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Vendor Managed Inventory System for Wisconsin Businesses

Automate Your Supply Chain with VMI Software from AP&P

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American Paper and Packaging’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program makes it easy for businesses to keep their inventories stocked while saving time and money. Our Vendor Managed Inventory program and inventory management software streamline your inventory tracking and reordering process, eliminating inefficiencies, reducing cost, and optimizing inventory levels.

Ideal for warehouses, manufacturers, and other businesses, AP&P’s VMI program automates inventory monitoring and replenishment for efficient inventory management. When you order your wholesale packaging materials, janitorial products, and other supplies from AP&P, ask about our VMI program!

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What is Vendor Managed Inventory?

Vendor managed inventory, known as VMI, is a supply chain management model where a vendor (supplier) manages a business’s inventory levels using inventory management software that can track stock thresholds, monitor inventory levels, and maintain inventory at targeted levels.

VMI is a collaborative model of supply chain management that optimizes your inventory management to avoid excess inventory costs and ensure you’re always stocked with the essential supplies to keep your business going.


How Can a VMI Program Benefit My Wisconsin Business?

A Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program can offer significant benefits for businesses by reducing inventory costs and minimizing the risk of stockouts or overstocking. VMI programs guarantee you always have the right products in the right quantities. VMI programs help businesses save money at all stages of the supply chain.

AP&P's VMI Program vs Traditional Inventory Management

Traditional Inventory ManagementAP&P's VMI Program
Business manages its own inventory AP&P manages inventory on behalf of the business
Higher risk of stockouts or overstocking Optimized inventory levels to minimize stockouts and overstocking
Manual ordering and inventory tracking Automated inventory monitoring and replenishment
Increased time and resources spent on inventory management More time to focus on core business activities
Limited visibility into supplier's inventory and production Real-time data sharing and collaboration with AP&P
Potential for communication gaps and delays Streamlined communication and faster issue resolution
Higher inventory carrying costs Streamlined communication and faster issue resolution
Reactive approach to inventory management Proactive and data-driven inventory management
Longer lead times and slower order processing Reduced inventory costs and improved cash flow


Vendor Managed Inventory Systems from AP&P

AP&P makes it easy to get started with our vendor-managed Inventory Program and Inventory Management Software. Our VMI solutions are designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and optimize inventory management for businesses across various industries.

Inventory Management Software

Utilizing advanced inventory management software, AP&P can help build your inventory control system. Inventory management software is used to share data between parties including expected lead times, production levels, estimated shipping delays, and more, to streamline the inventory planning and ordering process.

Just-in-Time (JIT) Delivery

Just-in-Time (JIT) Delivery is an efficient solution to avoid excess inventory costs and works great as part of a VMI program.

Rather than maintaining a large inventory in storage, JIT delivery allows businesses to track usage and reorder supplies as needed. This approach minimizes carrying costs and ensures that packaging, cleaning, safety, and industrial supplies arrive precisely when required.


Why Choose American Paper & Packaging for VMI?

Choose AP&P for VMI solutions and benefit from our inventory management expertise and decades of experience delivering custom VMI solutions to businesses across Wisconsin.

Packaging Inventory Management

Streamline your packaging inventory management with AP&P. Our team will work closely with you to understand the packaging requirements of your business and develop a customized VMI program that guarantees you are always stocked with the right packaging materials you need.

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Janitorial Inventory Management

Simplify your janitorial supplies management with AP&P. Our team will develop a custom VMI program to make sure you always have the right cleaning products, tools, and equipment on hand, without the hassle of constantly placing orders or monitoring stock levels.

Maintaining a clean and healthy environment for your employees and customers is made easier with AP&P. Stay on-top of your janitorial supplies with AP&P:


VMI is just one of our business solutions. AP&P also offers logistics management and supply chain optimization to make your business run more smoothly and efficiently.

American Paper and Packaging provides vendor managed inventory systems for Wisconsin businesses out of Appleton, Beloit, Brookfield, Germantown, Green Bay, Janesville, Milwaukee, New Berlin, Sheboygan, and beyond.


Vendor Managed Inventory Frequently Asked Questions

Is vendor-managed inventory worth it?

Vendor managed inventory (VMI) is highly beneficial for many businesses. VMI can help reduce inventory costs, improve inventory turnover, and increase efficiency by ensuring that the right products are always available in the right quantities.

Who owns inventory in a VMI system?

In a VMI system, the ownership of the inventory depends on the specific agreement between the supplier and the business. Typically, the supplier owns the inventory until it is consumed or sold by the business, at which point the business takes ownership and pays for the used inventory.

How do you set up vendor-managed inventory?

Vendor managed inventory programs are designed around contracts to ensure all parties are aware of the expectations of their partnership. If you have determined that a VMI program is right for you, contact an AP&P representative to get started. Our team of inventory management experts will assist you with every step of the process for fast results.

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