Category Archives: 8th & Walton Courses

OTIF: Mastering Walmart’s On Time In Full Guidelines

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Are you a new supplier working with Walmart? Understanding the OTIF process is a must! Click here to talk with one of our advisory experts to get your questions answered before your next buyer meeting.) There’s a new metric in town. If you’re a Walmart Supplier, your replenishment focus is now centered around four letters: OTIF. On Time In…

Retail Link

Retail Link Training for Walmart Suppliers

Author: 8th and Walton

Sam Walton wanted to share lots of information with Walmart’s suppliers. Lots of information. Walmart systems has about 583 terabytes of information, while the Library of Congress contains about 10 terabytes. Interestingly, Walmart buyers were uncertain that suppliers ought to have access to that data. Some felt that they might have less leverage if suppliers could see just how they were…

Webinar Spells Out Walmart Label Requirements

Author: 8th and Walton

A new webinar from 8th & Walton is aimed at keeping Walmart suppliers from having to ask, “That store has plenty of product on-hand. Why are we seeing zero sales?” The answer is usually the same: The product arrived, was checked in, then got misplaced or lost in the back of the store. Walmart has focused on the issue of backroom product…

That First Impression: Grabbing Customers with Product Pages

Author: 8th and Walton

“You never get a second chance to make that first impression” is as true as it is cliché for the online customer. Today’s shoppers are educating themselves about your goods and services long before they see a friendly greeter at the door or colorful signs in the store window. With the ability to shop, compare and purchase without leaving home, dynamic…

Managing the Omni-Channel Experience

Author: 8th and Walton

  The omni-channel consumer is shaping the future of retail. 80% of shoppers check prices online, a third of them using smartphones or other mobile devices while inside the brick-and-mortar store. The line between online and offline shopping has become so blurred that Macy’s, an early leader in omni-channel merchandising, now refers to itself as an “omni-channel retail organization operating stores…

What’s that Deduction for?

Author: 8th and Walton

Tracking deductions can be a headache, but you can reduce the pounding in your temples by following a few simple steps. First, remind yourself that knowledge is power. Just sighing and swearing and moving on won’t help you avoid fewer deductions in future, but identifying the causes of the deductions can reduce the number of deductions you have to deal with.…

Retail Link Monday Morning Report

Author: 8th and Walton

It’s Monday morning — so how is your Walmart business doing? A Monday Morning Report lets you answer that question with confidence. But if your Monday morning report is an Excel file with hundreds of lines, you won’t be able to formulate that answer quickly and confidently and head into your week with confidence. You need a dashboard showing the most…

Facebook Talks 8th & Walton

Author: 8th and Walton

The NWA Walmart Suppliers Support Group at Facebook had an interesting question on the wall: “8th and Walton classes – good way to brush up on skills when you have been in a rut for a while or waste of money?” Half a dozen 8th & Walton clients have weighed in already, saying things like this: I’ve taken several classes and…

Retail Link Training with 8th & Walton

Author: 8th and Walton

The City Wire mentioned earlier this week that Walmart suppliers must be prepared to use Retail Link, Walmart’s proprietary POS software. They said that former Walmart buyer Bill May told them that new suppliers need training on how to use Retail Link “because it’s essential to see how a product is doing on the shelf.” They went on to report that…

Online Courses Supply Chain Training

Author: 8th and Walton

Summer’s coming! Maybe your company has a lot of people out for vacation and conferences. Or it might be business as usual at work, but your volunteer commitments and family activities are fewer. Maybe it’s just a state of mind. For many of us in the supplier community, though, summer is the right time for professional development. 8th & Walton offers…