Tag Archives: Logistics


Supply Chain Customization: Seasonal to Doorstep with Menasha

Author: Jarrod Davis

What exactly does it mean when we hear “yesterday’s supply chain just wasn’t built for today’s customer?” Suppliers understand the outdated supply chain part, but “today’s customer” can mean two things: First, there’s the shopper buying your product. Your product isn’t just facing them in a store aisle. They’re researching you online and asking for home delivery or curb-side pickup. Your…

3 Things You Need to Know BEFORE Your Buyer Meeting

Author: Brandie Neagles

One of the biggest myths about OTIF performance is: “I don’t work on our Supply Chain, so OTIF isn’t my problem.” Sales leaders and account managers often feel removed from the On Time In Full initiative, but there are 3 important things you need to know before your next Buyer meeting. 1. OTIF Performance will impact Rollbacks and Promotions. As a sales…

More On Time In Full (OTIF) Solutions Diffuse Panic After Deadline

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart suppliers have been hearing about the August On Time In Full (OTIF) deadline for months. Most have been busy making preparations. Outside the supplier world, creative observers have chosen to build more panic than recognize the positive. A recent business article suggested Walmart was “punishing its suppliers.” Sensationalized to be sure, but thankfully suppliers have more options for OTIF help…

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Here Are the 3 Biggest Myths About OTIF

Author: Brandie Neagles

The 3 Biggest Myths About OTIF Hundreds of suppliers have asked 8th & Walton for help with OTIF. Here are the 3 most common misconceptions we’ve heard: MYTH #1: “I don’t work on our Supply Chain, so OTIF isn’t my problem.” Many buyers are starting meetings by asking suppliers for the total OTIF score. If the score is below the mutual…

Are You an On Time In FOOL?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Yes, that’s a terrible pun for such a serious initiative. However, I was surprised to learn recently how much reality there is behind that play on words. We were very fortunate to have Colby Beland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CaseStack, as a guest on the Conference Call podcast. I enjoyed talking with Colby about Walmart’s On Time In…

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…

Will the New MABD Window Help Your Bottom Line?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart is about to celebrate the new year . . . new fiscal year, that is. February 1 marks the beginning of its first quarter, and the start of its new guidelines for must-arrive-by-date (MABD). Walmart first announced plans to tighten the delivery window for product to arrive at its distribution centers and stores in 2016. Since then, Walmart suppliers have…

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Ask the Expert: Do I Even Want to Be 100% In-Stock?

Author: 8th and Walton

Q: “Currently, each of our items has an in-stock threshold of 99%. Our buyer is asking when we will be at 100%. Is this feasible? How big of a difference is 1%? How do I handle this?” In retail, there will always be a push and pull between these competing demands: to drive sales and to maximize profitability of inventory investment.…

This Is What Happens When You Optimize Your Reverse Supply Chain

Author: Brandie Neagles

No matter what company you support, there’s a common issue you deal with on each profit and loss statement: surplus. Turning this surplus into profit for your company is a growing issue, especially in retail, due to various factors in the market: Constant product innovation Swiftly changing consumer preferences High return rates Liquidity Services helps businesses find the best reverse supply…