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June 2017

Upcoming Events

Retailer Open Forum
Conference Call

Supplier Open Forum
Conference Call

Compliance Clearinghouse Demo & Tutorial
Virtual Event

E-Commerce Working Group Call
Conference Call

Avoiding Retail Deductions Workshop
Arno Ristorante
New York, NY


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


Complimentary Resources

Fill Rate Challenges for Retail Trading Partners

Automated Deduction Management as a Key to Collaboration

The State of Drop Shipping Compliance

Expediting the Investigation and Reconciliation of Deduction Claims

Merchandise Supplier Survey: Compliance Management

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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
Amazon Goes Under the Microscope at the First E-Commerce Working Group Meeting

RVCF LogoWe're off to a great start! May 10, 2017 marked the first meeting of the RVCF E-Commerce Working Group, which was formed to facilitate the sharing of e-commerce insights and best practices among suppliers and select third party service providers. The group met in conjunction with the RVCF Spring Conference in Arlington, VA to focus on a topic that suppliers have been eager for us to cover – working with Amazon.


2017 Fall Conference


Catch the Early Bird Rate before it expires!

Join us for collaboration, education, best practices, and networking opportunities!

We're looking forward to some great sessions!

  • Dale Carnegie Training Session: How to Sell Change and Communicate with Diplomacy and Tact
  • 2017 ASN Accuracy Study
  • Managing Amazon from a Supplier's Perspective
  • Building a Supplier Relationship Management Program from the Ground Up
  • Sales & Operations Planning Workshop
  • Multiple Drop Ship Best Practice Sessions
  • EDI for E-commerce
  • Small Packaging Audits
  • Retailer Vendor Scorecards for E-commerce
  • Latest in Portal Technology Allowing You to Better Manage Your Factories Abroad

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Retail Value Chain 101: What Suppliers Must Do Before Accepting a Purchase Order

Merchandise suppliers bear just as much responsibility as retailers when it comes to starting a trading partner relationship on the right foot. Just like retailers need an effective supplier onboarding program, suppliers should have a formal onboarding process when bringing on a new retailer.


Fill Rate Challenges for Retail Trading Partners

Retail Value Chain 101: Retailers Need to Understand Compliance Management from the Supplier's Perspective

Based on feedback from 133 suppliers, RVCF published a white paper highlighting the survey's findings, which offer actionable insights that can assist retailers as they onboard and work with new suppliers. By better understanding the capability and resource issues faced by suppliers, retailers can better position themselves to fully manage and guide new supplier relationships, both internally and externally.


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 Arc International and Core Force.


dove It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carolyn Franklin, former Manager, Accounts Payable & Systems Administration, for Genesco, after a hard fought battle with leukemia. Carolyn was great supporter of RVCF, actively participating in many events through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and colleagues during this time of mourning.
Automated Deduction Management as a Key to Collaboration

Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Kinks in the Global Supply Chain…and All That Jazz
Kirk White, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.

Global logistics is a lot like jazz music. Just as a band can never soar higher than its least talented player, a supply chain will never be more effective than its weakest link.


Compliance Clearinghouse

Join us on June 21st 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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Signs Signs, Everywhere a Sign* – New California Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Will Take Effect in 2018
Melissa Proctor, Polsinelli, P.C.

On August 30, 2016, California amended the Proposition 65 regulations with respect to the language that must be used by companies to give clear and reasonable warnings about exposure to listed chemicals in products that are sold within the state, as well as in certain establishments. The new regulations are intended to make the warning signs more meaningful to consumers. Companies that sell products in California or operate businesses in California, such as manufacturers, distributors and retailers, will be affected by the new regulations.


The State of Drop Shipping Compliance

RVCF Spring Conference Highlights

The RVCF Spring Conference took place May 7-10th at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA. This was a new venue for us and the event staff did a remarkable job of making the RVCF Team and our guests feel welcome.


ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Best Practices for Communicating Retailer Requirement Changes
How One Supplier Used Overseas Audits to Reduce Shipping Errors
Suppliers: Is a Lack of Management Buy-In Affecting Compliance?
Out of Control Chargebacks
Why Commercial Zone Fees Are Charged and How to Reduce Them

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RVCF Career Center

RVCF's Career Center has been designed to assist employers and
job seekers in filling open Retail Supply Chain positions. Our Career Center is available to RVCF members and subscribers and is included as one of the many benefits of RVCF membership.

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