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August 2020                           
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Cancellation of the RVCF Fall Conference

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s RVCF Annual Fall Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. We had hoped that the COVID-19 virus would have been in retreat by now. However, the virus continues to spread, and Arizona is currently one of the Nation’s “hot spots”.

We plan to be back together in 2021 and until that time, our team continues to support the many services on which our members rely, and will be adding some new virtual offerings to our event calendar in the near future. (See related article below.)
 
Stay safe, and please do not hesitate to contact us at kzablocky@rvcf.com with any questions.

Articles & Updates

 



Inventory Transparency and the EDI 846

Presented by eZCom Softwarehosted by RVCF   Register Now!

Reporting inventory is critical to the business of your retail partners. When their customers buy items but learn that orders cannot be fulfilled, the result is frustration. Inaccuracies that lead to canceled orders reflect badly on the retailer, and can damage the relationship with the offending vendor. In this webinar, the eZCom team will shed light on maintaining compliance with the EDI 846 requirements of your retail partners, discuss ways to automate the process, and provide insights that will help you keep transaction costs low. ... Register Now!
 



Deductions & Claims in a Turbulent Economy: RPA + AI to Cut Revenue Leaks & Fast-track Research

Presented by HighRadius Corporationhosted by RVCF  Register Now!

The current business environment is accentuating the deduction/dispute challenge as suppliers and Customer-to-Cash teams report quickly evolving buyer fulfillment terms, increased claim volume, and ever-changing trade promotion strategies. - improving dispute resolution productivity and recovery could help you put money back into your company’s cash flow.

In this session, our presenter will share how best-in-class Customer-to-Cash teams manage disputes/deductions. We  will walk through the end-to-end process and automation best-practices utilized by World Class organizations to prioritize, research, resolve, and root cause eradication.

Our Presenter will be joined by a Solution Expert at HighRadius who would share a live demonstration of top deductions automation features used by some of the world’s largest CPG, Pharma, and Manufacturing, Retail and Media companies. 


Key Takeaways:

  1. Key metrics and proprietary benchmarking data to assess the effectiveness (recovery rates) and efficiency (productivity) of your existing process
  2. Best practices to prioritize deductions based on the nature of the dispute, resolution bandwidth allocation and recovery risk
  3. Live preview of plug-and-play automation for the real-time aggregation of claim and delivery information from customer and carrier/transport portals and websites
  4. Live preview of AI-powered HighRadius solution to predict dispute validity with 95% accuracy - to focus your teams on deductions with a higher likelihood of being invalid ... Register Now!
EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards Program:
Recognizing Exceptional Environmental Performance

SmartWayThe SmartWay Excellence Awards program for shippers, logistics companies and freight carriers is a recognition program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership.  EPA's SmartWay Partnership helps companies benchmark freight performance and make informed decisions that drive sustainable supply chains.
 
Through the SmartWay Excellence Award program, EPA recognizes leading shippers, logistics companies and freight carriers that are optimizing the environmental performance and efficiency of their freight operations, while serving as role models for other businesses to follow. Typically the top one to two percent of all SmartWay Partners earn this achievement.
 
This year, EPA is hosting a virtual awards ceremony in mid-October. The award recipients are a diverse group who have helped grow the SmartWay Program by sharing their best freight practices with others and encouraging others to join and be part of the movement towards improving freight sustainability.  Many of the awardees include companies from the retail industry so RVCF is excited to help highlight the Awardees.  Our October newsletter will include the full list and a link to the recognition webinar, so stay tuned.
 
For more information on EPA’s SmartWay Excellence Awards, visit https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees

RVCF is an affiliate of the EPA’s SmartWay Program, which helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency.
Summer Sale on Now!

If you have ever considered RVCF Membership there has never been a better time to join!
 
Take advantage of our annual "Summer Sale". Join RVCF within the next 30 days and you can enjoy the benefits of RVCF Membership for the rest of 2020 at 50% off.  
 
Your RVCF membership includes:
  • Open Forum Teleconferences - Share best practices on timely issues with your peers.
  • Career Center - Post a job or look for your next opportunity.
  • Forum Boards - Connect with other members for input on day to day challenges.
  • Webinars - Hear from industry experts about topics including solutions, best practices and practical business skills. 
  • Compliance Clearinghouse*  -  Keep up to date on changes to retailer requirements through our on-line platform and daily e-mail alerts. 
  • Portal Hosting - Host a private, secure group on our website to house your supplier or factory requirements and communicate directly with your users.  
Plus a robust library of complementary resources available for download.
 
Service providers, RVCF offers many opportunities for engagement with our membership community as well.  
 
Contact shaupt@rvcf.com, or schedule a call to learn more.

(* Compliance Clearinghouse access available only to Merchandise Suppliers & Services Providers who purchase the "Service Provider ~ Plus" level of membership.)

Upcoming Events:

8/6/2020
Retailer Open Forum Call

8/12/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call (Focus on Amazon)

8/13/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call

8/25/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call

9/3/2020
Retailer Open Forum Call

9/15/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call

9/16/2020
EDI Open Forum Call

9/30/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call

10/1/2020
Inventory Transparency and the EDI 846

10/8/2020
Retailer Open Forum Call

10/15/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call

10/27/2020
Supplier Open Forum Call

10/27/2020
Deductions & Claims in a Turbulent Economy: RPA + AI to Cut Revenue Leaks & Fast-track Research

Thought Leadership: Research, Studies & White Papers:

Chargeback Management White Paper (Smart Gladiator - LoadProof)

Retail's Greatest Innovator: COVID-19 White Paper (goTRG)

Securing Your Financial Health In A Recession: How Credit and A/R Teams Could Leverage Customer Profitability White Paper (HighRadius)

Webinar: Navigating Amazon Deductions: How Technology Can Help You Tame Amazon Deductions (HighRadius)

Webinar: AI in Credit and A/R-Thank A Robot For Your Next Promotion Presentation (HighRadius)

All About Retail Compliance (and More) - RVCF's Guide to the Perfect Order

CLICK HERE for Additional Resources

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