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April 2017

Upcoming Events

Retailer Open Forum
4/13/2017
Conference Call

Compliance Clearinghouse Demo & Tutorial
4/26/2017
Virtual Event

2017 Spring Conference
5/7-10/2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA

Conference

Retailer Open Forum
6/8/2017
Conference Call

Supplier Open Forum
6/9/2017
Conference Call

Avoiding Retail Deductions Workshop
9/14/2017
Arno Ristorante
New York, NY

Workshop

2017 Fall Conference
11/5-8/2017
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ

Conference


Complimentary Resources

Automated Deduction Management as a Key to Collaboration

The State of Drop Shipping Compliance

Expediting the Investigation and Reconciliation of Deduction Claims

The State of Compliance Management from the Retailer's Perspective

Merchandise Supplier Survey: Compliance Management

3 Phases of Effective Supplier Onboarding

The Current and Future State of Digital Supply Chain Transformation

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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
We're Launching the RVCF E-commerce Working Group, and Our Top Priority Is Amazon


RVCF LogoAmazon is a behemoth that only continues to grow. Although Amazon has had an adverse effect on brick-and-mortar retail, there's no denying that it's a valuable platform for manufacturers and brands to sell their goods. In 2017, doing business with Amazon is a must.

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2017 Spring Conference

2017 RVCF SPRING CONFERENCE
HURRY! Discounted room rates
expire 4/16/17.

For Retailers Only:
  • How to Build and/or Update Your Vendor Compliance Program
  • Building Growth & Profitability by Addressing On-Shelf Availability
  • Managing Suppliers Fill Rates & Replenishment
  • Filling Orders from Stores & Distribution Centers
  • Improving Delivery Speed to Consumers
  • Retailer Only Open Forum
For Suppliers Only:
  • Walmart Retail Link Training and Relationship Management
  • E-Commerce Working Group: Amazon
  • Tools for Managing Deduction Resolution & Payment Process
  • Key Elements to Reducing & Controlling Deductions
  • Drop Ship Direct-to-Consumer
  • Order Processing Round Table
  • Business Intelligence Tools that Drive the Perfect Order
  • Supplier Only Open Forum
Participating Retailers
  • Big Lots
  • Burlington Stores
  • Genesco
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl's
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Office Depot
  • Stage Stores
  • Zappos
Agenda-at-a-Glance

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Retail Value Chain 101: What Is Vendor Compliance, and Why Does It Exist?
RVCF

Vendor compliance is achieved when a merchandise supplier, or vendor, ships a retailer's order in a way that satisfies the retailer's requirements. A compliant shipment makes it possible for goods to move as quickly and efficiently through the retailer's distribution center to their next stop, whether it's the selling floor of the retailer's brick-and-mortar store or the customer's home.

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Automated Deduction Management as a Key to Collaboration

Retail Value Chain 101: What Is Supplier Relationship Management?
RVCF


Most retail industry professionals are familiar with the concept of customer relationship management (CRM). That's because most retailer organizations, like successful companies in other industries, have invested significant time and resources to implementing a CRM system that allows them to record and manage data from every customer interaction so they can build stronger customer relationships.

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Avoiding Retail Deductions Workshop

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 Aqua Leisure Industries, Hyman Inc., and ICER Brands LLC.

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The State of Drop Shipping Compliance

Yusen, We Have a Problem!: NAFTA, What Are You After?
Kirk White, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.


January 1, 1994, The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, to its friends) went into effect. A truly bipartisan effort, it was brokered by George H.W. Bush and implemented by Bill Clinton. It has proven to be a controversial agreement – economists say it's great for business, businesses say it's bad for manufacturing, manufacturers say it's tricky for labor, and labor says "Please don't move our plants to Mexico." The new President has called it the "single worst trade deal ever" and has vowed to either renegotiate or abandon it.

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Compliance Clearinghouse

Join us on April 26th for a demo and tutorial on how to effectively use the RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse to cut back on errors and deductions. Whether you're a first time user or a long-time member, we'll show you how to make the most of this service and what it has to offer.

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Chinese Telecom Company Will Pay the Largest Civil Penalties and Criminal Fines Ever Imposed for U.S. Export and Economic Sanctions Violations
Melissa Proctor, Polsinelli, P.C.


On March 7th, ZTE Corporation in China pled guilty in U.S. District Court to charges that it illegally exported U.S.-origin goods to Iran in violation of U.S. law. In so doing, ZTE Corporation agreed to pay $890 million to the U.S. Government, which represents the largest criminal fine and civil penalties that have ever been assessed against a company for violations of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions.

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Expediting the Investigation and Reconciliation of Deduction Claims

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Best Practices for Communicating Retailer Requirement Changes
From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Retailers Want Collaboration. Suppliers Want Forgiveness. What Gives?
U.P.C. Reuse Is Reaching a Tipping Point
Suppliers: Is a Lack of Management Buy-In Affecting Compliance?
Retailers, It's Time to Get Off the Sidelines



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RVCF Career Center

RVCF's Career Center has been designed to assist employers and
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