VMI

MANAGED INVENTORY

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Pipe Valves has solutions for both Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Customer Managed Inventory (CMI). Both are supported by our wireless technology and our e-commerce platform providing confidence that the proper parts remain stocked at all times.

VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY (VMI)

If you are looking for hands-off cost savings, VMI allows for Pipe Valves personnel to take inventory on a periodic basis and prepare re-orders based on pre-established min/max levels. A re-order is created, customer authorization is provided, and the results are transmitted wirelessly via scanned barcode bins through our e-commerce platform.

Key Benefits of VMI:

  • Best used when volumes are somewhat predictable and large project swings are ordered separately
  • Easy to use because of the hands-off nature by customer personnel
  • Stay well-stocked without being overstocked
  • Paperless and wireless
  • Barcode labels and scanning hardware provided by Pipe Valves
  • Minimal chance for human error
  • Frequent monitoring and improved inventory management

CUSTOMER MANAGED INVENTORY (CMI)

CMI is a more hands-on than VMI. The customer controls the frequency of inventory; but with the Pipe Valves tools of a handheld wireless scanner and the ease of order placement using our e-commerce platform, will save money and allow you to operate at peak efficiency.

The customer is in complete control while utilizing our tools to operate with stream-lined efficiency and minimized human error.

Key Benefits of CMI:

  • Best used when volumes are erratic due to large projects drawing from stock
  • Easy to use with tools provided by Pipe Valves
  • Minimal change for human error
  • Real-time contact between customer and Pipe Valves
  • Barcode labels and scanning hardware provided by Pipe Valves
  • As-needed stock level evaluation
  • Paperless and wireless
  • Great for companies of all sizes

PIPE VALVES: YOUR MOST VALUABLE PARTNER - MVP

Large enough to have everything you need, small enough to care. Pipe Valves has the innovative technology to provide state-of-the art solutions. But most importantly, without a doubt, are the people you will meet at Pipe Valves. It is the people-experience that makes the difference.

Whatever solution works best for you, our people make Pipe Valves your Most Valuable Partner.