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2014 Newsletter Archives


December 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Here's A Stocking Stuffer - How About RVCF Membership for 2015?
Introducing RVCF Advisors Supply Chain and Compliance Consultancy Services
The Beauty of Anomaly/The Power of Why
E-Commerce is Killing Retailers - Here's How Your Supply Chain Can Save You
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Bridging the Gap: The Role of 3PL's in the Journey to "Shopping Redefined"
Scorecarding: Our 2014 Survey Results Are Now Available for Download
What's Happening to Black Friday?
New IT for Shared Warehousing Unlocks Value in Commercial Warehouse Leasing and Storage

November 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: A Year-End Message to Brands and Merchandise Suppliers
A Recap of the RVCF Annual Fall Conference
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Kaizen is NOT a Four Letter Word
Lessons from the World of Ants: Keys to Transformation and Survival
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Omni-Channel - Changing the Way Retailers Do Business
"Made in the USA" - But Then Again, Maybe Not
Digital Innovations Being Unwrapped for Holiday 2014
Longshore Union's Job Actions Spread from Pacific Northwest to Nation's Largest Port Complex in Southern California

October 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Bringing Business Process Improvement to the Payment/Reconciliation Cycle
What is Your Plan B?
Why You Need to Get Up to Speed on RFID Right Now
No Room to Pass along Higher Costs: Brands are Forced to Find Efficiencies within the Supply Chain
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Are You Ready to Challenge the Status Quo?
Newest Round of Sanctions on Russia Will Not Likely Impact Consumer Product Companies, but Continued Vigilance and Monitoring Is Key
Holiday 2014: Another Wild Ride Up Ahead!
How to Serve the Customer Better and Make Omni-Channel Retailing Profitable for Your Company
Are Your Product Images and Attributes Accurate and Consistent?

September 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Digging Up Our Roots
The Value of Pre-Deduction Notifications
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: An Industry That Is Upside Down? Supply Chain Risks Abound
How Retailers Can Win Over the Elusive Millennial Shopper
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: 7 Key Issues Effecting Port Drayage Efficiency
It's in the Bag - California Expected to Become the First to Enact a Statewide Ban on Plastic Bags
The Department Store: Innovator, Survivor, or Both?
Improve Label Quality by Choosing the Right Print Method

August 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: What's on Your Mind?
The Customer Experience is Always Right
New Analyst Research Sites Gap in End-to-End Buying Cycle
U.S. and EU Economic Sanctions against Russia Continue to Heat Up
Enterprise Application Integration of EDI Data - Automate or Customize?
Experiential Retailing 2.0
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Taking a Lesson from Abraham Lincoln

July 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: A Look Back, A Look Ahead...
Time to Put Purchasing Ethics Back on Management's Agenda
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Latin America (The New Land for Sourcing and Expansion)
No Strike Necessary: Just the Threat of Labor Stoppage at Ports Causes Supply Chain Headaches for Retailers
Exploring the Benefits of the EU Ecolabel Licensing Program & New Program Eligibility Criteria for Textile and Apparel Articles
In-Transit Cargo Crime Impacting the Retail Supply Chain
A New Era of Retail: e-Commerce = Brick-and-Mortar = e-Commerce
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: 5 Warning Signs That It Might Be Time for a Change

June 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: The RVCF Fall Conference
New ISF Guidelines from CBP
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Retail Transformation - What It Means for Retailers and Their Trading Partners
Controversy Averted (at Least for Awhile): The Rollout of the CPSC's Proposed Changes to Certificates of Compliance Will Be Delayed
Should I Use a 3PL Outside the NYC Commercial Zone?
The Great Retail Myth: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Dying

May 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: The Core Adjustment Reason Codes
Multi-Channel Inventory: What You Need to Know
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Adapting to Stay Relevant
Mother's Day Shopping from the Center of the Universe
The Conflict Mineral Reporting Saga Continues as Court Overturns Portions of the Dodd-Frank Act
The Art of Collaborative Procurement!
Inventory Management Innovations in a Digitally Converging Retail World
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

April 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Moving Right Along
Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Smart Fulfillment and Omni-Channel Retailing
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: The Calm After the Storm?
Out of the Way, Henry Ford - Customization is King in Today's Consumer Relationship
Update: Economic Sanctions by the International Community against Ukrainian and Russian Entities Continue to Grow
Remittance Coalition Technical Reports Now Available
The Factory Outlet - Reinvented!
What is Inventory Records Accuracy and Daily Cycle Counting?

March 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: The Ever Evolving Retail Landscape
Should There Be an App for That? The Clearinghouse That Is...
Yusen, We Have a Problem! U.S. Congress Must Renew Our Trade Promotion Authority
Assessing Assurance of Supply to Protect Your Business
The U.S. and the European Union Launch Economic Sanctions in Response to the Crisis in the Ukraine
Developing an Omni-Channel Strategy: A Checklist for Retailers
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: How Does the 3PL Make Sure the Labels Are Put in the Right Place?

February 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: 2014 Initiative - Spring Conference Fever
Understanding the RFID Renaissance
Yusen, We Have a Problem!  Stuck in a Snow Drift and No Where to Go
RVCF's Latest Research Opportunities
What Are Retail CEOs Doing to Achieve Operational Excellence in a Consumer Driven World?
A Routed Export by Any Other Name...
Retail Convergence: Three Trends to Watch for in 2014
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Top 7 Reasons Companies Outsource their Warehouse Needs
Multi-Variable Mayhem

January 2014

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: 2014 Initiative - A Look Ahead
RVCF & Supply Chain Insights Scorecard Survey
Yusen, We Have a Problem! Are You Ready for a C-TPAT Exporter Security Regime?
Caught Off Guard this Holiday Season
"The Secret of Life Is Honesty and Fair Dealing - If You Can Fake That, You've Got It Made"
RVCF LinkedIn Groups Discussion Highlights
Vendor Compliance from a 3PL Perspective: Creating a Realistic Implementation Plan
Holiday 2013 Lessons Learned: Re-evaluate Your Merchandise Planning Process

 

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