteners and other direct materials with two bins, each with a barcoded Kanban label or RFID tag specifying the customer, storage location, item, bin, batch, and quantity in detail. Each bin movement is captured and documented. Our proprietary software proactively manages and monitors the program and bin levels.

Our industrial vending technology manages indirect materials like MRO and safety products. Vending machines provide 24/7 access to consumables, automatic replenishment, and robust data reporting and transparency. We can also tailor a safety equipment supply program that will keep your team safe and healthy, boost productivity, and protect against the high costs of accidents.

For a customized vendor-managed inventory program: