vSRM - e-Kanban Auto Replenishment
vSRM readily provides you the required infrastructure from creating electronic kanban cards to having barcoded kanban labels printed by your suppliers to enable you to implement automatic stock replenishment mechanisms with Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) approach.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) concept, which came on the agenda as an extension of Simple Production philosophy, can be summarized as the application of its simple philosophy to our suppliers. In automatic stock replenishment method; the suppliers can follow up the inventories of the materials they supply on their own at the purchasing company, and ship the materials that drop below a certain stock level at the defined economic party sizes. This system, which enables the observation and management of the supply and shipment process completely by the supplier, is a highly influential method in terms of minimizing inventory costs for the purchasing company. The reason for not being able to apply VMI system at enterprises, which is an efficient solution that can be applied at many business places, include the lack of VMI functionality in the system utilized by the buyer company, and the lack of a practical and quickly implementable software solution which can be used by both seller and buyer companies to follow up and manage their VMI inventories.

vSRM automated inventory replenishment and electronic kanban module overcomes all these challenges in a simple manner and provides a structure on which you can easily implement the VMI concept. Kanban parameters, lot sizes and re-shipment points are determined on supplier and products basis. Owing to the integration with the ERP system used, the inventory values of the main company are seen by the suppliers on the vSRM system. When the main company outlets a material in its warehouse to a production unit, or transfers to a certain warehouse, (E.g.: to the selling warehouse or to the shelf if the retail industry), the stock level automatically decreases on vSRM system, and new electronic kanban card can automatically be created according to the minimum inventory and order point parameters indicated in kanban parameters. The suppliers can realize the shipment transactions further to this signal. Barcoded kanban labels that contain the information on the product can also be glued on the product and shipped. The main company and the supplier find the opportunity to follow up the stock situations, kanban cards, the materials shipped and on the way via the system.

For you to implement automatic inventory replenishment mechanism, you and your supplier do not need to make any technical preparations systematically. vSRM readily provides both to you and your suppliers the entire infrastructure from the preparation of electronic kanban cards to the printing of shipment labels by the suppliers on web environment.