Get a grasp of the whole supply chain process as you learn the ins and outs from experts.

The perfect class if you are new to supply chain or to Walmart and want to start off on the right foot. Also recommended for executives and accountants who seek a deeper understanding of supply chain and want to avoid fines.


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Learn all aspects of  inventory flow from experts with decades of Walmart and Sam’s Culb experience. Whether you need an immediate grasp of supply chain or an immediate improvement of your results, this tactical class will lay it all out for you, clearly and completely.

Who should take this class:
Those working in supply chain, replenishment, analysis and warehouse operations; those new to supply chain or new to Walmart; accountants and executives who need to understand the supply chain processes and ramifications.

Supply chain courses are currently available only as webinars. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants.

You Will Learn

    SQEP (Supplier Quality Excellence Program)
  • Its impact and its timeline
  • PO defects and how to avoid them
  • Invoice example
  • How ASN (Advance Shipment Notification) works
    • What you must know about packaging, labeling, shipping
    • Proper markings and labels
    • Pallet requirements
    • Bills of Lading
    • Distinctions between what is shipped and what is received
    • Clarification of various types of cases
    • Hazmat label requirements
    • How to reduce consolidation challenges
      • Lead Time Audit: When and when not to do one
          Finer points of Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) and Ti/H
            Freight Factor: How to influence it; why it’s important to your buyer
          • Ship in full
          • Overstating cube
          • Carrier costs are not in your control (cost of freight)
            • How to get more from your efforts
            • Ladder Plan
            • Corporate POS Forecast Report
            • Demand Forecast Report
            • Supply Plan Report
              • How to find the root cause of out of stocks
                  TSCP (Transportation Supply Chain Portal)
                • Its key points
                • How to confirm shipment for a single PO or several
                • How to determine routing status
                • How to reconfirm (rekey) POs
                • How to complete various notifications
                • Options for allowing a 3PL to confirm a PO
                • How to work through the Transportation Ticketing Portal
                  • How best to communicate with Walmart
                      Discussion of advantages/disadvantages of collect and pre-paid

9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. CENTRAL TIME.

PRICE: $650


Custom training and Walmart consulting services are also available for you or your team.
Custom training: We will develop a customized curriculum specifically for your needs and train your group privately, using your own data.
Walmart consulting: We will provide one-on-one time with an expert as well as full-service assistance from our team of consultants.
Click HERE to speak with a supply chain advisor to find out which is a better option for you.

Meet Your Teacher

Joel Graham is a seasoned leader with 34 years of retail experience, 28 of them with Walmart and Sam’s Club. He led the Sam’s Club UPC/Item File Team for 10 years and worked in Walmart’s buying, replenishment, and operations areas as well as in its frozen, candy, HBA, OTC, pets, and dry grocery categories. An expert facilitator and advisor with over 15 years of presentation experience, Joel’s specialties include item file creation and management; packaging; accounting; compliance, including WERCS and factory disclosure; GTIN/GS1/Data Sync/GDSN; and all aspects of Retail Link®, DSS reporting, supply chain, and e-commerce.



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


  • Access to and use of a web camera in computer



  • 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.

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My class with Joel was great!! A lot of information / tools that I was not aware of. Much appreciated.

- Lisa - 6/22/21 Customer Care