WALTHAM, Mass. -- A $9 billion Northeast supermarket company has reported decreases in emergency orders, freight costs and inventory as a result of a six-month CPFR pilot conducted last year with two manufacturers. Neither the retailer, which operates more than 600 stores under multiple banners, nor the suppliers -- one supplying cereal, the other paper goods -- were willing to identify themselves, but the makeup and results of the pilot were made available to SN by Syncra Systems based ...

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