SUPPLY CHAIN TRAINING SUITE

Master supply chain in 2-½ days. Learn GRS Demand, GRS Fulfillment, and OTIF from an experienced Canadian facilitator using the most up-to-date information available.

Save $160 by purchasing the suite instead of individual classes.

 

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Being aware of the current state of your business before planning for the future is important. Correctly analyzing sales, instocks and forecasts is critical. An inaccurate forecast costs your company sales and profit and impacts your Walmart relationships.

In this 2-½ day Walmart supply chain training suite, you will learn how to make informed decisions that will improve the performance of your business and enhance your credibility as a Walmart business partner.

Who should take this course:
Replenishment analysts and managers, demand planners, allocation managers and forecasting managers; those new to supply chain; those wanting to be up-to-the-minute with Walmart’s supply chain requirements and procedures; those wanting to remove supply chain errors and reduce penalties.

All 8th & Walton classes for Walmart suppliers selling in Canada are taught by Heather Reid of Mississauga, Ontario. For 22 years, Reid worked at Walmart Canada, organizing and facilitating its Retail Link® courses of study and other training programs. She has taught over 2,000 suppliers. 

This supply chain suite is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants.
 

You Will Learn

Day 1:
GRS: Demand Forecasting

    Introduction to Replenishment
  • Basic item information
  • Why you are out of stock
  • What influences product demand
  • Challenges to demand forecasting
  • Replenishment Pyramid/span>
    • Focus on GRS Forecast
    • Overview
    • The process in detail
    • When to cleanse history
    • How to establish an initial mean
      • Best practices for —
      • GRS forecasting
      • New item locations
      • Promotions
      • Collaborating with replenishment managers
        • How to create and analyze these reports:
        • Item 104 Week Sales Report
        • Corporate Item Forecast
        • Demand Forecast by Store
        • Corporate POS Report Query
        • Last 13Wk POS Next 13Wk Forecast
          • SWAS exception reporting
              How to use the Supplier View Instock Tool (SVIT)

Day 2:
GRS: Fulfillment

    How demand, calendar allocation and forecast work together
      How plan analysis works
        Safety stock
      • How it works at store level and DC level
      • How to provide recommendations
        • Lead Time
        • What comprises it
        • How it determines dates on POs
          • Best practices for new items and new mods
              Best practices for EOL (end of life)
                How to complete Supplier Closing template
                  How to optimize orders
                • The significance of TiHi
                • Components and goal of EOQ (Economic Order Quantity)
                  • Truckload optimization
                  • How it all fits together
                  • What constitutes a full truckload
                  • Benefits of vendor pooling
                  • What 3PL (3rd Party Consolidation) entails
                    • PO types and procedures
                        Best practices for meetings and communication
                          How to create and retrieve 7 valuable reports:
                        • Walmart Item Information
                        • Lead Time by Warehouse by PO
                        • Purchase Order
                        • Fill Rate & MABD Compliance %
                        • Supply Plan
                        • Sell-Thru by Store
                        • Lost Sales Analysis

Day 3:
OTIF BASICS & REPORTS

    Why OTIF is important to your business
      Key elements for OTIF success
    • Where to focus to meet your OTIF goals
    • What to avoid if you are not meeting your OTIF goals
    • Why reviewing Must Arrive by Dates is important
    • How to read the OTIF Scorecard
    • How to use the OTIF Scorecard to identify a recurring exception
    • What Walmart is responsible for/what the supplier is responsible for
      • Reason Codes
      • Who is accountable
      • What each early or late error means
      • Common issues for prepaid and collect
        • How to create and analyze key reports
        • Lead Time by Warehouse by PO
        • Order Forecast by DC
        • Supply Plan pivot table
        • OTIF
          • Best practices and plan of action

DAY ONE AND DAY TWO ARE ALL-DAY CLASSES, RUNNING FROM 9 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME.
DAY THREE IS A 3-HOUR CLASS, RUNNING FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON EASTERN TIME.

PRICE: $1,440.00 USD

YOU SAVE $160 USD BY PURCHASING THE SUITE INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.

Custom Training on Retail Link® is also available for your team. 8th & Walton experts will develop a customized curriculum specifically for your needs and will teach your group privately, using your own data. Click HERE to speak with a supply chain advisor to find out if this is a good option for you.

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.

Requirements

ALL STUDENTS

  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password
  • Have Excel ready to use

WEBINAR STUDENTS

  • Access to and use of a web camera in computer

Suggestions

ALL STUDENTS

  • 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.

WEBINAR STUDENTS

  • Dual monitors (one for the webinar, one for reports)
  • Log in 15 minutes prior to class starting time to assure both audio and video are functioning.

Enroll Today!

$1,440 USD

Reviews

The class size was small, which really helped me to feel comfortable with asking Heather questions and not feeling pressured by time constraints. Heather really puts effort into making the class more communicative to ensure that her students understand the material being taught. Very glad that I attended this class, and I look forward to putting what Heather taught into practice!

- Sarah - 4-27-21 Student

Classes were good. I learned a lot, and Heather made the 3 days go by seamlessly. I have taken on a new position at (company), and they felt that these were the best classes for me to take in order to expand my Retail Link® knowledge.

- Jasmine - 9-8-20 Replenishment Manager