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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
New Studies from RVCF
RVCF is working on two great new studies for the second half of 2013. The findings of the first study (VAS) will be presented at our Fall Conference at The Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, AZ, November 3-6, 2013 with the second (3PL Scorecarding) being released in 2014.
The first survey will be around Value Added Services (VAS). We all know how this works - we understand the most cost efficient method is to apply VAS at the factory or in the country of origin. However, this study will look at best practices and the most cost effective means by which RVCF members can utilize them so as to be most beneficial to their bottom lines as well as meeting retailers' requirements. We will look at both branded as well as private label and present to those individual groups.
In the second study, RVCF will take a deep dive into the best practices of 3PL scorecarding. This will be done from both a supplier and retail perspective, respectively. We will gather best in class KPI's as well as scorecard structure. We will also look at measuring error rates, shipment/handling accuracy, shortages, timeliness, costs and standard operating agreements.
The purpose of these studies is to reflect our mantra of key elements that drive "Speed to Market" and "Error Free Business Process." Please look for these two studies to be e-mailed to you from the RVCF team in June!