ATLANTA -- In a rare public dialogue, executives from the nation's top mass-merchandising giants, Wal-Mart and Kmart, championed the necessity of Web-based collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment and highlighted each company's plans to ramp up its CPFR initiatives. Acknowledging their CPFR shortcomings and driving home the importance of building Web-based CPFR practices into the supply chain, Wal-Mart's Hans Holmer, strategy manager of apparel and grocery supply-chain ...

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