Back in our distributor days, we tried it all. We could never find a VMI solution that could be scaled to manage a 25 SKU VMI or adapted to provide full traceability for a 1,000 SKU storeroom.
We became an authorized vending distributor, but the initial investment was expensive and the payback unreasonable. In addition to not offering any benefits to our customers, ERP bolt-on packages were expensive and only offered a software solution.
Our VMI solution is truly scalable. The combination of hardware and software allows distributors and customers to build their own intelligent VMI solutions.