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Continuous Replenishment Process (CRP)

Continuous Replenishment Program (also known as Vendor Managed Inventory - VMI) is a vital tool in the implementation of the Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) strategy. It is the practice of partnering between distribution channel members that changes the traditional replenishment process from distributor-generated purchase orders, based upon economic order quantities, to the replenishment of products based upon actual and forecasted demand.

CRP is based on the principal of "pulled" logistics, where the replenishment of a warehouse takes place on the basis of information about sales and other factors necessary for efficient replenishment in the supply chain. The warehouse information values are current stock levels of both the retailer and the supplier. By making this exchange on a daily basis the system makes it possible to better monitor the warehouse and the expected demand. This leads to more effective planning in regards to production on the supplier's side and the management of warehouse levels and ultimate just in time supply to the retailer.

Albertsons sends warehouse 852 data daily for most North American facilities. For the current list of times please visit:  VMI_Job_Schedule.pdf

If your company is interested in receiving warehouse level Sales & Inventory via the 852 EDI transaction, send an email to to obtain more information.


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