This paper discusses performances of VMI-based supply-chain systems by using simulation. Two types of VMI system will be discussed in this paper: “Single-manager stock-driven model” and “Dual-managers schedule-driven model”. Several scenarios would be introduced and tested by using typical example models.


Supply-chain management Business process engineering Inventory Management Vender-Managed Inventory Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeki Umeda
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  1. 1.Musashi UniversityTokyoJapan

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