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  April 2014
 
In this Issue...


Moving Right Along

Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Smart Fulfillment and Omni-Channel Retailing

The Calm after the Storm?

Out of the Way, Henry Ford - Customization is King in Today's Consumer Relationship

New Member Spotlight

Update: Economic Sanctions by the International Community against Ukrainian and Russian Entities Continue to Grow

Remittance Coalition Technical Reports Now Available

The Factory Outlet - Reinvented!

What is Inventory Records Accuracy and Daily Cycle Counting?




Upcoming Events

Retailer Open Forum
4/10/2014
Conference Call

2014 Spring Conference
5/5-7/2014
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Conference

Retailer Open Forum
6/5/2014
Conference Call

Supplier Open Forum
6/13/2014
Conference Call

2014 Fall Conference
11/2-5/2014
Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Conference


SAVE THE DATE!

2014 Collaboration Workshop
9/2014
Newark, NJ
Conference

 



Complimentary Resources

RVCF Live LINK: Listen Now

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:
Moving Right Along


RVCF LogoWow, I can't believe it's mid-April - where is this year going! 2014 is panning out to be a very active year conference-wise. In just three short weeks we'll be hosting the RVCF Spring Conference in Sanibel Island, Fort Myers, FL. With much appreciation we have exceeded the last five years in attendance.
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Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Smart Fulfillment and Omni-Channel Retailing
Yan Krupnik, Retalon - originally published in PA Times


In the past 5 years there have been several trends that have changed the way retailers operate their businesses. Many of them have to do with how consumers use technology to make a purchase. Pure e-commerce retailers have gained momentum causing brick-and-mortar retailers to rethink and redesign their online channels.
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The Calm After the Storm?
Anthony Paik, Jr., Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.


How has your supply chain been affected by the weather this year? Every year carriers and forwarders face challenges when dealing with the weather; however, 2013-14 has been more than most people could have imagined.
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SPONSOR:
Regal Logistics

See how Regal Logistics helps your business grow with EDI, ASN, RFID & real time tracking, MABD & effective distribution and Charleston, Seattle & Los Angeles ship points: View video...


Out of the Way, Henry Ford - Customization is King in Today's Consumer Relationship
Bryan Nella, GT Nexus


Henry Ford's assembly line revolutionized production. It allowed the Model T to be built in just 93 minutes. It provided a single hub that streamlined the entire production lifecycle and delivered new levels of efficiency and customer satisfaction. Of course, his famous line was, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." Picture telling that to today's twenty-something consumer. The dynamic has made a complete turnaround and today's consumer is in charge. The race is on to find new and innovative ways to engage and serve customers. Here's a glimpse into today's customer-centric world.
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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 The Elf on the Shelf®
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SPONSOR:
GS1 Connect

The GS1 Connect Conference is your annual opportunity to explore how GS1 Standards can help you improve supply chain visibility, inventory accuracy and omni-channel fulfillment capabilities. Learn about GS1 Standards and supply chain solutions; connect with peers, partners and providers; and ask questions from experts. Pre-conference education will also include CPFR® Training and an RFID Adoption Workshop. Learn more about sessions related to your business in The Retail Track.

 

Update: Economic Sanctions by the International Community against Ukrainian and Russian Entities Continue to Grow
Melissa Miller Proctor, Esq., Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A.

As was reported in the March issue, U.S. and European companies currently doing business with Russia and the Ukraine are urged to continue to stay on top of new developments in the growing list of economic sanctions levied against certain Ukrainian and Russian entities in response to Russia's military incursion into the Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea into the Russian Federation. Since the initial launch of sanctions by the United States and the European Union last month, additional steps have been taken by the U.S., EU, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Switzerland to pressure Russia into retreating from its recent course of action.
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Remittance Coalition Technical Reports Now Available

Good news! The Accredited Standards Committee X9 and the American National Standards Institute have approved and published all three of the technical reports developed by Remittance Coalition members.
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The Factory Outlet - Reinvented!
Dwight D. Hill, The Retail Advisory LLC


We all love a good bargain. Think about it - any time you take a short drive outside most major cities you will likely pass the local outlet mall mecca - an oasis of retail that offers all willing shoppers a heaping of bargains and near traffic gridlock each weekend or holiday. Alas, I too have visited these shopping centers, most recently on a mission to replace a set of tired carry-on luggage on which I had logged nearly 2 million airline miles.
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What is Inventory Records Accuracy and Daily Cycle Counting?
Chuck Intrieri, Charles M. Intrieri Consulting

The Warehouse is your Bank. There is MONEY in it. Not pallets, parts, items, bins or boxes, but the company's MONEY. Protect it. Care for it. It has to be secure. There has to be genuine discipline and teamwork to meet the goal of 98-100% accuracy daily.
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IMS Results Count

What are you looking for - the cure or the story?
Defining what good is depends upon the situation and context...
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