What You Need to Know Before Walmart’s Made in USA Open Call

Author: 8th and Walton

CaseStack Made in US Summit 2016In 2014, Walmart held its first U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call for U.S. suppliers. Since then, Walmart has made great strides in partnering with suppliers to bring new high-quality, innovative products to their shelves.

If you are planning to attend this year’s meeting in hopes of getting your product on Walmart’s shelves, you probably have some concerns. You know you have a great product, but negotiating a contract with any large retailer can be a challenge, particularly when you must stay in compliance with Walmart’s standards while also maximizing your profits.

CaseStack, a leader in supply chain logistics, can help. The logistics specialists at Case Stack understand CPG distribution and can develop a solution that keeps your products on Walmart’s shelves while also making sure that you have control over your expenses.

Colby Beland, CaseStack’s VP of Sales and Marketing explains: “One very important piece to consider is distribution cost. CaseStack is able to provide suppliers with an insightful plug-and-play cost projection tool that breaks down cost based on shipping origin to destination and velocity by SKU.”

Beland continues, “Knowing your estimated distribution cost before a buyer’s meeting gives you the leverage you need to negotiate favorable margins and terms.”

As you take your business to the next level, don’t leave supply chain issues to chance. Make sure you have a coherent plan for getting your products on the shelf and keeping them there. With CaseStack’s integrated solutions, not only will you be working with experienced professionals who understand Walmart’s processes and systems, you’ll be able to track your goods so there are no surprises at any point in the distribution process.

CaseStack has offices all over the United States, including Northwest Arkansas, as well as select international locations.  Get in touch while you are in town for the Summit; CaseStack’s team of professionals would love to connect with you.  They can be reached via email at consolidation@casestack.com or by phone at 1-855-638-3500.

 

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