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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: 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…


How to Reduce Shoplifting Now — 4 Tips

Author: Marie Clapper

Shoplifting — or shrinkage as it’s called in the retailer community — is bad for everyone. It hurts the retailer (no dollars at the cash register), the supplier (no payment for merchandise delivered to the store), and the honest consumer (higher prices to cover shrinkage losses). It’s not a small issue. According to Fortune.com, each year Walmart alone loses about 3 billion…

4 Big Issues with On Time In Full (OTIF)

Author: Jarrod Davis

Many questions still loom around Walmart’s introduction of On Time In Full (OTIF) guidelines for suppliers. While strict adherence to OTIF won’t go into effect until August 2017, strategic companies are working to improve their replenishment processes now. To shed some light on the new expectations, Colby Beland, VP of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, clarified some of the common issues…

Ask the Expert: What Is the Difference Between a Shipper and an Assortment?

Author: 8th and Walton

Q: What is the difference between an assortment and a shipper — and when do I need to use them? First things first: Assortment is a term used to describe more than one item with different UPC codes grouped together for shipping and/or ordering purposes. The Prime or Parent is the Walmart item number representing the group of individual items to be…

Joel Graham

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.…