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WWRE ROLLS OUT CPFR-- The Worldwide Retail Exchange here is rolling out a Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) program to all 58 of its retailing members.WWRE officials said recently the rollout follows a successful "controlled" test of the program it calls "Collaborative Planner, version 2.0.""The WWRE Collaborative Planner, powered by i2 Technologies, is designed to allow

WWRE ROLLS OUT CPFR

-- The Worldwide Retail Exchange here is rolling out a Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) program to all 58 of its retailing members.

WWRE officials said recently the rollout follows a successful "controlled" test of the program it calls "Collaborative Planner, version 2.0."

"The WWRE Collaborative Planner, powered by i2 Technologies, is designed to allow retailers and suppliers to contribute to their bottom line by sharing information on strategic plans, sales and order forecasting and replenishment," said Don Norman, chief information officer, WWRE.

In March, WWRE began piloting the CPFR program. It then moved into what it is calling a "controlled" launched phase in June in which 11 retailers and nine suppliers traded 480 items over 45 distribution centers throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.