Elkay successfully implemented its first vendor-managed inventory (VMI) program for water cooler and fountain products. The pilot program was initiated with Central Supply of Indiana and will enable the Indianapolis-based plumbing wholesaler to maintain optimal inventory levels for water cooler and fountain products. It incorporates an EDI-based exchange of sales, inventory and order replenishment information. Elkay intends to explore additional VMI opportunities with other customers.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.