Retail Link 4: Planning & Forecasting - Canada


Class Description

This class is currently available only as a webinar. 8th & Walton webinars are live, Zoom meetings with a maximum of 10 participants.

Keep your products on the Walmart shelf by using Retail Link® data to improve your ability to plan

An inaccurate forecast costs your company sales and profit, impacts your credibility, and eventually damage key relationships within Walmart. This course will teach you how to make informed decisions that will improve the performance of your business and enhance your credibility as a business partner.

You Will Learn...

What to review in your current business to assist with planning

How to plan for new items

Why innovation is important to your buyer (category manager)

How the forecast is created

Why forecast accuracy is so important

How to create, run, and retrieve the reports below and when to use them:

  1. Supplier Performance Scorecard
  2. Demand Forecast Review - POS
  3. Demand Forecast Review - Forecast
  4. Demand Forecast Review - Instock (RL)
  5. Replenishment Instock
  6. Corporate POS Forecast
  7. Store Level Forecast
  8. Corporate Level Forecast
  9. Exception Based Reports

Why take this class?

A roadmap to sales increases. This class takes your understanding of Retail LInk® into a new height as you develop practical ways to put your knowledge to work building your Walmart business.

All 8th & Walton classes for Walmart suppliers selling in Canada are taught by Heather Reid of the Greater Toronto Area. For 22 years, Reid worked at Walmart organizing and facilitating its Retail Link® and other training programs. She has taught over 2,000 suppliers.

Meet your teacher, Heather Reid

This is an all-day class. From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Cost: $650


Save 10% when purchasing 3 or more packaged classes.

  • Accounting, Invoicing & Deductions - Canada
  • Retail Link® 1 - Basics Canada
  • Retail Link® 2: Decision Support - Canada
  • Retail Link® 3: Analysis - Canada
  • GRS - Demand Canada
  • GRS - Fulfillment Canada
  • Retail Analytics and Storytelling - Canada
  • Retail Link 4: Planning & Forecasting - Canada


  • Register using your supplier email address
  • Have authorized access to Retail Link®
  • Have your Retail Link® ID and password on hand
  • You will need a laptop with wireless capabilities and Excel
  • Webinar students: Webinars are priced per student; only one student per registration. You will need a web camera in your computer. Dual monitors (one for the webinar, one for reports) are recommended.

In order to produce valid reports, your company should be shipping to Walmart prior to taking this class. Since our classes do not use dummy data, if you are not shipping to Walmart, you will have no data with which to produce reports.

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