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  OCTOBER 2013
  In this Issue...

RVCF Does All That!

Compliance Clearinghouse Monitoring Additions

Mexico is the New China

Retail Holiday Outlook Calls for an Elusive Customer Experience

California's New Safer Consumer Product Regulations Have Arrived

Are You Looking for the Right Things?

The Little Inventory Mistakes that Closed a Successful Retailer



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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 members CIT Group and Howard Berger Co.



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Still Using the Archaic UPH System? Shame on You!

EDI User Report

From Punitive to Partnership - Transforming Retailer Vendor Relationships

Omnichannel Considerations for the Purchase Order Process

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

Five Steps to a High Performance Retail Supply Chain

The Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain

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RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse

 

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
RVCF Does All That!


RVCF LogoAs we near the RVCF Annual Fall Conference, I thought it might be a good time to reflect on our values as a Retail-Merchandise Supplier organization. What we offer to both retailers and merchandise suppliers is not only cost effective, it promotes your businesses as a proactive trading partners.
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Register Now for the 2013 RVCF Annual Fall Conference


Compliance Clearinghouse Monitoring Additions

RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse LogoAre you making the most out of the Compliance Clearinghouse? RVCF has recently added more retailers to our monitoring coverage.

If you're doing business with any of our monitored retailers, we encourage you to take a moment to add them to your Clearinghouse portfolio as well as review your current selections to ensure you're receiving updates for all of your monitored trading partners.
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Mexico is the New China
Katherine Doherty, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.


As the cost of manufacturing in China continues to rise, businesses have set their sights on Mexico as they rethink their global supply chain strategies. A growing number are turning to nearshoring - the shifting of production from China to Mexico and the United States - to reduce manufacturing costs.
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Retail Holiday Outlook Calls for an Elusive Customer Experience
Bryan Nella, GT Nexus


Holiday forecasts have started flowing in and, as always, there are an endless number of perspectives. They always seem to be a mixed bag, sometimes contradicting each other. Based on what's being reported this year, here's what we can expect:
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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 members CIT Group and Howard Berger Co.
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California's New Safer Consumer Product Regulations Have Arrived: Companies Should Assess Impact on Consumer Products Marketed in the State of California
Melissa Miller Proctor, Esq., Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A.

California's new Safer Consumer Products regulations ("SCPR") (Division 4.5, Title 22 CCR Chapter 55, §69501 et seq), which require companies to report their use of certain chemicals in common consumer products1 and potentially switch to safer alternatives, officially took effect on October 1, 2013. The objective of the new regulations is to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products that are marketed in the state of California.
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Are You Looking for the Right Things?
Scott Weiss, Taylored Service


There is an old story about a fellow who went to a small town with the thought of possibly moving his family there. "What kind of people live around here?" he asked the attendant at the local gas station. "Well," the attendant replied as he checked the oil, "what kind of people live back where you're from?" The visitor took a deep breath and replied, "They are mean and dishonest!" The attendant looked up and answered, "Mister, you'll find them just like that around here, too."
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The Little Inventory Mistakes that Closed a Successful Retailer
Stuart Dunkin, Data Profits Inc.

Are You a Demand Driven Retailer?
How connected is your inventory replenishment process to your consumer demand signal? For many companies the goal is to plan first and then calculate a forecast. Companies use age-old top-down assortment planning processes and software that is based on slow market place change, fewer consumer options and a less "aware" consumer. Based on the advancement in technology over the last two decades, more advanced companies have started to focus on the demand signals, holding the belief that forecast accuracy alone is the key to success
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