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2017 Newsletter Archives

December 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Balancing Optimism and a Harsh Reality as We Head into 2018
Retail Value Chain 101: The Importance of a Strategic Value-Added Services Program
Retail Value Chain 101: Time to Clean Up Your Compliance Manual and Website
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: What Yoda and Gallagher Can Teach Us About Critical Thinking
U.S. Import Shipments Targeted by Customs and Border Protection for Suspected North Korean Forced Labor
RVCF Fall Conference Again Highlights Value of In-Person Collaboration

October 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Last Call for the RVCF Fall Conference! Here's What You Need to Know
Retail Value Chain 101: Why Suppliers Need Internal Audit Processes that Mimic Those of Retailers
Retail Value Chain 101: How Retailers Can Ensure Effective Communication with Suppliers
Avoiding Retail Deductions Workshop Recap
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Of Sherlock Holmes and Batman…Problem Solving and Deep Thoughts
U.S. Revokes Sanctions on Sudan, Gives Companies a Surer Footing for Pursuing Opportunities with Sudanese Goods and Services
BOPIS to the Rescue

August 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: RVCF Fall Conference Will Tackle New Realities of Retail
Retail Value Chain 101: 6 Questions Suppliers Must Answer When Setting Up EDI
Retail Value Chain 101: What is the Value of a Retail Scorecard?
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: The Wedding Photo that Stopped the Motor of the World
The Proposed Border Adjustment Tax Heads to the Freezer While the Renegotiation of the NAFTA Heats Up
Is Decision-making Overrated?

June 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Amazon Goes Under the Microscope at the First E-Commerce Working Group Meeting
Retail Value Chain 101: What Suppliers Must Do Before Accepting a Purchase Order
Retail Value Chain 101: Retailers Need to Understand Compliance Management from the Supplier's Perspective
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Kinks in the Global Supply Chain…and All That Jazz
Signs Signs, Everywhere a Sign* – New California Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Will Take Effect in 2018
RVCF Spring Conference Highlights

April 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: We're Launching the RVCF E-commerce Working Group, and Our Top Priority Is Amazon
Retail Value Chain 101: What Is Vendor Compliance, and Why Does It Exist?
Retail Value Chain 101: What Is Supplier Relationship Management?
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: NAFTA, What Are You After?
Chinese Telecom Company Will Pay the Largest Civil Penalties and Criminal Fines Ever Imposed for U.S. Export and Economic Sanctions Violations

March 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: You Asked for Help with Walmart. We Delivered. Will You Be There?
RVCF White Papers Shed Light on Industry Challenges, Trends and Initiatives
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: In The News Round-up
Ask a 3PL Expert: 6 Top Retail Compliance Questions Asked of 3PL's
No Stranger to Outside Pressures, Retail Supply Chains Must Adapt as BAT Approaches
The WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Enters into Force: Importers and Exporters around the World Should Expect the Rollout of New Regulatory Requirements
How to Maximize the Value of RVCF's Monthly Open Forum Calls

February 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Retailers, How Accurate Is Your Supplier Database?
Why Commercial Zone Fees Are Charged and How to Reduce Them
Walmart Supplier Training and Relationship Management
Ask a 3PL Expert: WMS and Outsourcing
Using Sustainability to Drive a Healthy Brand
Proposed Border Adjustment Tax, Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) & NAFTA in the News
What It Really Means to Be Proactive when Dealing with Chargebacks

January 2017

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Keynote and Program Highlights Unveiled for RVCF Spring Conference in DC
The Benefits of Speaking at an Industry Conference
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: In The News Round-up
Ask a 3PL Expert: To Count or Not to Count
At the Crossroads: Retail Seeks to Redefine Itself
Status of U.S. Trade Agreements Likely to Take Center Stage in 2017
Can Audit Guidelines Reduce Trade Disputes? Chasm of Opinion, Impact on Profitability
Tools Suppliers Can Use to Internally Communicate Retailer Requirements



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