Применение концепция управления поставщиком запасами потребителя (VMI) в логистической системе распределения запасных частей
It is shown, that recently among technologies of integration of contractors at supply chains «Vendor managed inventory» concept has been growing in popularity (VMI). Basic definitions within the framework of this concept/technology are analysed. VMI technology is viewed within the confines of development of logistics and supply chain management, and are estimated those benefits, which can be derived (on the example of distributing system). Basic aspects are distinguished and analyzed, which are necessary to be defined while taking decision of implementing VMI programme. These key elements are: inventory emplacement, level of inventory monitoring and information transparency, stock replenishment system and property rights on inventory. Comparing characteristic of VMI and consignment is given. Advantages and disadvantages of technology for supplier and consumer are given. Practical aspects of introducing VMI into the company – distributor of spare parts to constructive road equipment are viewed.