The Adaptive Business Network in Consumer Products Industries

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As competitive pressures on consumer products (CP) companies rise, the industry is reaching the limits of business as usual. CP companies must look to increased collaboration with retailers, partners, and suppliers as a way to build and improve on the core cycles of planning and forecasting. And the blueprint for expanded collaboration and increased automation? The adaptive business network.

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