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 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. 

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® and other training programs. She has taught over 2,000 suppliers. 

This 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

  • Key concepts of replenishment
  • Causes and corrections of out of stocks
  • Challenges and solutions to demand forecasting
  • Why some DCs get more product than others
  • Best practices in demand forecast
  • When a trend presents an opportunity
  • How to make forecast adjustments
  • SWAS exception reporting
  • How to use the Supplier View Instock Tool (SVIST)
  • How and when to communicate with Walmart
  • How to create and retrieve 6 valuable reports:
  1. Item Information
  2. 104 Week Sales
  3. Demand Forecast by Warehouse
  4. Demand Forecast by Store
  5. Corporate POS
  6. 13 Week Sales vs. N13 Week Forecast

Day 2:
GRS: Fulfillment

    • How demand, calendar allocation, and forecast work together
    • Sources of safety stock and how to provide recommendations
    • How lead time determines dates on POs
    • Options and best practices for end of life
    • How to complete the Supplier Closing template
    • Truckload optimization
    • How to create and retrieve 6 valuable reports:
    1. Item Information
    2. Purchase Order>
    3. Walmart Fill Rate & MABD
    4. Supply Plan
    5. Promotional Sell-Thru
    6. Lost Sales Analysis

Day 3:
OTIF BASICS & REPORTS

  • Why OTIF is important to your business
  • How to locate your supplier agreement
  • OTIF accountability by freight payment terms
  • OTIF overview and Expectable Delivery windows
  • What a supplier is accountable for and what Walmart is accountable for
  • How to navigate the OTIF Scorecard to identify a recurring exception
  • How to read the OTIF Scorecard
  • How to locate resources when help is needed
  • The key OTIF reports to run and review in Retail Link®
  • Ways to fix your MABD and fill rates

DAY ONE AND DAY TWO ARE ALL-DAY CLASSES.
9 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME.
DAY THREE IS A 3-HOUR CLASS, RUNNING FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON OR 1 P.M. TO 4 P.M. EASTERN TIME.

PRICE: $1,440.00 USD

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

Requirements

ALL STUDENTS

  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password
  • You will need a laptop with wireless internet and Microsoft Excel

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

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 – Replenishment Manager – 9.8.20