LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- In an effort to bring clarity and drive adoption of CPFR, the VICS standards organization here has released a new business process model to replace a more complex nine-step model. The nine-step model prompted many comments that CPFR (Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment), a standard way by which trading partners can collaborate on replenishment and merchandising, was "rigid, complex, expensive and time-consuming," said Joe Andraski, managing director ...

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