Supplier Boot Camp: For Interns and New Hires

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Class Description

Interns and new hires want to be productive immediately. In two days, 8th & Walton will make that happen. We will teach them Excel for suppliers and the basics of Retail LInk®. We’ll introduce them to analytics and storytelling, give them hands-on experience, then send them back to you — ready to work and excited about working for your company.


This class is for Walmart suppliers selling in Walmart U.S. stores.

Sam’s Club and suppliers, please contact us.


Canadian suppliers selling in Canada, please check our Canadian classes.

You Will Learn...

Attendees will learn:

  • Excel essentials for suppliers, including key formulas and how to build a pivot table
  • Why Retail Link® is critical to a supplier’s success
  • How to navigate Retail Link®
  • The Walmart calendar and how it works
  • How to run a canned report
  • Apps and docs you need to know
  • How to build a query
  • Frequently used Walmart terms and abbreviations
  • Resources to turn to when you need help
  • The role of analytics in a supplier’s success

This is a 2-day boot camp. Each day runs from 9:00 AM CST to 4:30 PM CST.

Cost: $995/intern


  • Please register for class using your supplier email address.
  • We strongly advise that you have a Retail Link® ID and password. Class will work extensively in Retail Link®. If you do not have a Retail Link® ID and password, the value of this class will be greatly reduced.
  • For the boot camp to be most meaningful, your company should be shipping to Walmart prior to taking this class.
  • You will need a laptop with wireless capabilities.
  • Download Excel prior to class.
  • If you are registered for an online webinar: You will need a webcam in your computer. - Please log in 15 minutes before the start of class. - Dual monitors are recommended to follow along and participate in the exercises.
  • Terms of service

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