RVCF Adds Steven Lahr to Bolster New Consultancy Services

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Former Dick’s Sporting Goods Executive Joins RVCF Advisors to Help Retail Suppliers Develop Strategies to Optimize Supply Chain Operations and Performance.

Steven Lahr

Steven Lahr

Our supplier members will benefit greatly from Steven’s ability to identify problem areas and design advanced supply chain solutions, which provide both immediate ROI and a long-term, sustainable strategy for success.

The Retail Value Chain Federation, the leading collaborative retail organization committed to building profitable relationships between retailers and suppliers, today announced the addition of Steven Lahr as Supplier Executive Advisor. A 30-year supply chain and operations executive, Steven specializes in developing supply chain improvements through operational compliance, vendor integration and flow path strategies.

Along with Retail Executive Advisor Victor Engesser, Steven will lead RVCF Advisors supply chain and compliance consultancy services. Leveraging the unique industry insights of RVCF Advisors will help suppliers better manage retailers’ complex order fulfillment processes leading to a reduction in deductions and compliance charges. The benefit of these process improvements will be realized long term through enhanced scorecard performance that may benefit in reduced audits and more profitable relationships with retail customers.

“Steven brings to the RVCF Advisors team a wealth of real-world experience in virtually every link of the retail value chain,” said RVCF Founder and Chairman Kim Zablocky. “Our supplier members will benefit greatly from Steven’s ability to identify problem areas and design advanced supply chain solutions, which provide both immediate ROI and a long-term, sustainable strategy for success.”

Prior to joining RVCF, Steven spent 14 years as Director of Vendor Integration and Compliance for Dick’s Sporting Goods, where he designed and implemented the company’s compliance program. Steven developed and led the vendor integration team for Dick’s Sporting Goods and was responsible for improving purchase order writing, implementing sustainable flow paths that accelerated flow of product, and developing operational efficiencies that helped to reduce product lead times and replenishment inventories. Steven has also held a variety of leadership positions with Bradlees and Federated Logistics, contributing the supply chain optimization of both companies.

The addition of Steven Lahr and the valuable services provided through RVCF Advisors reinforce the RVCF mission to promote retailer-supplier collaboration and optimize performance, productivity, profitability and efficiency throughout the retail value chain. To learn more about RVCF Advisors supply chain and compliance consultancy services, click here. Retail suppliers may request a free, no-obligation consultation here.

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