Intelligent replenishment

Replenishment and picking go hand-in-hand. No one, particularly your customer, wants a stock-out at the picking face, a situation that can cause delay and disappointment. From a business perspective, a well managed, smooth and efficient flow of goods to forward pick locations will help you to achieve rapid, more accurate order fulfilment with optimum utilisation of warehouse resources.


Inventory replenishment should work in harmony with your picking methods and workflows, with most techniques taking the form of wave, lean-time or opportunistic replenishment – depending upon the dynamics of your operation. Whatever the approach, Invar’s intelligent ‘in-house developed’ software manages the flow of inventory to picking locations in a timely, efficient and responsive fashion, reducing the chances of stock-outs at forward picking positions.

For fast-moving operations, rapid replenishment is imperative, and this is where automation can bring big rewards:

  • Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) offer the potential to pick and replenish out of the same time window, providing flexibility and speed.
  • CTU Robot Systems can be used to transport cartons or totes to a forward pick position and may be deployed to replenish flow-rack systems.
  • Automated Conveyor Systems routing to picking zones can also be used to carry out replenishment processes.

Replenishment is a core warehouse activity that can make all the difference to your ability to fulfil orders efficiently. Invar can help you achieve optimum performance across all aspects of your picking and replenishment operations – providing you with innovative solutions that match intelligent software with advanced technologies.


Invar have provided unrivalled support to the site team; from design through to implementation, the creative and flexible approach has brought the vision to life, resulting in a robust and flexible solution for our customer


Since dealing with the Invar project team for the Stanton / Under Armour implementation I have been impressed with the level of service, knowledge and can-do attitude. These qualities have continued within the residency solution whereby the site is supported in a number of key measures such as a detailed PPM schedule, training staff on equipment, stores / spares management and building support. The weekly review meetings with the team ensure everything is effectively managed within agreed time frames.

Marc Baker
Facilities Manager at Ceva.

In the last 18 months I have seen Invar grow from strength to strength, I was part of the initial process where we recruited Greenstone to support with the servicing and repairs of our Conveyer and box machines, they have grown in that time from suppling engineers to helping us optimise the equipment, expand the area and incorporate changes to layout and process. With the team now fully established at the SDC, I feel we are is such a better situation, with limited downtime, planned preventative maintenance and increased productivity. The Invar team have done a great job, and I am extremely happy with the service that they have provided

Paul Morris
Facilities Manager at Pets at Home