Supply Chain

NRF works with supply chain professionals to develop resources and advocate for policies that improve the retail industry.

Learn more about opportunities to connect with peers in the supply chain community through our councils, committees and events, and explore NRF's supply chain content, events, resources and advocacy issues below.

Consumer Convenience Metrics Webinar

November 4, 12 – 1pm EST

Join Katie Thomas (Lead, Kearney Consumer Institute) and Brian Ehrig (Retail Partner, Kearney) to learn what convenience means to consumers, how combining trust and convenience metrics help influence priorities and key value chain and supply chain levers to pull to meet consumer needs.

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Tell Congress: Help ease supply chain disruptions

While there is not one easy solution to these supply chain challenges, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 that was recently introduced in Congress could provide much-needed assistance as retailers and consumers head into the all-important holiday shopping season.

NRF Supply Chain 360

June 20 – 21, 2022
Cleveland

Join us for the inaugural NRF Supply Chain 360 as we take a holistic look at the modes and methods needed to build the future, faster. Learn from supply chain leaders, experience a unique Expo with interactive exhibits and make connections to create an ecosystem for your business that can keep it self-sustaining for decades.

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Webinar Series

Join NRF for our monthly Supply Chain Lunch and Learn webinars addressing the most pressing supply chain issues.

View previous webinars on demand (members only)

Sponsorship opportunities

From webinars to conferences, NRF offers many sponsor opportunities to engage with retail supply chain leaders. 

Contact Tami Sakell | VP, Exhibit Sales & Sponsorships | 202-661-3044 to learn more.

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NRF Supply Chain Committees and Councils

Retail supply chain executives at NRF member companies have the opportunity to join one of NRF’s committees, offering opportunities to share information and best practices, network with other members in their field and help shape policy that impacts the retail industry.

Trade and supply chain policy issues

Global Trade

NRF works on Capitol Hill to support trade policy that helps retailers become more competitive and grow.

 
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Latest supply chain news

A new China trade policy?
 
Tariffs remain in place, despite severely impacting American businesses.
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September Retail Sales Grew Despite COVID-19
 
Retail sales increased in September as worries about COVID-19 pushed consumer spending to goods rather than services.
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NRF Statement on White House Supply Chain Summit
 
NRF Statement on White House Supply Chain Summit
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Retail Imports Remain High, But Could Be Higher Without Port Congestion
 
Cargo imports should remain high this month but could see a dip from last year because of port congestion.
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NRF Statement on Biden Administration’s China Trade Policy
 
NRF issued the following statement in response to the announcement on the Biden administration’s China trade policy.
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Tractor Supply Company navigates supply chain disruption
 
Retail Gets Real episode 239: Chief Supply Chain Officer Colin Yankee on how to plan amid current challenges.
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New Supply Chain Program Offers Training
 
The NRF Foundation and the ASCM Foundation announced the launch of a new Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics certificate
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Supply chain disruptions hit Main Street
 
Small retailers worry about stocking shelves and serving customers.
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August Retail Sales Rise Despite 'Trifecta of Macroeconomic Headwinds'
 
Retail sales increased August as consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors.
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NRF to Host Inaugural Supply Chain 360 Event in 2022
 
The National Retail Federation today announced its new annual NRF Supply Chain 360 event.
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Coalition of Businesses, Trade Groups Endorse Ocean Shipping Reform Act
 
A coalition of more than 152 companies and trade associations endorse the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021
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Retail Imports Remain Strong But Growth Slows as COVID-19 Disruptions Continue
 
Growth in imports is slowing as pandemic-related supply chain disruptions around the world continue.
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Resources

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Port Tracker

Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data including container import volume, vessel services, congestion, gate operations and new transportation-related projects. This report is available to all NRF retail members.

 
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Retail Trade Issues

Retail Trade Issues is a monthly newsletter covering trade and supply chain issues prepared by The Trade Partnership for members of the National Retail Federation.

Available to NRF Retail Members only.