Strategic Supply Chain Council

The Strategic Supply Chain Council provides senior-level executives guidance and technical expertise on issues affecting retailers’ management and security of their international supply chains.

This council shares updates on supply chain issues and convenes NRF members to converse on key challenges and legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the retail supply chain.


The council convenes through monthly conference calls and two in-person meetings per year.

Ad hoc calls are held as needed.


The NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council is open to senior-level executives within NRF member retail companies, such as those responsible for the global supply chain, transportation, sustainability and logistics.

How to join

To join the NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council or learn more about NRF’s supply chain-focused activities, fill out the form below or contact Jon Gold, NRF’s vice president of supply chain and customs policy.

Interested in joining a council, but unsure which is right for you or if your company is a member? Don't miss out on being part of our community. Connect with the team at to learn more.

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Understanding the impact of California’s climate disclosure laws

Log in to watch this members-only webinar featuring legal experts from Lehotsky Keller Cohn LLP. California Governor Newsom signed two climate disclosure bills passed by the California Legislature that will affect larger NRF members.

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Certifying the auditors: Setting standards for independent social compliance audits

Watch this members-only webinar to learn more about the Association of Professional Social Compliance (APSCA) program. Speakers from the APSCA, the Walt Disney Company and Home Depot will discuss the importance of having certified auditors performing social compliance audits.


Supply Chain Resources

The NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council provides strategic leadership in support of NRF’s other supply chain-focused member communities, including the International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC)Sustainability Council and Food Supply Chain Committee

The NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council members may request benchmarking surveys of council members.

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Supply Chain Resource Center
NRF works with supply chain professionals to develop resources and policies that improve the retail industry.
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Global Port Tracker
Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data.
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Retail Trade Issues: September 2021
Global retail trade updates from SoCal to Japan.
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Global Trade
U.S. companies need modern trade policy in order to become more competitive and grow.
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Retail Events
NRF produces and supports events all year long. Explore our featured events or browse through our full calendar.
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Benchmarking Surveys
Retail Law Resource Center compiled benchmarking surveys capturing data on WFH policies, PTO during COVID-19 and more.
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Strategic Supply Chain Council interest form