Tag Archives: Logistics

RJW Prepares Walmart Suppliers for BTS and Holiday 2020

Author: 8th and Walton

To say the beginning of 2020 came with supply chain disruption is an understatement. A combination of COVID-19, sales spikes, product shortages, growth in online shopping, and new consumer demands has altered what the second half will look like.  Walmart suppliers are now planning for the busy third and fourth quarters much differently and cautiously. RJW Logistics Group worked with Walmart…

Walmart’s OT&IF: What’s the Biggest Challenge?

Author: 8th and Walton

https://youtu.be/jd5H9_sHI68 (Editor’s note: Do you need help navigating Walmart’s OT&IF scorecard? Our team at 8th & Walton can take you through a step-by-step class. Or, if you need more help eliminating OT&IF fines, we can do the work for you!) February brings two important events for Walmart suppliers: the beginning of Walmart’s fiscal year the annual Supplier Growth Forum (a.k.a. Walmart’s…

The Big Trend Hurting Small Walmart Suppliers

Author: 8th and Walton

https://youtu.be/tv64jsW1YMc As retailers like Walmart strive to serve customers with a variety of brands and shopping platforms, new demands hit suppliers with the changing expectations. The biggest issue? Small and mid-size suppliers are held to the same standards as large national brands. When smaller Walmart suppliers don’t have their own logistics network, costs can skyrocket when playing in the same space…

CaseStack Provides Big Services to Smaller Suppliers

Author: Jarrod Davis

 As a small to mid-size supplier, what’s the biggest cost in doing business with Walmart? Most struggles will be, or lead back to, supply chain. While Walmart strives to provide assortment with all sized brands, smaller suppliers can struggle to adapt to the national retailer’s warehousing processes. That’s where consolidation companies like CaseStack provide a solution. We recently spoke with…

Walmart OTIF 2019 vs. Truck Driver Capacity

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Do you have questions about OTIF, your OTIF scorecard, or penalties? Click here to ask a Walmart OTIF expert for help!) The Walmart On Time In Full (OTIF) initiative saw various updates in 2018. From changing delivery windows to adjusting the exception process, Walmart is working toward the end goal of keeping shelves stocked for customers. During the process, suppliers continue…

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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: 8th and Walton

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: 8th and Walton

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…