START STRONG SUITE
Ideal for the new Walmart Canada supplier!
In four and a half days, you will learn Retail Link®, Walmart’s supply chain, and how to create and analyze valuable reports.
Save $290 when you purchase the suite instead of individual classes.
New to your job? You can become productive immediately.
Learn Retail Link® and supply chain in depth — from an expert with decades of experience with Walmart.
Learn how to navigate Retail Link®, create and analyze queries, and organize your time for maximum productivity.
Learn how to get the right amount of inventory in the right place at the right time. SQEP, ITIF, ASN, packaging — you’ll learn all this and more.
Because these are live interactive Zoom classes, your questions are answered as they occur — so you end each session with greater mastery and more confidence.
- DON’t wait for a busy colleague to find time to teach you.
- DON’T learn your job piecemeal with no sense of the big picture.
- DON’T learn Walmart’s procedures blindly, not knowing the reasons behind them.
- DON’T learn outdated procedures that invite errors and lead to penalties.
- DO learn immediately and accurately what you need to know to succeed.
It’s all in 8th & Walton’s START STRONG SUITE!
Who should take this training:
One-man-bands, those new to Walmart Canada or supply chain, managers in small or mid-size supplier businesses.
Content for this class is updated frequently — whenever changes or revisions occur.
8th & Walton classes are exclusively for Walmart suppliers; only a supplier who works directly with Walmart may register.
You Will Learn
How to make your way around Retail Link®, use its most important scorecards and reports, get more out of it immediately, and
create and successfully retrieve queries.
Retail Link® Intermediate Decision Support (DSS)
How to correctly and efficiently use Retail Link® Decision Support: New and how to create and retrieve 12 valuable reports like Sales by Item, PO Tracking, Current Instock and Pipeline.
Retail Link® Analysis
How to create and analyze 9 valuable reports, find answers to your most perplexing issues, analyze data, run comparative reports, and communicate better with your Walmart buyer.
Forecasting and Replenishment
With Retail Link® Data
Focus on replenishment and GRS forecast and the best practices for each, how to create and analyze 9 key reports, safety stock, how to optimize orders, truckload optimization, PO types and procedures, and the best practices for meetings and communications with Walmart.
OTIF Basics and Reports
What OTIF is and why it is important to your business, the key elements for OTIF success, what each early or late error means, common issues for prepaid and collect, how to create and analze 4 key reports, best practices, and how to build plan of action.
THIS SUITE IS 5 CLASSES.
EACH IS A LIVE ZOOM MEETING WITH A MAXIMUM OF 10 PARTICIPANTS/INSTRUCTOR.
DAYS ONE, TWO, THREE, AND FOUR RUN 9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME.
DAY FIVE RUNS 9:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME.
CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WISH TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLASS DATES.
YOU WILL SAVE $290 BY PURCHASING THE SUITE INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL CLASSES
Registration closes at 3 P.M. Central Time on the last business day prior to the first class in the suite. Please use your supplier email address to register. Please use your supplier email address to register.
- Each student must register; one participant per registration.
- Each student must use his/her camera throughout class.
- You must have authorized access to Retail Link®.
- You must have a Retail Link® ID and password.
- Please have Excel ready to use.
- NOTE FOR NEW WALMART SUPPLIERS: In order to produce valid reports, your company should be shipping to Walmart prior to taking this class. Since our classes do not use dummy data, if you are not shipping to Walmart, you will have no data with which to produce reports.
Meet Your Teacher
Heather Reid worked for Walmart Canada for 22 years prior to joining Canada’s 8th & Walton in 2016. While at Walmart, she organized and facilitated its Retail Link® and various system-training programs for both internal and external Walmart customers. She also facilitated a four-day supplier training session on a bi-weekly basis, teaching over 2,000 suppliers. She has a vast knowledge of Replenishment (GRS) and is an expert in Retail Link® and in Accounting for both Walmart Canada and Walmart US. In addition to her deep knowledge of retail systems, Heather is an extraordinary teacher. She holds a diploma in Human Resources, Marketing, and Accounting and has held the Canadian Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation.