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November 2016

Upcoming Events

Compliance Clearinghouse Demo & Tutorial
Virtual Event

Retailer Open Forum
Conference Call

Supplier Open Forum
Conference Call

2017 Spring Conference
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA


2017 Fall Conference
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ


Complimentary Resources

The State of Compliance Management from the Retailer's Perspective

Merchandise Supplier Survey: Compliance Management

3 Phases of Effective Supplier Onboarding

Omninomics — Creating a More Connected Value Chain

One Front End, One Back End, One Omnichannel Platform

The Current and Future State of Digital Supply Chain Transformation

The Trading Partner Interface of the Future

The Evolution of the Trading Partner Interface of the Future: Phase Two

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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
How to Reduce Time and Cost in 2017

RVCF LogoIn 2017, RVCF will be zeroing in on process improvement. How can we help retailers and suppliers improve and measure their business processes? How can the time and cost of these processes be reduced? How can visibility be improved up and down the supply chain? How can efforts to deliver the perfect order be expanded to e-commerce?

Most importantly, how can we ensure that the end consumer gets what they want, how they want it, when they want it, and where they want it?


RVCF Fall Conference Sets the Tone for a Successful 2017

During a memorable four-day period wrapped around a historic election night, retail industry professionals came together for the RVCF Annual Fall Conference at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. Let's start with a quick look at the conference by the numbers...


2016 Fall Conference


It'll be here before you realize it!

Breakout Sessions * One-on-One Meetings * Networking Opportunities

Your trading partners in one place!

Register Now and Secure the Early Bird Rate

Merchandise Supplier Survey: Compliance Management

Yusen, We Have a Problem!: In The News Round-up
Mark Kopp, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.

Finally a Good Cigar…
On October 14th the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended their Cuban Assets Control Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.


Ask a 3PL Expert: E-Commerce Inventory
Scott Weiss, Port Logistics Group

Q. E-commerce is really growing for us, but still only represents 10% of our total sales. We also have fifteen of our own retail stores that represent 20% of our sales. So 70% of our sales is to our wholesale customers. Right now we have three separate inventories at our 3PL warehouse. Should we maintain all of our product in one physical inventory at the warehouse or should we continue to separate our product and maintain three physical inventories within our warehouse?

Read the answer...

RVCF Launches New Social Networking Platform

RVCF exists to help retail industry trading partners and peers build stronger relationships. The goal is to continually grow a tightly knit, collaborative community and we believe social media can be a valuable tool in helping us achieve that goal. That's why we're so excited to announce the launch of SocialLink, our new social networking platform.


State of Compliance Management - Retailers

Warning: Approaching Storms
by Joseph Tillman, TSquared Logistics LLC; Karl Manrodt, Ph.D., Georgia College & State University; Donnie Williams, Ph.D., Georgia College & State University

August 28, 1900. The deadliest hurricane to hit the United States meets its first victim – a ship in the Atlantic reporting strong winds and choppy seas from a possible tropical depression. Early morning on September 8th, there were little signs of the approaching storm – the temperature was right, winds were calm and the skies were bright blue and clear. But by late afternoon the storm, with winds well over 125 mph, a hurricane plowed through Galveston, Texas. Most of the citizens of Galveston had little or no warning.1


5 Reasons Black Friday is Dying
Bryan Nella, GT Nexus

Black Friday and Cyber Monday were once vital days in the retail calendar. They were linchpins to profitability for the year and set the tone for the important holiday season. However, according to analytics firm RetailNext, Black Friday sales declined 1.6% last year compared to 2014. They also declined 14.1% in 2014 compared to 2013. Store traffic has suffered as well, falling 1.8% in 2015 and 16% in 2014.1


Onboarding White Paper

Don't Forget: The New Export Destination Control Requirements Go into Effect on November 15th
Melissa Proctor, Polsinelli, P.C.

On November 15th, the new export Destination Control Statement requirements under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will go into effect and U.S. exporters who have not done so already will quickly need to make the necessary adjustments to their invoices, shipping documents, airway waybills, other documents, and their export compliance programs.


Compliance Is an Opportunity, Not a Problem

According to a new report from Moody's, slow supply chains are making it difficult for department stores to stay competitive. Because today's customers are more inclined to prioritize value and convenience, and they have the ability to compare prices in a matter of seconds, department stores are already losing business to discount retailers and online channels. As a result, department stores are facing an 11 percent drop in aggregate operating income this year.


Compliance Clearinghouse

Join us on December 7th 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.

What We'll Cover

  • How the Clearinghouse works
  • What's available with the service
  • Navigation basics
  • Tips and tricks to streamline compliance change management
  • Recommendations on incorporating into your cross functional teams' processes

This is for merchandise suppliers and select 3PL service providers only. Space is limited; registration will be closed once the maximum number of participants is reached. Participation is subject to approval.

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Introducing the Business Payments Coalition: The Former Remittance Coalition Broadens Its Mission
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

In recent years, payment industry stakeholders in the U.S. have been collaborating to improve payments efficiency. A quest is underway to achieve the worthy goals of originating and receiving more payments electronically to reduce the average end-to-end costs of transactions and to enable innovative payment services for consumers and businesses. In the U.S., opportunities to improve payment system efficiency are especially significant in business-to-business (B2B) transactions, which include the invoice, payment and remittance detail.


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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