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  March 2014
 
In this Issue...


The Ever Evolving Retail Landscape

Should There Be an App for That? The Clearinghouse That Is...

U.S. Congress Must Renew Our Trade Promotion Authority

Assessing Assurance of Supply to Protect Your Business

New Member Spotlight

The U.S. and the European Union Launch Economic Sanctions in Response to the Crisis in the Ukraine

Developing an Omni-Channel Strategy: A Checklist for Retailers

Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: How Does the 3PL Make Sure the Labels Are Put in the Right Place?




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The Customer-Centric Supply Chain

9 Steps to Building a Business Case for B2B Integration

Your Playbook for Creating a Winning Data Transmission Service

Prove Your Value to the Line of Business and Win the 2014 Budget Battle

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

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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
The Ever Evolving Retail Landscape


RVCF LogoThe retail landscape has changed and in order to survive, trading partners have to change with it. Our goal is to facilitate an easier transition and educate the partners so they can successfully achieve the ultimate prize - a better bottom line.
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Should There Be an App for That?
The Clearinghouse That Is
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RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse LogoThe signs of the times, they are upon us. None of us feel complete unless we have our Smartphone within our reach. We don't leave home without it (and if we do, we're unable to function). So here's what we want to know - if we created a Compliance Clearinghouse app, how would you use it?
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U.S. Congress Must Renew Our Trade Promotion Authority
Mark Kopp, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.


After 247 rounds of negotiations (perhaps a slight exaggeration), what did Doha accomplish? It depends on who you ask but most people in the trade community would agree, not much; however, the valuable lesson learned from Doha is that our world of international trade continues to become more complex. It is impossible to satisfy the needs of every constituent in every country in the world. Therefore the recent trend has been to draft smaller regional trade agreements.
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Assessing Assurance of Supply to Protect Your Business
Bryan Nella, GT Nexus


When retailers and consumers think of supply disruption, they usually look at the last mile of the supply chain - delivery of finished product to its end destination. Most of us think about the types of problems experienced this holiday season, when UPS miscalculated daily shipping volumes and was overwhelmed with last minute orders, resulting in thousands of gifts that didn't arrive. The damage was significant.
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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 GT Nexus.
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The U.S. and the European Union Launch Economic Sanctions in Response to the Crisis in the Ukraine
Melissa Miller Proctor, Esq., Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A.

U.S. and European companies currently doing business with Russia and the Ukraine (e.g., purchases, sourcing, imports, sales, online retail, investments, financing, exports or reexports involving these countries) take heed: Economic sanctions that may limit U.S. and European dealings with certain individuals, entities and organizations have been put into motion and are likely to expand quickly. Both the United States and the EU have taken formal steps to sanction Russia for sending military forces into Crimea in the eastern part of the Ukraine as well as target Ukrainian government officials accused of misappropriating state funds.
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Developing an Omni-Channel Strategy: A Checklist for Retailers
Dwight D. Hill, The Retail Advisory LLC


The topic of omni-channel retailing continues to inundate the retail trade headlines. Challenges abound for retailers as empowered customers switch between brick-and-mortar and online, in some cases forcing retailers to rethink their entire brick-and-mortar footprint as a result. Seen the headlines for RadioShack and Staples lately?
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Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: How Does the 3PL Make Sure the Labels Are Put in the Right Place?
Scott Weiss, Taylored Services

For a warehouse that is shipping to multiple retailers, this seems to be the most fundamental question any visitor might ask when touring a distribution center. After all, each retailer has their own routing guide that mandates what label needs to be generated, what information needs to be on the label, and where the label needs to be placed on the carton. And seemingly every retailer out there requires a label to be generated on a carton or pallet.
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IMS Results Count

Is RadioShack a Phoenix or a dead dinosaur still walking?
It is not the largest, strongest or even the smartest which survive...
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