Walmart is taking supplier accuracy seriously with its Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). Understand what each of its four phases means to you so you can avoid penalties.

This seminar is for everyone who needs to understand SQEP fundamentals and repercussions. Our experts (with your best interests at heart) walk you through the basics.

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Be prepared! Walmart’s readiness phase for its Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP) is over. Walmart expects greater accuracy now.

This seminar shows you how to minimize your SQEP penalties and maximize your profitability.

Learn fundamental information and get answers to your questions.

Whatever your interface with SQEP (operations, item creation, supply chain, sales, accounting, inbound quality), you will improve your performance and avoid fines because you will see the big picture more clearly.

Taught by experts in Walmart’s systems and practices.

This seminar is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings. 

You Will Learn

  • What Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP) entails
  • The value of Advance Shipment Notification (ASN)
  • How to properly use ASN
  • How ASN improves both OTIF and the invoicing process
  • How and why SQEP fines are levied
  • Best practices for item creation and maintenance
  • Specific item creation fields that trigger errors
  • Best practices for quarterly item file audits
  • What’s ahead in barcodes, labeling, pallet, and packaging expectations


PRICE: $495
Ask about special pricing for groups of 5+.

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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.

Custom Training on Retail Link® is also available for your team. 8th & Walton experts will develop a customized curriculum specifically for your needs and will teach your group privately, using your own data. Click HERE to speak with a Retail Link® expert to find out if this is a good option for you.



  • Register using your supplier or 3PL email address


  • Access to and use of a web camera in computer

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Very informative. I took a wealth of notes to share with my colleagues.

Deni – Shipping Coordinator – 4.6.21










Excellent class! All classes I have taken with them are excellent! I always leave with no questions left behind! Very one on one level of customer service and they are very knowledgeable in every aspect of the business.

Ami- Replenishment Manager – 3.11.21

I enjoyed the pace of the seminar and the content. Very knowledgeable team.

Judith- Business Analyst – 3.11.21

The issue we had was challenging. We were supported with patience and determination to solve the problem.

Annette – Director of Customer Services – 2.17.21
Seminar was excellent. Very informative.

Cindi – 2.17.21