Let our experts teach you the tactics you need to successfully send your purchase order information to Walmart and avoid penalties caused by errors that could be avoided.

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Learn how to write complete and accurate POs, how to use the SQEP portal to review POs for accuracy, and how to track down defects. Find out exactly what NOVA requires of you. Be fully prepared and confident when you need to write an EDI 856: ASN (Advance Shipment Notification).

SQEP impacts a supplier in several areas: operations, item creation, in-bound quality, sales, accounting, and supply chain. Get on board with what SQEP requires so you can eliminate negative consequences now instead of fixing problems later.

8th & Walton has both SQEP classes and an SQEP Seminar. The seminar is an overview of SQEP; the classes are hands-on lessons in working through SQEP successfully.

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

You Will Learn

  • The strategy behind SQEP and its benefits to suppliers
  • The SQEP portal and dashboard
  • Charges, fines, and invoices
  • Overview of Phase I
  • PO accuracy and its importance
  • PO defects you can avoid
  • Plan of action for PO accuracy
  • What ASN is and how it works
  • What you need before you set up ASN
  • How to set up ASN
  • How to confirm your ASNs were successfully received
  • ASN compliance and penalties
  • How to access and navigate the ASN dashboard
  • Plan of action for ASN

    PRICE: $350

    Meet Your Teachers



    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.

    Terry Clear was at Walmart for nearly 10 years, five of which were on the GRS project, starting with pre go-live foundational work, later working with the database to migrate external data into the Walmart data warehouse. While on the GRS project, Terry earned a supply chain patent for process improvement for perishable product in the Walmart Express stores. Later, Terry moved to the Walmart Transportation/Logistics Division as a Senior Manager of Merchandise Logistics for Consumables, Health and Wellness. As Merchandising Logistics Manager, Terry was responsible for solving supply chain challenges including ship point alignments, prepaid or collect analyses, new supplier transportation onboarding, pack analyses, and optimization of the supply chain for multi-supplier private label products.



    • 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


    • Access to and use of a web camera in computer



    • 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.


    • 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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