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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Your Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) supplies inventory is the backbone of your business. MRO inventory is typically a very large headache for most companies that represents very little of their overall expenditure.

Not having MRO inventory in the right place at the right time can put your production at risk. Using FK Field Certified VMI personnel, we can manage this headache inventory for you. An important differentiating factor between FK VMI and what others call 'VMI' is the fact that we MANAGE your inventory, we DO NOT bin fill.

Each FK VMI solution is designed to meet the unique needs and requirements of each specific customer or partner.

The work is done up-front in terms of sourcing, pricing and establishing appropriate inventory levels. Adjustments are made through data analysis and then dialogue. To ensure cost and consumption controls remain in place, FK will set up all required reporting and follow the prescribed schedule set by you.

Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory:

  • Eliminate RUSH shipments for standard products.
  • Reduces inventory costs.
  • Customers can use their own part numbers.
  • FK creates and manages the bar code labels.
  • You retain complete control over item additions / changes or deletions through a predefined process.
  • Accurate inventory management.
  • Improves inventory quality.
  • Only specified brands and products are supplied, no unauthorized substitutions without discussion, trials and your approval.
  • Reduces obsolete inventory and stock outs.
  • FK VMI field technicians are supported by our Data and Inventory Control Team who ensure data integrity, check for order anomalies, and replace bar code labels when required.