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Collaboration 3.0

11/11/2012 to 11/14/2012
When: 11/11/2012 - 11/14/2012
Where: JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona  85253
United States
Contact: Susan Haupt

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VCF Fall Conference

Collaboration 3.0:

The 2012 VCF Annual Fall Conference will be a multi-tiered program focusing on trading partner collaboration in an omni-channel environment including sustainability, EDI education, global business, a luxury retailer series, RFID implementation, Federal Reserve Remittance Coalition updates, case studies and updates, sporting goods council, retail collaboration sessions and retailer-supplier 1:1 meetings.

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Keynote Speakers:

Major General Vincent Boles, with examples from his experience keeping the U.S. Army supplied and ready, takes audiences through the lessons he learned in his three-decade career as a leader who has built, planned, and executed strategies successfully and coordinated one of the most important and complex supply chains on the planet.

Vincent Boles

Major General Vincent E. Boles
Army Chief Operating Officer for Logistics Operations at the Pentagon Expert on Leadership, Logistics, and Supply Chain Issues

In some of Americaメs most trying times, Major General Vincent E. Boles oversaw the logistics for the most high-tech, agile, and complex fighting force in the world. As the assistant deputy chief of staff at the Pentagon, he was responsible for the oversight of army logistics operations and readiness, force deployment and distribution, and logistics strategy and integration. He now serves as the armyメs chief operating officer for logistics operations at the Pentagon.

Colin Chenery is Director of Organic and Natural Enterprise Group (or ONEgroup), an Australian based company who creates and manufactures the world's first Certified Organic skincare, haircare, personal care, health care and cosmetic products. ONEgroup's range of products stand in a class of their own by being independently certified to international food grade standards by some of the world's most respected organic certifying organizations, namely, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and IFOAM (Europe).

Colin Chenery

Colin Chenery
Director, Organic & Natural Enterprise Group

We deliver many products worldwide to our customersメ homes & retail outlets. Maintaining the sustainable integrity of our products and business processes is paramount. Through systematic evaluation of those processes, we have been able to over offset our footprint and contribute positively to practices that are becoming part of the waste solution. In addition, through streamlining our processes and consistently evaluating our ongoing relationships with our logistics partners, we are able to expedite and increase efficiency on our import/export processes.

Highlights Include:
Federal Reserve

Katy Keane
President, Koncatenate

Inventory Flow and Logistics Collaborative Planning

VCF Luxury Series

Luxury Retailer Series
Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue

Individual breakouts plus panel discussion featuring representatives from the three retailers

Chris Petersen, PhD

Chris H. Petersen, PhD
Senior Partner/CEO, Integrated Marketing Solutions

The Cost of Lost Sales Opportunities Defined
Supported by DiCentral



Additional Session Topics Include:

  • Sustainability
    • Sustainable Transportation
    • Best Practices Panel
  • Global Logistics
    • Global Risk Management
    • Customs Compliance and Regulatory Reporting Trends
    • Factory Social Compliance: The New Hot Topic in Supplier Management
    • Key Chinese Cultural Concepts in Business
    • Communicating Effectively with the Chinese
    • Chinese Working Environment & Negotiating with the Chinese
    • Chinese Supply Chain Management & Regulatory Compliance
    • Moving Goods into Canada
  • EDI Education
    • EDI Basics
    • Best Practices
    • Purchase Order Changes Workshop
  • Inventory Visibility
    • Order-To-Cash in an Omni-Channel Environment
    • Addressing Omni-Channel Supply Chain Challenges
    • Using Mobile Technology in Retail
    • Better Priced Retail - Speed to Market
    • Social Media in the Supply Chain
  • RFID
    • RFID Primer
    • RFID Industry Updates
    • RFID Academia Updates
    • RFID Supplier Panel: Successful Implementation
      • Jockey International
      • VF Outdoor
      • Haggar Clothing Co.
  • Specialized Programs
    • Federal Reserve Remittance Coalition
      • The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is taking a leadership roll in bringing allignment to the Remittance Process and will be speaking at our Fall Conference. A/P and A/R Executives - you won't want to miss this!
    • Sporting Goods Council
    • ASN Workshop
    • VCF and Stratix Label Study
  • Traditional VCF Programs
    • Supplier Open Forum
    • Retailer Open Forum
    • Negotiation
    • Root Cause Analysis Leading to Deductions
    • Deduction Prevention
    • Retail Vendor Scorecarding

Participating Retailers to include:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoor +
  • Ace Hardware
  • AutoZone
  • Big Lots! +
  • Bob's Stores +
  • Bon-Ton
  • Buckle
  • Cabela's +/*
  • CVS/pharmacy
  • Dick's Sporting Goods +/*
  • Dillards +
  • DSW +
  • Genesco
  • Hibbett Sports +
  • Hudson's Bay Company +/*
  • jcpenney +
  • Kohl's +
  • Luxury Retailer Series, including *
    • Neiman Marcus +/*
    • Nordstrom +/*
    • Saks Fifth Avenue +/*
  • Lord & Taylor +/*
  • Meijer
  • Michaels Stores +/*
  • PacSun
  • Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • REI +
  • Sears Holding Company +
  • Sport Chalet +/*
  • Stage Stores
  • Stein Mart +
  • The Container Store +
  • The Exchange +
  • The Sports Authority +
  • TJX +/*
  • Zappos
  • Zumiez

* Hosting a Retailer Collaboration Session
+ Hosting Retailer-Supplier One-on-One Meetings

Available Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

VCF offers service providers a variety of opportunities to position your company to our membership and conference attendees. CLICK HERE to review available options for the VCF Annual Fall Conference.

VCF Annual Fall Golf Tournament
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12:30pm local time

Kick off your conference experience by getting to know your industry colleagues outside the office and on the golf course.

Retailers and Suppliers are invited to enjoy a round of golf courtesy of

Service providers are eligible to register for a fee of $150/golfer (includes box lunch).

Camelback Inn


VCF is currently SOLD OUT of all conference-designated hotel room blocks, however there are hotel rooms available in close proximity to the Camelback Inn. Click on the map below to find area hotels*.

Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 948-1700

Hotel Reservation
Click the map for more information about area hotels, rates and availability.

Note: *Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee and will not be available for a VCF Conference discount at this time.

Scottsdale, AZ Area Hotels

Availability is limited so Register Today:
Member Rate: $995
Non-Member Rate: $1,595

*Conference registration must be paid in full prior to the Early Bird expiration date in order to receive the special rate.

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