Return to Vendor (RTV)

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The process of returning products to a vendor due to defects or quality issues.

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What does Return to Vendor (RTV) mean?

Return to Vendor (RTV) is a process used in the supply chain where a product is returned by a retailer or distributor to the manufacturer or supplier for various reasons, such as product defects, overstocking, or slow-moving inventory. The RTV process typically involves generating a return authorization, shipping the product back to the vendor, and receiving a credit or replacement. RTV helps retailers and distributors manage their inventory and reduce the risk of obsolescence or waste. 

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