Executive Briefings

When Vendors Manage Inventory, It's a Win-Win for Everyone

DirecTV is moving ahead on a vendor-managed inventory model designed to decrease its carrying costs by 20 percent, reduce its inventory-on-hand dollars by 25 percent, eliminate a third of its warehouse space needs, and boost its inventory turns from 10 a year to at least 13. Benefits to vendors include leveraging DirecTV's warehouse pricing, lower costs per square foot, reducing days-on-hand inventory and seeing vastly improved visibility. [Run Time (Min): 9:41]

DirecTV is moving ahead on a vendor-managed inventory model designed to decrease its carrying costs by 20 percent, reduce its inventory-on-hand dollars by 25 percent, eliminate a third of its warehouse space needs, and boost its inventory turns from 10 a year to at least 13. Benefits to vendors include leveraging DirecTV's warehouse pricing, lower costs per square foot, reducing days-on-hand inventory and seeing vastly improved visibility. [Run Time (Min): 9:41]