Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)

Data and process model standards developed for collaboration between suppliers and an enterprise with proscribed methods for planning (agreement between the trading partners to conduct business in a certain way); forecasting (agreed-to methods, technology and timing for sales, promotions, and order forecasting); and replenishment (order generation and order fulfillment). The Voluntary Inter-Industry Commerce Standards (VICS) committee, a group dedicated to the adoption of bar-coding and EDI in the department store/mass merchandise industries, has established Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) standards for the consumer goods industry that are published by the Uniform Code Council (UCC).