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Replenishment Processes

Replenishment Processes

  • In this process, a warehouse employee transfers product from a storage position to a given pick position.
  • Replenishment is carried to ensure that SKUs are removed from the assigned storage area on schedule and in the proper quantity. 
  • These SKUs are then placed in the correct SKU stock
    position to help ensure a constant availability of stock at a given stock position. 
  • Replenishment activities include listing SKU positions in warehouses that require replenishment, withdrawing the product from the storage position, and transferring or placing the SKU in the SKU pick position.

Learning Activities

Visit any warehouse close to you and record the following and their functions:

    1. Location storage system in use
    2. Warehousing equipment in use
    3. Storage space allocation techniques
    4. Goods preservation system in place


  1. Distinguish between the following terms; 
    • Warehousing 
    • Storage
    • Replenishment
  2. Storage location systems are normally categorized in fixed and random location systems. 
    • Give the advantages and disadvantages of each location system;  
    • With justifications, recommend the best storage location system for a distribution centre with fast moving goods.
  3. Mention five (5) common storage equipment and give examples of goods that could be stored with such equipment.
  4. What major attributes would you consider when allocating storage space in a warehouse?
  5. Stock Keeping Units are an important aspect in storage of goods, assuming you are tasked to develop and determine SKUs in your warehouse, discuss the best practices that you would base on to accomplish this task.
  6. Mention any five goods that would require preservation in a warehouse. What methods would you use to preserve the mentioned goods?
  7. Using relevant examples, briefly explain how technology can be used in the replenishment of goods in a warehouse.