RPE Solutions

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Vendor Compliance

Vendor Compliance Benefits

Improve on-time delivery
Reduce total order cycle
Increase total fill rate
Optimize net cost recoveries
Improve initial fill rate
Increase PO accuracy

Identify, Capture and Respond to Vendor Compliance Issues

Improve supply chain performance with retail Vendor Compliance. Discover a platform to address performance issues that cost you lost sales and excess labor. A unified view of your supply chain performance presents opportunities for continuous improvement to gain control and recapture profits.

Vendor Compliance solutions implemented by RPE help to drive a unified understanding of your entire supply chain. Today’s solutions aggregate data from disparate systems and provides a holistic understanding of your operations so that nothing is left to chance. Through a combination of software and professional services, the solutions automate the supplier compliance process and provide end-to-end supply chain visibility to the purchase order lifecycle.

Vendor Compliance Features and Capabilities

Provides on-time and in full monitoring with standard or custom supplier scorecards. Includes promotional PO tracking and visibility and PO lifecycle monitoring to understand shipping variability.

Hosting capabilities for supplier requirement guides, documents and training video.

Includes automatically e-mailed nightly performance exceptions with photo documentation. Allows consistent data sharing to unify suppliers, merchants and operations.

Capture trouble shipments rapidly via tablets or phones. Features Advance Ship Notices (ASN) performance monitoring to ensure merchandise flow and Transportation Management Solutions (TMS) to minimize freight expense. Provides supplier audit recommendations based on past performance.

Features automated chargeback calculation, deduction and notification with automated debits and credits via AP interface. Includes dynamic payables discounting capabilities.

Stop Losing Profit Due to Vendor Issues

RPE can show you how to identify and improve supplier compliance issues. Whether issues are detected automatically or manually, you can gain control and recapture the profit that is slipping away when there are disruptions in your supply chain due to vendor non-compliance.


Some forms of poor vendor compliance include:

  • Shipping too early or too late
  • Shipped after cancel date
  • Incomplete shipments (back orders/canceled items)
  • Multiple shipments that should be combined
  • Shipping via the incorrect method/carrier
  • Shipping substitute items without authorization
  • Incorrect item packaging
  • Incorrect/substitute UPC
  • Incorrect carton pack, inner pack or pre-pack
  • Improper labeling
  • Improper pallet configuration
  • Wrong or missing PO number on shipment, invoice, etc.
  • Poor quality product/out of spec
  • Missing or inaccurate ASN