146 Research on the Supply Chain Model of VMI Service Operated Bythird-Party Logistics
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This article proposes a VMI operation mode from the perspective of third-party logistics, in which the operator is TPL. In the previous researches, TPL has always been taken as a supporter in the implementation of VMI. However, when TPL provider carries out VMI strategy for suppliers and manufacturers, VMI strategy will maximize its strengths and minimize weaknesses. In this article, the concept of VMI service mode will be detailed including the operation mode and basic working flow. Moreover, we will discuss the advantages of this mode compared with the traditional VMI model.