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Walmart Tightens Supplier Accountability with OT&IF

Author: 8th and Walton

It was only a couple of years ago when Walmart Stores announced a new accountability program for its suppliers: On Time In Full (OTIF). This original OTIF initiative was driven to improve in-stock at the store level. Suppliers were measured on delivering shipments at their appointed times and delivering the complete load ordered. Failure in either metric resulted in a fine.…

myths about OTIF

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…

OTIF: Are You Prepared for the August Deadline?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Have you checked your OTIF “Minimum Objective” in Retail Link? Suppliers will be held accountable for their On Time In Full (OTIF) performance in less than 8 weeks. Time is running out to impact your OTIF results for August. There are some suppliers who are waiting to see what happens before they act. Colby Beland of CaseStack affirmed in a recent…

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…

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…

Do You Need To Get OTIF Under Control?

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart works hard to keep up with customer demand, and suppliers work hard to keep up with Walmart. As far back as 2010, Walmart has focused on delivery compliance standards to meet a “must arrive by date” (MABD). These standards hold suppliers accountable for getting product in the warehouse and to the shelves when the customers want it. Last year, Walmart…

Look for a Simple, Solid Solution to MABD

Author: Jarrod Davis

As a Walmart supplier, are you struggling with the new must-arrive-by date (MABD)? Or do you just feel in the dark about when it begins and how you will adapt? You’re not alone. As suppliers wait for the switch to be flipped, some have sought out the simple solution of a retail consolidation and distribution third party service. Prime Distribution Services…

Hear the One About MABD? It’s All in the Delivery!

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart Stores has big plans for 2017 with only one thing at the center of them all: the customer. You know Walmart has updated its guidelines on the Must Arrive By Date (MABD) to improve the supply chain process. For customers, this change will ensure products get to their local stores when they are ready to buy. Even though suppliers strive for more…

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…

This Unexpected Category Actually Drives Trips to the Store

Author: 8th and Walton

Changing values and shopping habits are driving change  — and growth — in retail. On this week’s special episode of Focus on Suppliers, experts discuss two categories undergoing a major transformation: PETS and BOOKS. Pets: A Trip-Driver According to retail expert, Kerry Bailey (Menasha), the pets category has seen dramatic change in the last ten years. Once a pit-stop for pet food…