WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Start the year with a better understanding of why Walmart is taking accuracy so seriously and what it means to you as a supplier. Learn more about the four phases of SQEP and the likely impact of each on your business. This overview is geared for everyone who needs to understand the significance and repercussions of SQEP.
Be prepared! Walmart’s readiness phase for SQEP is about to end. Starting now, greater accuracy maximizes your profitability and minimizes your risk of SQEP penalties.
The challenge with SQEP is that it impacts many supplier teams — operations, item creation, supply chain, sales, accounting, inbound quality. This seminar offers information and guidance so whatever your interface is with SQEP, you are ready for its rollout and, in doing so, are able to improve your performance and avoid fines.
Taught by experts in Walmart’s systems and practices, the morning will begin with an overview of SQEP, its portal, and how SQEP benefits the supplier. Facilitators will review Advance Shipping Notice (ASN) compliance and how employing it properly it can speed up invoicing processes as well as improve OTIF performance. 8th & Walton experts will explain the significance of fines being levied on both purchase orders and cases.They will present best practices for improved item file creation and maintenance — specific fields that trigger errors, the importance of accuracy and up-to-date information, and best practices for a quarterly item file audit.
In addition to learning how to avoid errors, defects, and penalties in POs, attendees will hear what’s ahead in SQEP’s Phase II and Phase III related to barcodes, labeling, pallets, and packaging.
Time will be allowed for discussion and a question/answer session.
This seminar is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings.
THIS IS A HALF-DAY SEMINAR.
9:00 A.M. TO NOON CENTRAL TIME.
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MEET THE SPEAKERS
Leaven Eubank is an operations manager with 28 years of experience in Walmart’s distribution network and supply chain. As Supply Chain Inbound Quality Manager II, Leaven routinely identified the root cause of a problem and then, with the supplier, developed a strategy to achieve compliance. His deep knowledge of supply chain allowed him to help hundreds of suppliers remove the friction from a product to allow for a more efficient flow through the network to the store shelf. Leaven facilitated Walmart workshops attended by over 300+ suppliers, giving them a better understanding of the supply chain process. His extensive experience with both quality and supply chain have positioned him to help suppliers prepare successfully for SQEP.
Tiffany Henderson has worked for Walmart and its suppliers for 20 years. Starting at Walmart in 2000, she was part of store sales account management and then focused on dotcom from its beginning and trained staff in e-commerce. E-commerce became her passion, and she has managed all aspects of the e-commerce business of suppliers in a wide range of Walmart categories, including beverages, household cleaners, garden, pet, and childrenswear. Currently she also leads an e-commerce support group for suppliers.
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.
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