VICS to Lead CPFR Certification Program

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VICS to Lead CPFR Certification Program


The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association is presenting the VICS CPFR 2-Day Certification Program November 8-9 at the Lawrenceville, N.J. headquarters of GS1 US. Joseph Andraski, president and CEO of VICS, and Stephan Brady, Ph.D., VICS associate and founder of supply chain innovations today, will lead the session.

The VICS Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) Certification is an intensive two-day program focused approach of “Essences,” “Principles” and “Practices,” according to VICS. Essences focus on topics such as change management. Principles include supply chain management fundamentals and a deep-dive into the CPFR Process model. Practices involve the case studies that show a practical approach to doing CPFR. The program also offers a perspective on the linkage of sales and operations planning and CPFR.

“VICS is offering a session on CPFR that will help managers understand the role, impact and importance of effective collaboration within their organization and learn how to become the catalyst for change,” said Andraski. “Attendees will learn how collaborative organizations positively impact the bottom line through higher levels of customer satisfaction and performance metrics. It’s a session no one in marketing, sales, category management or supply chain management should miss.”

The course fee for VICS members is $1,500 and covers course materials, refreshments and lunch both days. The fee for non-members is $1,800

Those interested in taking the course can register at

The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association develops voluntary guidelines, often referred to as “standards,” and new best practices designed to lower costs and increase availability of products for consumers.