Eerily quiet truck stops. Executives vying for the position of vice president in charge of tree planting. Retailers sharing proprietary information with third-party service providers. Cut-throat competitors shipping their products in the same truck. Welcome to the average workday of the not-so-distant future.
And that's a good thing at least when you're talking about inventory. Today's CPFR programs can help trading partners throughout the supply chain reduce stocks while cutting logistics costs. So why haven't they caught on?