VCF announces new name change to RVCF - Retail Value Chain Federation
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
VCF announces new name change to RVCF - Retail Value Chain Federation, and expansion of its programs and offerings to better serve its membership.
The new identity expands upon the current base of programs and services focusing on Compliance Management and Customer Relationship Management to now include Supplier Relationship Management, Inventory Management, Product Life Cycle Management, Performance Metrics and KPIs and RFID.
"We are a different organization than we were as VCF back in 2000," says Kim Zablocky, Founder. "We feel we have brought true partnership to the retail-supplier relationship and, to be honest, all parties represented in the RVCF organization are in retailing as an industry. Many of our vendor members have retail outlets and/or sell their goods through e-Commerce portals and retailers are engaging in more private label business. As such, RVCF will expand our traditional focus (and programs) to include Business Process Improvement Solutions for suppliers and Inventory Management, Flow and Visibility for retailers."
In support of these changes, RVCF is introducing the Retail Inventory Planning and Replenishment group. The purpose of this is to include our evolving focus in areas of inventory planning, flow, allocation, replenishment, etc. These expanded focal points show the commitment our organization has to the retail industry in striving for the perfect order through all facets of the supply chain. Five retailers have confirmed their participation in the Retail Inventory Planning & Replenishment steering committee including AutoZone, Pep Boys, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Sport Chalet and The Container Store, with additional retailer participation to be announced soon.
"We're definitely excited about our change to RVCF and the doors that will be opened for our members by expanding our offerings and programs."
Our web URL, email addresses, company logo and monthly newsletter have also been changed to reflect the expanded direction.
About Retail Value Chain Federation.
Driving Continuous Innovation, Collaboration and Perfect Execution
RVCF promotes best practices, trading partner alignment, collaboration, and technology solutions to streamline operations, lower costs and speed goods to market throughout the retail value chain. For more information, visit www.rvcf.com.
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