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  2018 & 2019 Newsletter Archives

December 2019

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... Twenty Years of RVCF: A Celebration of Collaboration

RVCF 2019 Fall Conference Overview by the RVCF Team

Fit Technology: The Future of Retail is Matching People to Productby Jessica Couch, Fit Technology Integration Expert and Founder of Luxor and Finch Consulting

Re-imagining Retail Challenges Using Design Thinking, by Jeff Warren, President of Barkley Consulting Group

Three Easy-to-Miss Errors Lurking in Your Supply Chain by Jasmine Glasheen

The Autonomous Supply Chain, Powered By AI, IoT, and Blockchain by Jeff Eckel, Product Marketing-Retail & Supply Chain Solutions of OpenText

October 2019

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... Key Steps Towards the Perfect Order 

Pre-Ticketing: Why Retailers are making the switch and measurable criteria for selecting a Ticketing ProviderBy FineLine Technologies 

The Next-Gen Store – What’s it Feel Like?By Kristy Bernzott, Account Manager, Performance Team LLC 

7 Major Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your Back Office (PDF)By Albert Harari, Vice President, Customer Service and Business Development, G&A Services LLC 

CCPA is Coming – Is Your Business Prepared for the Data Requests & Lawsuits?  (PDF)By Stoel Rives LLP 

Retailer Shortage Deductions Don’t Have To Cut Into Your Holiday ProfitsBy iNymbus 

Finding Suppliers to Take the Lead in Cost, Waste CutsBy Hattie Hayes, Sourcing Journal 

"All Things Returns"By Susan Haupt, RVCF

August 2019

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... Join Us at the 2019 RVCF Fall Conference 

Solutions For Disputing Retailer and Shipper Chargeback and Deduction Claims By iNymbus 

  Top 3 Steps to Elevate Supplier Communications By Steve Norris, Director Supply Chain Collaboration, TrueCommerce, Inc.  

New CA Proposition 65 Enforcement Trend: PVC and Vinyl Packaging By Bao M. Vu, Of Counsel at Stoel Rives LLP 

Disputes Resolved with Artificial Intelligence By Sonali Nanda, Vice President of Product Management at HighRadius 

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Success in Your Endless Aisle Program By Steve Norris, Director Supply Chain Collaboration, TrueCommerce, Inc.

June 2019

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ...Why We All Need to Watch Out for Our Bottom Line 

Observations and Reflections on the RVCF Spring Conference (May 5-8, 2019) By Felton Lewis IIII | Principal, Business Development | Newmine 

How to Calculate Fulfillment Cost Per OrderBy Brian Barry | President, F. Curtis Barry & Company 

Label IT Expands into Vietnam and Approved by QVCBy Randy Kane | CEO of Label IT 

Retailers can Outsource Supplier Workshop Planning to RVCF By Susan Haupt | RVCF, VP Operations and Member Services

April 2019

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Managing Retail Compliance: So you think you know it all… 

How EDI and Data Synchronization Support the Omni-Channel Experience By Nathan Munn, InterTrade 

Ain't Nothing But a 5G Thing ... by Kirk White,Yusen Logistics 

Using Year End Financials to Identify Opportunities by Robert Prather, President | Deduction Management Services 

New RVCF White Paper Reveals Keys to Compliance Performance Improvementby Susan Haupt, RVCF 

The Revolution has Begun - Supply Chains and Social Media by Inez Blackburn, President, Market Techniques and Innovation 

Learn to Build an E-Commerce Performance Scorecard at the RVCF Spring Conference: Teknion/Tableau, by RVCF 

Better Business Relationships Through Seamless Order Management by Dean Gemmell, eZCom Software 

RVCF 2019 Spring Conference Workshops: Improve Supplier Performance with Amazon & Walmart Focus | Returns Reimagined Using Design Thinking | Using Tableau to Build an e-Commerce Scorecard, by RVCF

February 2019

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Design Thinking Program Announced

Are Product Data Standards Important? by dataZen Engineering

Managing the Complexity of Ecommerce Returns by Scott Weiss, VP of Business Development, Port Logistics Group

If You Ship with UPS or FedEx, You Should Be Auditing Their Invoices by Kenneth Kowal, Founder of ShipStarter

Quick (2 Minute) Survey Results: Direct Ship Decision Factors and Score Card Question by Victor Engesser, RVCF

Returns: The Bottom Line Bully by Felton Lewis, IIII, Principal, Alliances and Business Development, NEWMINE

RVCF Spotlight: Conference One-on-One Meetings by Susan Haupt, RVCF

Are You Accounting for Supplier Performance During the Budgeting Process? by Victor Engesser, RVCF

December 2018

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: RVCF Is Offering a Holiday Special for New Supplier Members 

California Proposition 65 Compliance for Retailers and Their Supply Chain Partners: Are You Up-to-Date on the Revised Warning Requirements? by Melissa Proctor (Miller Proctor Law PLLC)

 Our Third Direct Ship Service Provider Survey is going out in January! by RVCF 

Your 2019 Roadmap for Global e-Invoicing & VAT Compliance by Robert Gallo, Commercial Manager USA, Edicom 

How to Talk About Blockchain at Parties by Kirk White, Yusen Logistics 

Aligning eCommerce, Trade and Corporate Marketing by Rob Hand, Lead, Trade Promotion, Capgemini 

The Essentials of Dropshipping:  Wish List or Reality for the Supplier?  by Scott Weiss, VP of Business Development, Port Logistics Group

October 2018

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: 2018 RVCF Annual Fall Conference Recap: The Energy Was Contagious

The GTIN Rules are Changing! from GS1 US

A.I. Doesn't Always Mean the End of the World by Kirk White, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.

Supply Chain: Cost Center or Sales Enabler? by Richard Wilhjelm, Traverse Systems 

Is Data Indispensable for Retail Industry? by Pulakesh Barua, dataZen Engineering 

What’s the Impact? Translating Scorecard KPIs into What Users Need to Know by Victor Engesser of RVCF

In 2019, Retailers and Suppliers Will Need Each Other More Than Ever by RVCF 

Member Spotlights: The Betesh Group, McCubbin and Topson Downs

August 2018

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:Time for Both Sides of the Aisle to Revisit and Prioritize the Perfect Order Index

Chargebacks and Penalties for Poor Inventory Productivity? by Victor Engesser & Stephany Goodnight of RVCF

Understanding Blockchain Part 1: Blockchain is neither a Block nor a Chain by  Kirk White, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.

Sears Holding Corporation Transformation Case Study by Peyman Zaman, Logicbroker

U.S. Issues Advisory on Sanctions Risks Involving North Korea (July 23, 2018) by Melissa Proctor, Miller Proctor Law PLLC.

What Documentation Do Retailers Require of Suppliers When Disputing Chargebacks?   by RVCF

Member Spotlights: DSV & Colosseum Athletics

June 2018

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Why RVCF Is Launching an Inventory Management Initiative
Retail Value Chain 101: RVCF Spring Conference Insights - What's Negotiable and What's Not in a Compliance Program
Retail Value Chain 101: RVCF Spring Conference Insights - Tips for Reducing Shortages
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: The Future Will Be Digitized
Update and Key Developments on U.S. Increased Tariffs under Sections 232 and 301 – What Manufacturers, Importers and Retailer Need to Know
Under Goodnight's Leadership, RVCF Inventory Management Initiative Hits the Ground Running
RVCF Spring Conference Recap: Clearwater Beach, We Miss You So

April 2018

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Value (and Fun) Beyond the Sessions – Why I'm Excited for the Spring Conference in Clearwater Beach
Retail Value Chain 101: How to Pack Cartons Properly to Avoid Chargebacks
Retail Value Chain 101: What Golf Can Teach You About Supplier Relationship Management
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Think Traps! (Part Two) – Debate Club
A Game of Chess Well-Played or a Game of Chicken? Significant Import Tariff Increases by the United States and China
RVCF White Papers Shed Light on Industry Challenges, Trends and Initiatives
Importers and Exporters: Use Digital Tools to Save You Time and Money

February 2018

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky: Want to Solve Problems? Pick. Up. The. Phone.
Retail Value Chain 101: Surveying Suppliers and Acting on Their Feedback
Retail Value Chain 101: How to Prevent Chargebacks for Barcode Labels that Won't Scan
Yusen, We Have a Problem!: Think Traps! (Part One)
Poking the Russian Bear: New Developments in the U.S. Sanctions Policy Targeting Russia
Did you know that the Standard for GTIN Reuse across all industries will change on December 31, 2018? What can you do to get ready?


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