RETAIL LINK®/ OMNICHANNEL SUITE
Need to hit the ground running? In just 3-½ days, you will master Retail Link® and learn how to create reports accurately and quickly — over two dozen brick-and-mortar reports and 5 Walmart.com reports.
Save $235 by purchasing this suite instead of individual classes.
Learn Retail Link® and omnichannel basics correctly from the start. You’ll avoid frustration and errors and start off by consistently producing accurate reports — for both brick-and-mortar and Walmart.com.
With the insights provided by the 38 reports you’ll learn in this training suite, you’ll have a clear and consistent understanding of all your sales and inventory — both in-store and online. Seasoned experts who maintain up-to-the-minute class content will teach you and guide you every step of the way.
Who should take this training:
Those new to Walmart or new to a position in which they manage product sales and inventory; those who are preparing for the omnichannel world; those who wish to learn the correct DSS processes; analysts; managers and executives in small or midsize supplier businesses.
Who should take this training: One-man-bands, those new to Walmart or supply chain, managers in small or mid-size supplier businesses.
NOTES: Content for these classes 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.
If you are a broker interested in our Retail Link® classes, email [email protected].
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.
You Will Learn
Retail Link® 1: Basics
Settings for Excel
How to make your way around Retail Link®
- Retail Link® basic navigation
- How the homepage is set up
- How to maximize the Walmart homepage
- Decision Support
- Step-by-step to creating and retrieving a query
How to interpret and use its most important scorecards and reports
- The Supplier Performance Scorecard
- The Quick Item Information Report
- The Company Summary Report
- The Store Detail Report
- Where dotcom reports are located
How to get more out of Retail Link® immediately
- How to customize your dashboard
- How to best use its important apps and docs
- How to save time and reduce frustration
- Meet SQEP, FIXit, NOVA, Aspen, Transportation Supply Chain Portal
Help with accounting
- The Accounting Scorecard, APIS, APDP
- How to create a dispute
Retail Link® 2: Intermediate DSS
How to use 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 retrieve 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
Retail Link® 3: Advanced DSS
Top and Bottom Store Ranking and the 80/20 ruleHow to run a sell-thru on your promo items3 reports to help pinpoint your outs
- POS Qty by Day
- Days Out Last Week
- POS Qty by Day by Store
How to see your inventory in the Walmart warehouseHow to compare your forecast to your salesHow to find out which/how many stores will be on a new modularHow to look at forecast for an item by storeHow to identify most out of stock issues3 Market Basket reports
- What Sells With My Item
- Purchase Quantity
- Purchase Frequency
Organizing reports and developing a plan
Communicating with Walmart
How to navigate Walmart.com successfully
Why Walmart.com templates in DSS are critically important
How to create, pull and analyze Walmart.com reports
- Sales Summary
- Inventory Summary
- eCommerce OTIF Details
- FC In-stock Visibility
- eCom Supply Plan
Channels of delivery for US dotcom
PLUS: Sales Summary Report with valuable attributes
THIS SUITE IS FOUR CLASSES.
EACH IS A LIVE ZOOM MEETING WITH A MAXIMUM OF 10 PARTICIPANTS/INSTRUCTOR.
DAYS ONE, TWO, AND THREE RUN 9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. CENTRAL TIME. DAY FOUR RUNS 9:00 A.M TO NOON CENTRAL TIME.
YOU WILL SAVE $235 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.
Each student must register; one participant per registration.
Meet Your Teachers
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.
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.
The suite was great! Lori and Heather added a huge amount of reports to my repertoire, and helped me figure out which ones to run daily, weekly, etc. Navigating Decision Support and Walmart.com reports is much easier now. Also, the suite I took a few weeks ago, Item 360, was very helpful as well. Just having Joel break down everything and showing how to effectively use the website, as well as the tools it offers, was extremely useful.
- Anna - 12/6/22 Customer Service & Sales