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2013 Newsletter Archives


December 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: The Price of Non-Compliance is...
RVCF & GS1 US Announcement
Returns Open Forum Conference Call for Suppliers
Making a Difference in Today's World
7 Ways to Redefine Your Supply Chain to Achieve Operational Excellence
CPSC Proposes Controversial Changes to Product Safety Recalls and Corrective Action Plans
Your First New Year's Resolution: Check Your Routing Guide Compliance Pulse
Core Adjustment Reason Code Technical Report Nearing Completion
Inventory: Share and Share Alike
Supply Chain Segmentation Journey for Retailers

November 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: 2014 Initiative - RTV's
Metrics that Matter
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: China: The World's Factory - Still Focused on Growth!
Going Back to the Source to Better Serve Customers
Recap: Conference Giveaways and Social Happenings
California's AB 227 Shields Businesses from Many Proposition 65 Lawsuits
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: An Overview of Key EDI Transactions
Is the Store Obsolete or Is It the New Omni-channel Hub
The Supply Chain Control Tower

October 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: RVCF Does All That!
Compliance Clearinghouse Monitoring Additions
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Mexico is the New China
Retail Holiday Outlook Calls for an Elusive Customer Experience
California's New Safer Consumer Product Regulations Have Arrived
Are You Looking for the Right Things?
The Little Inventory Mistakes that Closed a Successful Retailer

September 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: A Letter to Our Retailer Friends
Five and Ten: Five Rules and Ten Steps for a Successful Supplier Contract
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Trans Pacific Partnership and ISF Updates
The Customer Centric Supply Chain
Doing Business in or with the Middle East? The Consequences of Anti-Boycott Non-Compliance Can Pack a Wallop
The Best Customers Get the Best Ideas
Four Familiar Inventory Troubles: Which Do You Want to Overcome?

August 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Proactive = Winner
Monitor and Reduce the Purchase Order Lifecycle for Financial Performance
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Innovation in the Global Supply Chain - Being Small and Innovative in a Big Market
Supplier Collaboration Takes on a Whole New Form - In the Cloud
Upcoming Export Clearance Changes and Reengineering of the Automated Export System
Did Sharknado Chew Up All Your Lead Time?

July 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: What Is RVCF Good At?
Complete and On-Time: The Key to Mitigating Retail Margin Risk and Ensuring Brand Protection
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
Big Data Still Poses Big Questions for Retail Supply Chain
Customs and Border Protection to Begin Full Enforcement of the Importer Security Filing Requirements on July 9th
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: 10 + 2 - $5,000
The 5 Most Expensive Mistakes When Managing Inventory

June 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: RVCF's "ICE" Conference: Innovation, Collaboration and Execution
Retail Only Conference Wrap-Up Report
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
Doing More at the Source to Keep Up with the Retail Revolution
RVCF New Member Spotlight
OFAC Now Permits Exports of Personal Communication Software, Hardware and Services to Iran
How Technological Advances Have Increased Supply Chain Visibility
Why Planning and Sales Forecasting are Bad for Replenishment

May 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: New Studies From RVCF
Retail Margin Risk: 5 Critical Supply Chain Steps to Ensure Merchandise Plan Execution
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
Strengthening the Links in Today's Retail Value Chain
Negotiation of the EU-US Free Trade Agreement Slated to Begin in Late June
Women in Logistics - Is There Still A Glass Ceiling?
New CPSC Testing and Certification Rules: Helpful Hints for the Happy Importer
Costing and RFQ's for Soft Goods

April 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: A Look Ahead - Two Great Programs
Driving Supplier Relationships to Extract Maximum Value
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
How to Make Vendor Compliance Programs Work for You
CBP Expands and Modifies Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) Test Program
Elephants, Moles and Metrics

March 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Updates from the Remittance Coalition
Retailers: Free Service So No Vendor is Left Behind
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
RFID - Getting Started...
LTL Carrier Scorecard with Key Process Indicators (KPIs)
RFID 2.0: Taking Item-Level RFID Technology to the Next Stage

February 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: What to Expect in 2013
Innovations in Omni Channel Retailing
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
Yusen, We Have a Problem! Things Are Changing, But We Can Learn From History...
Vendor Compliance Data as a Strategic Asset (Part II)
New "IRANNOTICE" Notice Requirement Slated to Become Effective on February 6th
Applying the Theory of Constraints in a Distribution Center
Planning Inventory a Critical Component of Value Chain Management?

January 2013

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: VCF Rebrands to RVCF - Retail Value Chain Federation
RVCF Compliance Clearinghouse Enhancements
Vendor Compliance: From a 3PL Perspective
Yusen, We Have a Problem! The Kaizen Process - How Can This Help You?
Vendor Compliance Data as a Strategic Asset (Part I)

 

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