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Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI)

As part of our ongoing effort to help our customers succeed and prosper, JN White™ continues to develop and enhance our vendor-managed inventory (VMI) programs.

At its core, these VMI programs allow us to support our Customer’s demands for reduced inventory, increased inventory turns and JIT (just in time) inventory management. These are key elements of lean manufacturing principles, wherein manufacturers try to push the onus for inventory as far upstream as possible. By tightening the entire supply chain, we work together to wring new efficiencies from the process.

Beyond just embracing VMI, we strive to optimize these arrangements to meet each customer’s specific needs. From inventory logistics to terms and conditions, we want to ensure we deliver the responsiveness and service YOU demand.

Our digital capabilities help us eliminate complicated and costly set-up efforts. Our inventory management system gives us complete visibility and control over our entire live inventory. And our velocity scheduling approach helps drive to all of our manufacturing activities more efficiently than ever. It’s part of what makes JN White™ different. We think differently, and our innovative solutions help us shrink lead times, reduce liabilities, and free up capacity.

We invite you to contact us today to discuss how a VMI program from JN White™ can help create price and process advantages for you and your business.

Vendor-Managed Inventory Highlights


Blanket Order & Release

In this VMI arrangement, we work with customers to establish a sensible EAU (estimate annual usage) and annual contract price for a specified component.


Kanban Programs

We have a great deal of experience with these situations, and can work closely with OEMs to ensure our component deliveries match up with their specific production demands.


Velocity Scheduling

A key component of the JN White™ process is the use of velocity scheduling to manage the inventory on our side of the supply chain.


Ultra-Competitive Terms

A tremendous benefit of our velocity-scheduled VMI program is that we can pass a variety of competitive advantages back down the supply chain to our customers.

Case Studies

Read about our recent work