RVCF Fall 20th Anniversary Conference
From the Desk of Kim Zablocky
Greetings from my home office. There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully it’s not a freight train! That said, the Coronavirus has changed every facet of our lives. But life moves on, we simply need to deal with it smartly. Wear mask, wash your hands etc..
Now for a fantastic announcement …The RVCF 20th Anniversary Fall Conference is on! We plan to reflect on the 20 years of retailer/supplier collaboration. We hope to have some original past members in attendance, plus we are hosting the famous Mummy Mountain cookout!
The Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn and Spa, November 8th-11th 2020, hopefully the election will be over by then 😊. A tremendous amount of planning will go into this year’s event. We are hoping that by November there will be some form of normalcy.
Let me highlight a few sessions that I feel need promotion, that is EDI 856 and 860 workflow best practice, respectively. Both the perfect order and On Time In Full can be gained by improving your supply chain performance with these tools. We will hear from both retailers as well as brands on how they have collaborated to achieve improved efficiencies.
In addition, Managing TMS & Routing to Improve OTIF, Inbound Audit Best Practice and new digital tools for on-boarding new and existing merchandise suppliers. Not to be forgotten, there will be plenty of sessions focused on Drop Ship/Direct to Consumer Speed/Efficiency.
Once again, as is our custom, the Conference will include; Open forums, full day Design Thinking session, and of course one-on-ones.
RVCF will make sure that the Fall Conference is safe, with plenty of distancing that meets CDC requirements. Also, keep in mind that the Marriott International is doing all it can to assure you a healthy and sanitized environment.
Let me leave you by saying, have a wonderful and safe Summer! We’ll see you soon.