Tag Archives: Supply Chain

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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 Suppliers understand the outdated supply chain part, but “today’s customer” can mean two things: First, there’s the shopper buying your product.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…

Supply Chain: New Insight and Foresight from Menasha

Author: Jarrod Davis

Here’s the understatement of our time: Yesterday’s supply chain was not set up for today’s shopper. As a supplier, you may already realize that shoppers’ demands and technology’s evolution change so fast that your supply chain struggles to even keep up. It’s a challenge that Kerry Bailey, Director of Retail at Menasha, and his team help suppliers with each week. As…

OTIF Updates and Capacity Issues Impact Walmart Suppliers

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart suppliers have been hit with multiple issues in supply chain over recent months: On Time In Full (OTIF) updates Capacity issues in the market Changes in government regulations Cost increases due to unanticipated demand Colby Beland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, has been helping suppliers navigate these waters since OTIF was first announced. He sat down with…

Major Retail Changes All Lead Back to E-Commerce

Author: Jarrod Davis

(Editor’s note: Walmart is constantly innovating as it ventures further into e-commerce. Don’t get left behind! Click here to learn more about growing your online sales with Walmart.) New product lines, numerous acquisitions, branding overhauls. . .retail news has been filled with headlines of companies striving to entice the online shopper. As major players try each month to “one-up” each other for…

Calling On Walmart? Plan Your Packaging Capacity Carefully

Author: Jarrod Davis

Congratulations! Walmart wants your item on their store shelves! Oh…now what? Before the official purchase order gets issued, the magic has to start happening behind the scenes immediately. How can a new supplier wisely plan packaging around any surprises that may happen before receiving the purchase order? On a recent episode of Focus on Suppliers, we spoke with Kerry Bailey, Director of Retail at…

On Time In Full (OTIF): How Do I Plan Now for 2018?

Author: Jarrod Davis

As Walmart Suppliers begin assessing budget dollars for 2018, they are planning around a new factor: On Time In Full (OTIF). Whether working on a better scorecard or allowing for penalties, much discussion is taking place over navigating OTIF for a profitable year. We were fortunate to visit with Colby Beland of CaseStack on a recent 8th & Walton Conference Call…

7 Steps to Improve the Centerpoint Process and OTIF

Author: Jarrod Davis

As 2018 draws closer, Walmart Suppliers continue to improve efforts for On Time In Full (OTIF). The OTIF initiative is in full swing and has brought a much-needed focus to the supply chain, delivery, and distribution processes. As much as suppliers work to improve their OTIF score, there is one link in the chain where some feel their hands are tied:…

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…

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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…

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…