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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

The Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service provides customer specific, vendor managed inventory programs for the OEM, industrial, commercial and electrical contracting markets. Since 1999, CapitalTristate has been committed to providing VMI programs in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania tailored to each customer’s specific, unique requirements.  Our VMI team offers over 150 years of combined experience in the electrical distribution industry.

How VMI Can Benefit You

Our VMI program saves time, money, and labor while optimizing inventory. The VMI Program allows our customers to reduce inventory through product consolidation and usage analysis while increasing inventory turns. We are committed to assisting our customers address labor costs by providing the right materials in the right quantity, correctly packaged, and delivered to the right place at the right time. Our customers can significantly increase productivity through the reduction in time currently spent on materials handling.

VMI offers the following benefits:

  • Cost savings
  • Labor reduction
  • Increases productivity
  • Creates fewer transactions (reduces total invoice cost)
  • Fewer last minute material requirements
  • Reduces down-time due to inadequate inventory or stock-outs
  • Bar coding labeling
  • Inventory organization and product expertise
  • Inventory Analysis
  • Reporting options

How VMI Works

Our VMI program is a value added service for our customers. To get started, all we need is a starting bill of material. In some cases, we can develop the initial list based on purchasing history, or by conducting a physical inventory to identify the items needed in the VMI program.

Electrical Contractor VMI

Our VMI department serves electrical contractor job sites through on-site shipping containers and/or job boxes.  We also provide inventory management for contractor shop inventory for meeting their service department needs.  

Industrial, OEM’s, Hospitals, College VMI

VMI meets inventory needs in storerooms or by strategically placing inventory directly on the plant floor. Our customers receive fulfillment services twice a week, weekly, or bi-weekly based on usage and customer requirements.

 For more information concerning VMI, contact vmi@capitaltristate.com.