CMCSP Supply Chain Quarterly--The Consumer Goods Forum, an international group of retailers and manufacturers, has a shared transportation, warehousing, and distribution pilot in the works.

Shared supply chains are coming in the not-too-distant future. That was one of the key trends that the Consumer Goods Forum, an international organization of retailers and manufacturers from 70 countries, identified in its January 2011 report, "2020 Future Value Chain: Building Strategies for the New Decade." In that report, the organization predicts that a decade from now, "distribution logistics will no longer be a competitive playing field" for companies. Instead, analysts wrote, companies will set up collaborative foundations for distribution. Read more!