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Rob Dell'Elmo

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Why Your Replenishment Process Needs To Include Vendor Inventory Management

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM
For many companies, a Vendor Managed Inventory program is a better way to handle replenishment. The natural question for you to ask now is … why? What are the benefits of having a supplier manage MY inventory?  In a word … MONEY. Now that’s obviously an oversimplification. But when you break it...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management

Vendor Managed Inventory Control Options (VMI)

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Apr 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM
There are a number of options, and plenty of decisions to make for companies considering a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. Depending on a company’s goals, budget, and available resources they’ll have to decide on the type of VMI program, to what extent the VMI provider’s personnel will be...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management

What is VMI or Vendor Managed Inventory?

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Apr 22, 2019 9:30:00 AM
For many companies, a Vendor Managed Inventory program represents a better replenishment strategy. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is exactly what the name suggests. A program in which one of your vendors acts as a partner who takes on the day-to-day tasks and responsibility of managing your...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory

Inventory Management | Non-Consigned Vendor Managed Inventory

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Apr 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM
There are two types of VMI program – Non-Consigned and Consigned. Both Non-Consigned and Consigned VMI programs offer customers a similar list of benefits, which you can read more about HERE. In a Consigned VMI program, the inventory is put in place, but the customer doesn’t pay for it until it’s...
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Topics: Vendor Managed Inventory, inventory management

Single vs. Multi-Point Latches

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Nov 19, 2018 2:36:00 PM
In addition to selecting the type of latch for your application, as we discussed in our "What Type of Latch Should I Choose?" post, manufacturers in wheeled vehicle and other industrial markets must also decide whether the use of a single or a multi-point latch is best.
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Topics: Latches

What Type of Latch Should I Choose?

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Nov 19, 2018 2:12:00 PM
Many manufacturers, whether they’re in a wheeled vehicle or other industrial market, have in common the need to find the right latch for their doors or compartments. But how do you know which type is best for your application, and what are the critical factors that go into the decision?  
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Topics: Latches