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Differ. VMI(Vendor Managed Inventory) and SMI(Supplier Managed Inventory)?

Hi all~

I'm beginner in SNC.

SNC have SMI scenario. But I think SNC-SMI is same as MM-VMI scenario.

  • SMI

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http://www50.sap.com/businessmaps/1D59B26B277611D5B359000102ACA9A3.htm

The SMI process is a supplier-driven replenishment and planning process, which is based on min/max stock balance levels, on current demand, in-transits and planned shipments.

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  • VMI

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[http://www50.sap.com/businessmaps/459B5C21A96411D3870B0000E820132C.htm|http://www50.sap.com/businessmaps/459B5C21A96411D3870B0000E820132C.htm]

With vendor managed inventory scenarios, manufacturers can offer their customers a value added service by performing the replenishment planning task for their business partners.

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Anyone can help to verify differ or same?

Thank you.

SKY.

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    Jun 14, 2010 at 06:03 AM

    Hello ,

    To add to above two answers,in SNC supply chain is as follows.

    SUPPLIER -


    > MANUFACTURE -


    > CUSTOMER

    SNC as an aplication will be installed at Manufatcurer site.

    Now if Supplier is managing inventory for manufacturer than it is SMI.In this case supplier will login into SNC ( hosted at Manufatcuring site ) and manage inventory.

    If Manufacturer is managing inventory for CUSTOMER than it is VMI.

    Basically SMI and VMI are mirror image of each other.

    Hope it will help.

    Regadrs

    Rahul

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    Former Member
    Jun 14, 2010 at 07:34 AM

    Hi SKY

    The major difference between SMI & VMI is

    SMI is inventory driven replenishment process run between an Original Equipement manufacturer & his supplier

    VMI is demand driven replenishment process run between an OEM and his Customer.

    Hope you got to know the major diff btw them.

    Best Regards

    Vinod

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  • Jun 11, 2010 at 07:51 AM

    Hi,

    SNC can demonstrate both the business processes - SMI as well as VMI.

    In SNC SMI, your supplier manages the inventory for you depending on the Mim-Max levels set by you. SMI with RO scenario also enable the Suppliers to create Replenishment Order against the material that he has sent.

    In SNC VMI, you, as a supplier, manage the inventory for your Customer. The customer would share the Inventory and Demand situation. SNC VMI provides additional features like Responsive Replenishiment, TLB.

    Regards,

    Sandeep

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    Former Member
    Jun 11, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Hi SKY,

    SNC SMI and VMI there is difference.

    In SNC there are Supplier collaboration and Customer collaboration.

    In Supplier collaboration organization who is implementing is a Customer and Customer collaboration organization who is implementing is a supplier.

    SMI comes under Supplier collaboration and VMI comes under Customer collaboration.

    SMI and VMI is a same concept difference is if you are customer then it is called SMI for you and if you are Supplier then it is called VMI.

    Summary In SMI organization is Customer and VMI organization is a Supplier .

    Thanks,

    Nikhil

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    Former Member
    Jun 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    Thanks all of you.

    Now I fully understood differ VMI and SMI.

    Have a nice day!!

    Best Regards.

    SKY

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