The 2012 VCF Annual Fall Conference will be a multi-tiered program focusing on trading partner collaboration in an omni-channel environment including sustainability, EDI education, global business, a luxury retailer series, RFID implementation, Federal Reserve Remittance Coalition updates, case studies and updates, sporting goods council, retail collaboration sessions and retailer-supplier 1:1 meetings.
Major General Vincent Boles, with examples from his experience keeping the U.S. Army supplied and ready, takes audiences through the lessons he learned in his three-decade career as a leader who has built, planned, and executed strategies successfully and coordinated one of the most important and complex supply chains on the planet.
Major General Vincent E. Boles
Army Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations at the Pentagon Expert on Leadership, Logistics, and Supply Chain Issues
In some of Americaﾒs most trying times, Major General Vincent E. Boles oversaw the logistics for the most high-tech, agile, and complex fighting force in the world. As the assistant deputy chief of staff at the Pentagon, he was responsible for the oversight of army logistics operations and readiness, force deployment and distribution, and logistics strategy and integration. He now serves as the armyﾒs chief operating officer for logistics operations at the Pentagon.
Colin Chenery is Director of Organic and Natural Enterprise Group (or ONEgroup), an Australian based company who creates and manufactures the world's first Certified Organic skincare, haircare, personal care, health care and cosmetic products. ONEgroup's range of products stand in a class of their own by being independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world's most respected organic certifying organizations, namely, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and IFOAM (Europe).
Director, Organic & Natural Enterprise Group
We deliver many products worldwide to our customersﾒ homes & retail outlets. Maintaining the sustainable integrity of our products and business processes is paramount. Through systematic evaluation of those processes, we have been able to over offset our footprint and contribute positively to practices that are becoming part of the waste solution. In addition, through streamlining our processes and consistently evaluating our ongoing relationships with our logistics partners, we are able to expedite and increase efficiency on our import/export processes.
Inventory Flow and Logistics Collaborative Planning
Luxury Retailer Series
Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue
Individual breakouts plus panel discussion featuring representatives from the three retailers
Chris H. Petersen, PhD
Senior Partner/CEO, Integrated Marketing Solutions
The Cost of Lost Sales Opportunities Defined
Supported by DiCentral
Additional Session Topics Include:
- Sustainable Transportation
- Best Practices Panel
- Global Logistics
- Global Risk Management
- Customs Compliance and Regulatory Reporting Trends
- Factory Social Compliance: The New Hot Topic in Supplier Management
- Key Chinese Cultural Concepts in Business
- Communicating Effectively with the Chinese
- Chinese Working Environment & Negotiating with the Chinese
- Chinese Supply Chain Management & Regulatory Compliance
- Moving Goods into Canada
- EDI Education
- EDI Basics
- Best Practices
- Purchase Order Changes Workshop
- Inventory Visibility
- Order-To-Cash in an Omni-Channel Environment
- Addressing Omni-Channel Supply Chain Challenges
- Using Mobile Technology in Retail
- Better Priced Retail - Speed to Market
- Social Media in the Supply Chain
- RFID Primer
- RFID Industry Updates
- RFID Academia Updates
- RFID Supplier Panel: Successful Implementation
- Jockey International
- VF Outdoor
- Haggar Clothing Co.
- Specialized Programs
- Federal Reserve Remittance Coalition
- The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is taking a leadership roll in bringing allignment to the Remittance Process and will be speaking at our Fall Conference. A/P and A/R Executives - you won't want to miss this!
- Sporting Goods Council
- ASN Workshop
- VCF and Stratix Label Study
- Traditional VCF Programs
- Supplier Open Forum
- Retailer Open Forum
- Root Cause Analysis Leading to Deductions
- Deduction Prevention
- Retail Vendor Scorecarding
Participating Retailers to include:
- Academy Sports + Outdoor +
- Ace Hardware
- Big Lots! +
- Bob's Stores +
- Cabela's +/*
- Dick's Sporting Goods +/*
- Dillards +
- DSW +
- Hibbett Sports +
- Hudson's Bay Company +/*
- jcpenney +
- Kohl's +
- Luxury Retailer Series, including *
- Neiman Marcus +/*
- Nordstrom +/*
- Saks Fifth Avenue +/*
- Lord & Taylor +/*
- Michaels Stores +/*
- Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack
- Pier 1 Imports
- REI +
- Sears Holding Company +
- Sport Chalet +/*
- Stage Stores
- Stein Mart +
- The Container Store +
- The Exchange +
- The Sports Authority +
- TJX +/*
* Hosting a Retailer Collaboration Session
+ Hosting Retailer-Supplier One-on-One Meetings
VCF offers service providers a variety of opportunities to position your company to our membership and conference attendees. CLICK HERE to review available options for the VCF Annual Fall Conference.
VCF Annual Fall Golf Tournament
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12:30pm local time
Kick off your conference experience by getting to know your industry colleagues outside the office and on the golf course.
Retailers and Suppliers are invited to enjoy a round of golf courtesy of
Service providers are eligible to register for a fee of $150/golfer (includes box lunch).
VCF is currently SOLD OUT of all conference-designated hotel room blocks, however there are hotel rooms available in close proximity to the Camelback Inn. Click on the map below to find area hotels*.
Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa
**WAITING LIST AVAILABLE**
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Note: *Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee and will not be available for a VCF Conference discount at this time.
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