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Walmart Fundamentals: Tools for Success
  • Store formats and distribution centers
  • Terminology and acronyms
  • Supplier agreements - vendor numbers
Beginning Retail Link
  • Walmart vocabulary and reporting fundamentals
  • How to report sales and inventory by item
  • How to identify top and bottom performing stores by item
Intermediate Retail Link
  • Sales Performance and Trend Analysis
  • How to identify and address in-stock issues
  • How to manage on-hand and pipeline inventory
Accounting, Invoicing & Deductions
  • Avoid claims
  • Understand your vendor agreement and how it impacts claims
  • Use the supplier Dispute Portal to successfully request payback
Power Reporting & Analytics
  • Daily, Weekly, and Quarterly Reporting
  • SWAS/CWAC exception reporting
  • Unique custom reports by supplier
Advanced Retail Link & Analytics
  • Establish your sales baseline and promotional volume
  • Identify top-performing modulars
  • Recommend unique modulars to improve sales and productivity 
Planning & Forecasting
  • Build forecast projections
  • Analyze forecast accuracy
  • Analyze 52-week sales and inventory
Replenishment 101
  • Identify root cause of out-of-stocks
  • Use seasonal trend analysis to forecast sales
  • Identify and resolve lead time and fill rate issues
Replenishment 201: Rock Your Supply Chain
  • GRS Pyramid
  • Store/Item Level Forecast Accuracy Analysis
  • Replenishment Reporting: STAT Report, Supplier Dashboard
GRS: Down the Rabbit Hole
  • How to Collaborate with Your Replenishment Manager
  • GRS Forecast Methodology
  • How to Manage Promotions and Events
On Time & In Full
  • Walmart's expectation for OTIF shipments
  • How OTIF relates (or doesn't) to MABD
  • Calculating your OTIF score
E-Commerce: How to Succeed with Walmart
  • Manage Your Account
  • Get the Right Assortment
  • Develop Rich Content
Direct Imports
  • How the Quote Process Works
  • Using Product Offer/IBTS
  • Understand On-Line Supplier Agreements for Import Items
Item File Setup & Maintenance
  • GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network) / Data Sync
  • Creating your GTIN
  • Assortments and Shippers
Sam's Club Item Setup, Dotcom & GDSN
  • Item Setup/Management: Creation, maintenance, Inquiry, and DataSync
  • Dotcom Item Setup: Images and Rich Content
  • Dotcom reporting in Retail Link/DSS
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