The inventory can also be located directly at the buyer`s premises, for example.B. in the buyer`s warehouse on site, in the production line or in the workshop itself.  However, replenishment at these specific sites can be more expensive, less organized and, overall, more difficult for the supplier to manage.  Due to the implementation effort, VMI is exactly what is needed for large numbers of parts needed. Our experience shows that VMI can make a significant contribution to improving the level of service and, in particular, to reliably compensating for fluctuations in demand. Typically, VMI contracts achieve stable service levels in the 99% range over the long term. It is one of the successful business models used by Walmart and many other major boxing retailers.