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  May 2014
 
In this Issue...


"The Core Adjustment Reason Codes"

Multi-Channel Inventory: What You Need to Know

Adapting to Stay Relevant

Mother's Day Shopping from the Center of the Universe

The Conflict Mineral Reporting Saga Continues as Court Overturns Portions of the Dodd-Frank Act

The Art of Collaborative Procurement!

Inventory Management Innovations in a Digitally Converging Retail World

Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?




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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
"The Core Adjustment Reason Codes"


RVCF LogoWithin the last month, The Remittance Coalition announced that they had gained approval from both the X9 and X12 standard committees. With the work of The Remittance Coalition, a simpler set of credit/debit reason codes was created called "The Core Adjustment Reason Codes." Now that the American National Standards Institute has agreed to publish this new abridged list, the hard part begins.
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Multi-Channel Inventory: What You Need to Know
Curt Barry, F. Curtis Barry & Company


It sounds like a sci-fi trilogy: Past, present, and future merge to provide a single, optimal inventory experience. Multi-channel merchants manage inventory seamlessly throughout major business processes and across channels in order to find the perfect balance between customer service and profitability.
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Adapting to Stay Relevant
Tracy D'Silva, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.


Today's challenging shipping environment requires organizations to be nimble and flexible in both pricing and sourcing strategies. The depressed shipping industry of the last 3-4 years has realized the only way to exist is by forming alliances. Hence, we now see the advent of various alliances such as the G6, P3, etc. In the past, carriers had distinguished themselves based on fastest transit and direct services but the current mergers form a more equal footing on a broad scope.
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RVCF will be participating at the upcoming GS1 Connect Conference in San Diego June 8-12, 2014. Stop by and visit us at Booth #302 - ask for Kim, Susan and Victor.


Mother's Day Shopping from the Center of the Universe
Bryan Nella, GT Nexus


Retail expansion and transformation has taken on a completely new look. Online retailers like Amazon and Alibaba operate agile businesses built far from the brick-and-mortar model. As a result, they can react faster to changes and shifts in the retail environment while delivering a unique customer experience. But perhaps more intriguing is their ability to disrupt the market by expanding out in new ways that traditional models struggle to support, such as same-day delivery.
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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.

 

The Conflict Mineral Reporting Saga Continues as Court Overturns Portions of the Dodd-Frank Act
Melissa Miller Proctor, Esq., Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A.

The conflict mineral reporting saga has heated up in recent weeks, leading to more uncertainty for publicly traded companies that are themselves subject to the reporting requirements as well as their suppliers. By way of background, on August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") implemented regulations giving effect to the conflict mineral reporting requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act").
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The Art of Collaborative Procurement!
Ronald D. Southard, SafeSourcing Inc.

There was an older article from USA TODAY by Jillian Berman titled, "Negotiate your way to savings." The lead-in was that Cable TV and cell phone bills are ripe for cutting. A case could be made: so is everything else.
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Inventory Management Innovations in a Digitally Converging Retail World
Dwight D. Hill, The Retail Advisory LLC


Merchandise availability continues to be one of the most important challenges within retailers today. As the customer is demanding a consistent shopping experience across all channels, retailers are forced to innovate and redefine how merchandise is distributed to customers in the new paradigm of "digital convergence."
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Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?
Scott Weiss, Port Logistics Group

Remember the story about the hare that ridicules a slow moving tortoise and is challenged by the tortoise to a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the course. When the hare awakens, however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him.
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IMS Results Count

When Walmart beats Amazon online, will Bezos buy Sears?
The retail wars are only just beginning... Consumers will pick winner.
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