Category Archives: Sustainability

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton: A Guide for Suppliers

Author: Jarrod Davis

In every new initiative Walmart develops, one goal remains at the core: commitment to the customer. That commitment goes far beyond low prices and customer service. It’s a promise reaching as local as the community, but as big as the world. Walmart renewed its focus on the environment for its latest initiative. The company sees its responsibility to lead the way…

A Closer Look at On Time In Full with CaseStack

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart’s new On Time In Full (OTIF) guidelines have sparked many conversations in the supplier community. New information brings new questions, and suppliers are looking for ways to improve processes before the approaching deadline. Colby Beland, VP of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, was a recent guest on Focus on Suppliers. He took a deep dive into what we can expect over the next…

Sustainable Consolidation at Sam’s Club

Author: 8th and Walton

Sustainable Consolidation at Sam’s Club For some time now, Walmart has been serious about sustainability issues. From issuing supplier sustainability scorecards to initiating huge renewable energy projects, the retailer is committed to protecting the environment at every level of its operations. Sam’s Club is also becoming much more proactive in the area of sustainability, posing new challenges and opportunities for suppliers.…

Be Proactive! Combat Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

Author: 8th and Walton

The ability to gather, track, and interpret data has changed the way everyone does business: Retailers and suppliers alike. It also means that businesses are increasingly held accountable by governments, and other businesses, for ensuring that their goods and services are produced ethically. Over the past several years, the media and activist groups have drawn attention to the problem of slavery…

Millennial Minute: How Important Are Sustainable Footprints?

Author: 8th and Walton

When marketing to Millennials and Generation Z, consider your sustainability promise. What it contains can make the difference between a successful effort and a dud. On the April 23rd, 2016 episode of Focus on Suppliers, Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, offered a Millennial Minute on the purchasing decisions of Millennials. It turns out that this socially-conscious demographic pays…