RETAIL LINK® 2: INTERMEDIATE DSS
This class is for those who need to learn DSS in order to accurately and more quickly move data to Walmart Luminate™. (Walmart has said it will discontinue DSS in Retail Link® and replace it with Walmart Luminate™ in its second quarter of 2024.)
Learn how to create 11 valuable Retail Link® reports and interpret their information in meaningful ways. An expert in Walmart’s DSS will teach you how to create and make sense of those reports.
Whatever system you are working in, creating a template correctly the first time is critically important. Having familiarity with DSS improves the likelihood of your being able to move more smoothly into Walmart Luminate™.
A Retail Link® expert who has been building Walmart reports for decades will instruct you in how to build reports. You’ll explore different versions of the same data to give you a fuller, richer understanding of your product’s performance in Walmart, and you’ll add new recipes to your repertoire. This knowledge provides a solid base from which to move more confidently into Walmart’s Luminate™.
Who should take this Retail Link® class?
Those responsible for converting DSS reports to Luminate, analysts, those who wish to learn the correct processes for building reports.
Content for this class is revised frequently — whenever changes or updates occur.
8th & Walton classes are exclusively for Walmart suppliers; only a supplier who works directly with Walmart may register.
All reports in this class are for brick-and-mortar not dotcom.
You Will Learn
Retail Link® Decision Support – New
- Homepage review
- When to use Store Detail
- How to select the data that will be shown in a report
- Why the order of column selection is important
- DSS shortcut to math calculations
- How to make a report specific to your needs
- How to develop a report specific to a store, warehouse or trait
- How to work with time frames on queries
How to create and interpret 11 valuable reports:
- Sales by Item
- Current Instock and Pipeline
- Stores Out and Nothing in Pipeline
- Returns to Sales Comparison
- Item 52 Week Forecast
- Supply Plan by Order Date
- Supply Plan by Receive Date
- Markdown Event
- 13 Week Sales
- Sales Year Over Year
- What Sells With My Item
THIS CLASS RUNS FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. CENTRAL TIME.
It IS A LIVE ZOOM MEETING WITH A MAXIMUM OF 10 PARTICIPANTS/INSTRUCTOR.
SAVE 10% WHEN YOU PURCHASE 3 CLASSES AT ONE TIME.
Registration closes at 3 P.M. Central Time on the last business day prior to the class.
- Each student must register; one participant per registration.
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
Lori Carter has had a remarkable breadth of experience in her 24 year retail career. It began at Walmart and Sam’s Club where she became a Retail Link® analyst and replenishment specialist. As a supplier and working on behalf of suppliers, Lori has managed e-commerce accounts, analyzed data, improved OTIF scores and resolved transportation issues. Lori also serves as an administrator of the Walmart Supplier Support Group on FaceBook. Here she answers suppliers’ questions, an experience that has given her a deep understanding of the current needs of the Walmart supplier.
The class was wonderful and so were Lori and Heather. I learned so much from Retail Link 2, and I am looking forward to Retail Link 3 in November. These classes are great!
- Ashley - 9/13/22 Analyst
I was trained for Walmart.com, Retail Link 2, and Retail Link 3. I got to know many tricks and techniques that can help me build my reports better and help me make decisions faster. Great work by Lori and Heather on answering my doubts and helping me get trained.
- Listrin - 8/4/22 Sr. Data Analyst
It was great. My team & I learned new ways to run reports, along with new report recipes & shortcuts.
- Mariella - 7/13/22 Portal & Promotions Manager
The class was very informative and well worth my time. I enjoyed it and learned a lot.
- Missy - 1/5/22 Account Manager
It was a pleasure taking the classes with Lori and Heather. They were open to answering our questions. The notes that were provided were very informative, and I am happy I will use those notes in my workplace. I learned different types of reports and they will be a good use when I need to pull such reports at my workplace.
- Emily - 11/3/21 Associate I, Inventory Management
The session was great and informative. I truly learned a lot.
- Pinkie - 10/6/21 WM Supplier