Bright solution: Lithonia Lighting turns on Datalliance SaaS-based VMI

By Manufacturing Business Technology Staff September 22, 2008

Datalliance, provider of vendor managed inventory (VMI) and other e-commerce services, says Lithonia Lighting , an Acuity Brands lighting business, will use Datalliance VMI as a service. Lithonia will initiate its VMI program implementation with a pilot distributor site and then will roll out VMI to a select base of distributors.
Lithonia Lighting identified VMI as strategic technology to enhance an electronic partnership with key distributors.
“VMI will give us better visibility of actual product sales for each distributor,” says Amra Boucher, manager, E-Business Services, Lithonia Lighting. “This detailed sales information will help us evaluate and fine-tune our product offering to determine the most profitable mix of products for individual distributors. We expect that our distributors will benefit from VMI by decreasing inventory levels, increasing turns, and reducing stock-out situations.”