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Walmart has begun to allow suppliers to see its order forecast projections through the Supply Plan, Walmart’s Supply Plan is a Decision Support (DSS) query in Retail Link® that provides suppliers with a future projection of their orders. With that additional tool, more is expected of suppliers, including a higher fill rate. Learn how to work this new data to full advantage.
In this class, you will learn how to:
|Retail Link® 1: Basic - Master Its Most Important Functions
Master the most important functions of Retail Link® and do it with confidence! In the morning, an experienced teacher (who was once a supplier to Walmart) will lead you through the ins and outs of its Home Page as well as its most significant DOCS and APPS. In the afternoon, you’ll explore the Retail Link® Decision Support Home Page, learn the elements of building a query, and create and retrieve your Supplier Scorecard and Quick Item Information Report. You’ll walk away understanding what Retail Link® provides and how to confidently access this treasury of data.
|Retail Link® 2: Decision Support: Hands-On Practice
You’ll learn how to build queries from start to finish. Then you’ll explore different versions of the same data to give you a fuller, richer understanding of your product’s performance in Walmart. This class provides a solid base on which to grow your sales.
You will learn how to create and retrieve seven reports, including:
|Retail Link® 3: Advanced Decision Support (DSS)
In this class, you will gain greater competence in DSS reporting, master more DSS reports, and improve your productivity through proper planning and prioritization of your work.
You will learn:
Get more out of your data! Become a better analyst while you learn how to use data to tell a story.
|Accounting, Invoicing & Deductions
Learn how to optimize cash flow through effective use of purchase orders, invoicing information, and accounting procedures.
| GRS 101: Demand Forecasting
Forecast accuracy is essential to produce purchase orders that support both in-stock and merchandise flow.
|GRS 201: Fulfillment
Learn how the demand forecast and other supply chain inputs are used to impact purchase orders.
|OT & IF and Load Quality
Need to improve your OTIF score? Prepare your sales, replenishment, and supply chain team members to identify root cause, plan steps to execute, and improve performance.
|E-Commerce: How to Succeed with Walmart
E-Commerce is such a big part of the future of retail that it deserves a little extra effort — and extra effort is required for e-commerce. Yes, setting up items on Walmart’s Supplier Center can be a challenge, but the pay-off can be extraordinary.
In this basics class, you’ll get an overview of where e-commerce in general is today and specifically where it is with Walmart. You’ll be given practical advice and tried-and-true techniques to make your efforts more predictable and successful. Equipped with these basics, you’ll be better prepared for the future of e-commerce at Walmart.
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|Item File Setup & Maintenance
Maximize your knowledge by gaining a greater understanding of the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and item management.
This course provides a thorough understanding of getting your items created at Walmart, the GDSN process and managing the online item file process.