JDA RedPrairie Replenishment Strategies

What replenishment strategies are used in JDA RedPrairie?

There are five main JDA RedPrairie WMS replenishment strategies. Each strategy corresponds to specific situations where they are used. The Accelogix team has experience working with each of them on various projects and can work with your team to find the right strategy for your unique requirements.

Emergency Replenishment Strategy

  • You don’t have needed inventory in your warehouse, but you have requests for it
  • You have to request the replenishment before you can pick, so you’re reacting to orders for inventory that’s not currently in the correct pickable state

On-demand Replenishment Strategy

  • Comparable to an emergency replenishment, in that you have demand for product that is currently not in your pick location
  • You release the pick and the replenishment at the same time
  • The replenishment goes out in the work queue at a higher priority, and therefore should be done before the pick
  • The system will also allow you to use pre-inventory allocation (PIA) to overfill a location because it knows you have workers coming to pick a certain item

Triggered Replenishment Strategy

  • This replenishment is set up before you have to pick the item
  • If a location you’re picking out of falls below a certain threshold, replenishment is requested for you so that you do not hold up picking
  • Ties in with a good slotting program to keep track of how much inventory, and how many locations you will need, for a certain Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) or part number

Manual Replenishment Strategy

  • Manual replenishment is based off of triggered replenishment
  • Manual replenishment allows you to trigger a replenishment to manually fill a location back up to the maximum

Top-off Replenishment Strategy

  • Usually performed on 3rd shift or when you have some down time
  • You go to your slotted pick faces and make sure all of the bins are full