While the growing eCommerce companies are pushing themselves to do more with fewer resources, there's always a question of which inventory model to go for. With the Vendor-Managed Inventory model (VI), you have to regulate the suppliers while the consignment Inventory Model (CI) allows you to keep the inventory costs with the suppliers so you can cut down on the inventory expenses. Both the models have their respective pros and cons.
Here is an infographic comparing them both that should help you come to a conclusion.
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