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January 2013
In this Issue...

VCF Rebrands to RVCF

RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse Enhancements

Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective

Yusen, We Have a Problem!

Vendor Compliance Data as a Strategic Asset (Part I)

RVCF Press Release



New Member Spotlight...

Barrett Distribution

RVCF is a member-based organization focused on promoting best practices, trading partner alignment and collaboration, and technology solutions to streamline operations, lower costs and speed goods to market throughout the retail value chain. RVCF welcomes new member Barrett Distribution Centers.



Upcoming Events

Supplier Open Forum
1/11/2013
Conference Call

Meeting Customer Expectations:
Tools for Supplier Process Improvement

1/23/2013
Webinar

Retail Open Forum
2/7/2013
Conference Call

Beyond Chargebacks:
The Value of Compliance Data

2/26/2013
Webinar

2013 Spring Conference
4/21-23/2013
Conference

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Complimentary Resources

Omnichannel Considerations for the Purchase Order Process

Holistic Supply Chain Management

You Know Your Supply Chain Needs To Be Updated When...

Five Steps to a High Performance Retail Supply Chain

The Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

Best Practices for Shipment Shortages

e-Commerce in the Distribution Center: Making a Graceful Transition

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RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
VCF Rebrands to RVCF - Retail Value Chain Federation


RVCF LogoI remember riding the train years ago with a friend whose family owned a knit shirt manufacturer of substantial size in NYC. I recall him saying that all organizations like VCF fall to the dark side of retailing. Now, with our rebranding, I see just the opposite - we're shedding light on a trading partner relationship that is in need of support and a neutral gathering place to freely discuss pressing issues, in a macro as well as an individualized environment.
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RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse Enhancements 

We may have a new name but that doesn't mean we've forgotten our roots - or the services that our members have come to rely on. As such, we've made updates to the Compliance Clearinghouse application to help you better manage compliance changes as they occur.
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Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective

With the New Year upon us, we are going to review a few distribution resolutions to be considered for the coming year:

  • Smart inventory management
  • Defined e-commerce fulfillment strategy
  • Optimal geographic location
  • In-house fulfillment versus outsourcing

What is your strategy to make sure you are managing your inventory as efficiently as possible?
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Yusen, We Have a Problem!
The Kaizen Process - How Can This Help You?


Kaizen What is kaizen1? Kaizen, Japanese for "improvement" or "change for the better," refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, and business management. It has been applied in healthcare, psychotherapy, life coaching, government, banking, and other industries. When used in the business sense and applied to the workplace, kaizen refers to activities that continually improve all functions, and involves all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries into the supply chain. By improving standardized activities and processes, kaizen aims to eliminate waste (muda2). Kaizen was first implemented in several Japanese businesses after World War II, influenced in part by American business and quality management teachers who visited the country. It has since spread throughout the world and is now being implemented in many other venues beside business and productivity; in fact, Toyota was the one of the pioneers of kaizen.

This process has been part of our culture supported by a PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) KPI.
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RVCF New Member Spotlight

RVCF is a member-based organization focused on promoting best practices, trading partner alignment and collaboration, and technology solutions to streamline operations, lower costs and speed goods to market throughout the retail value chain. RVCF welcomes new member Barrett Distribution Centers.
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Vendor Compliance Data as a Strategic Asset (Part I) 

For retailers today, it's easy to lose a sale. Customers are informed and impatient - and if they don't find what they are looking for on the shelf, they can turn to their phones and make a purchase from another retailer before they even walk out the doors of your store. Because vendor compliance issues can play a big role in why the products are not on the shelf at the right time, now more than ever before, they can lead to lost sales or even lost customers.
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Looking for a new position? Have one to offer?
Visit the Career Center


RVCF Career Center RVCF's Career Center has been designed to assist employers and job seekers in filling open Retail Supply Chain positions. Our Career Center is available to RVCF members and subscribers and is included as one of the many benefits of RVCF membership.
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