Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice helps distributors choose the right vendor managed inventory software so they can automate replenishments and better serve customers.

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Logiwa WMS

Logiwa WMS is a cloud-based warehouse management and order fulfillment solution built on a .NET framework. The solution supports disparate warehousing processes, separate product groups and the needs of different sectors within a single... Read more

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Infoplus

Infoplus is an inventory management solution for small to midsize organizations in industries including consumer goods, electronics, food and beverage, retail, pharmaceuticals and more. The system is offered primarily as a web-based... Read more

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Spendwise

Spendwise is a cloud-based system that helps businesses and other organizations track, manage and control spending. Users can create purchase orders, submit them for approval, approve or reject them, and email them directly to vendors.... Read more

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WISE

WISE by Royal 4 Systems is a rules-based warehouse management (WMS) system that is able to support a number of industries, including 3PL, automotive, food and beverage and industrial machinery. WISE helps users manage core warehouse... Read more

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3PL Warehouse Manager by 3PL Central

3PL warehouse manager is a cloud-based warehouse management system designed for third-party logistics companies to manage multiple customers, processes and billing schedules. The system enables access to real-time information and provides... Read more

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Da Vinci

Da Vinci is Wolin Design Group’s cloud-based or on-premise supply chain management (SCM) solution designed specifically for small and midsize 3PLs, internet retailers and wholesale businesses with demanding warehouse, fulfillment... Read more

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Shipedge

Shipedge is a cloud-based warehouse management solution for small, midsize and large enterprises. It caters to e-commerce warehouses, fulfillment service providers, third-party logistics companies (3PL/4PL), omni/multi-channel retailers,... Read more

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Atlas Planning Suite

Atlas Planning Suite by John Galt Solutions is an end-to-end supply chain planning solution designed to suit the needs of businesses in various industries. Companies in consumer goods, manufacturing, agriculture, industrial equipment,... Read more

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SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA (for Supply Chain Management) is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite designed for businesses of all sizes and kinds. The product caters to multiple industry verticals, such as manufacturing,... Read more

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SkuVault

SkuVault is a cloud-based warehouse management software designed for small and medium-sized omnichannel businesses with a focus in eCommerce. SkuVault features warehouse management applications that include multi-warehouse inventory... Read more

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Contract Insight Contract Management

Contract Insight is a contract lifecycle management solution developed by CobbleStone Systems. It can be deployed either on the customer’s premises (with perpetual licensing) or in the cloud (with monthly subscription licensing). Contract... Read more

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Enterprise WMS and Interchange EDI

Enterprise WMS and Interchange EDI by Ramp Systems is a warehouse management system (WMS) that provides tools for both asset-based and non-asset-based 3rd party logistics (3PL) companies. The software has a report writer feature that... Read more

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Conga Contracts Contract Management

Conga Contracts is a hybrid contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution that helps organizations to generate, track, maintain and report on different business contracts. The solution can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in... Read more

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NorthStar WMS

NorthStar WMS is a cloud-based warehouse management system for small, midsize and large businesses. It serves wholesale distribution, food processing, e-commerce, manufacturing and supply chain industries. Primary features include... Read more

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Halo

Halo offers a supply chain management analytics platform that helps businesses plan and forecast inventory needs. Deployment options for Halo include on-premise, SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service, which allows... Read more

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TECSYS EliteSeries

TECSYS provides a series of supply chain management solutions suitable for midsize and large distribution companies. They currently service a wide range of verticals such as healthcare, 3PL, and other high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS... Read more

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GAINSystems

GAINSystems is a cloud-based and on-premise supply chain management (SCM) solution designed for midsize to large businesses across manufacturing, distribution, MRO and retail sectors. Core functionalities include demand planning and... Read more

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SCP 4.0

Jada vendor management inventory and demand planning system is suitable for businesses looking to manage inventory holding costs and track service levels. SCP is offered as a best of breed application that is ideal for both midsize... Read more

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Oracle SCM Cloud

Oracle SCM Cloud is a cloud-based supply chain management solution that offers distribution, manufacturing, inventory management and fleet management within a suite. The product features product development, which allows users to... Read more

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Synapse

Synapse is a cloud-based and on-premise warehouse management solution by Zethcon for small and mid-sized businesses. This system is geared towards 3PLs and offers 3PL-centric features. The solution is compatible with Mac, Android and... Read more

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Buyer's guide


Last Updated: April 12, 2019

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Software

The vendor-managed inventory approach refers to a business model where businesses act as the buyers while vendors (who manage manufacturing or the supply chain) are responsible for all stock at the buyer’s location. These vendors, who manufacture products sold at the buyer’s store, agree to replenish the inventory based on the fluctuating demand and supply trends. This sort of a relationship between the buyer and the vendor is a way to ensure that inventory is well-stocked and stores don’t face a shortfall.

In a way, VMI helps avoid overstocking or shortages in vendor warehouses and also helps avoid increased expenses for labor, purchasing and accounting for the buyers. Using VMI, businesses can optimally maintain inventory, which can result in easier access to products, faster processing times and lower labor costs for stocking and replenishing products. Vendors can also employ their own staff at the buyers’ stores to ensure that product promotion is more direct (i.e., from manufacturer to end customer) and streamlined across all locations.

In this model, the primary responsibility of ensuring optimum levels of inventory falls on the vendor. However, both vendors and buyers can choose to involve a third-party logistics (3PL) provider to deliver the products. The vendors and buyers have to be in constant communication to frequently gauge the inventory levels. One way to communicate and manage inventory is by using vendor-managed inventory software.

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What Is Vendor Managed Inventory Software?
Common Features of Vendor Manage