Tag Archives: Supply Chain

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 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.…

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 Suppliers understand the outdated supply chain part, but “today’s customer” can mean two things: First, there’s the shopper buying your product.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