Category Archives: 8th & Walton Services

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…

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…

8th & Walton Supplier Needs Assessment

Author: 8th and Walton

You know those days when you just wish you had an expert to talk to? A fresh pair of eyes, a person who’s been through what you’re going through now, someone with inside knowledge of the supplier world? You can have it. 8th & Walton’s experts will provide a detailed plan for your specific needs. Our experts are veteran suppliers and…

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…

Marketing ROI: Now More than Ever

Author: 8th and Walton

The supplier community is facing renewed pressure as Foran works to bring Walmart “back to its roots.” Back to basics may be a good thing, but it is certainly putting pressure on suppliers. Suppliers are being asked to cut costs even further. For some suppliers, this may be a matter of scrutinizing the supply chain and finding places to increase efficiency…

Custom Consulting

Author: 8th and Walton

8th & Walton offers an extensive range of courses for suppliers, but sometimes you need to think outside the box. As a supplier, you face a lot of questions that other suppliers also grapple with. You and your product may be unique, but chances are good that the specific issues you face with Retail Link, with forecasting, with your supply chain,…

8th & Walton Business Support

Author: 8th and Walton

Whether you’re in the emotionally demanding stage of getting on the shelf, struggling to keep up during your early years, or working hard to grow your business with Walmart, you could probably use a little support sometimes. 8th & Walton provides that business support for suppliers large and small. Our experts don’t require training, and you can bring them in for…

5 Reasons You Might Need Supplier Analytics Services

Author: 8th and Walton

Big Data like Retail Link has empowered Walmart suppliers to take control of and build their business with Walmart in ways that suppliers could not have foreseen a generation ago. Instead of going with gut feelings or depending on the long experience of a single individual — and hoping they’ve kept up with the changes in the marketplace — your company…

How to Master Retail Link

Author: 8th and Walton

Retail Link is the key to success with Walmart. Suppliers are looking for expert analysts who can turn all those numbers into actionable steps to maximize business results, and managers need to understand what the numbers mean to their results. Using Retail Link often will let you gain a certin level of comfort with the software, but mastering Retail Link requires…

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A Walmart Supplier in Trouble?

Author: 8th and Walton

As a Walmart or Sam’s Club supplier, you know when business is good with the world’s largest retailer — your Retail Link data tells you. It’s great to have that information at your fingertips, but what if you see bad news? If you see numbers dropping, your first step should be to use Retail Link itself, in combination with other information…