WAL-MART CPFR PILOT CHARTS COURSE FOR IN-STOCK GROWTH

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- In a pilot of collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, Wal-Mart Stores here increased its in-stock position of Warner-Lambert's Listerine line from 87% to 98%.CPFR involves joint evaluation of a number of aspects of the supply chain by both retailers and vendors. In this pilot, Wal-Mart and Warner-Lambert, Morris Plains, N.J., examined in-stock issues at the retailer's

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- In a pilot of collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, Wal-Mart Stores here increased its in-stock position of Warner-Lambert's Listerine line from 87% to 98%.

CPFR involves joint evaluation of a number of aspects of the supply chain by both retailers and vendors. In this pilot, Wal-Mart and Warner-Lambert, Morris Plains, N.J., examined in-stock issues at the retailer's distribution center, promotional events and product profiles in the retailer's bu

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