Virtual Training

Essentials of Retail Link® - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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The Wal-Mart Retail Link® tool is designed to help suppliers manage and grow their business. Unfortunately, many vendor companies do not realize all the system has to offer. Lack of knowledge, training, and time prevent many from utilizing this tool to its fullest extent. This hands-on course covers the essential tools needed for everyone working on your team.

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Basics of Accounting & Invoicing - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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This course will provide an understanding of the Walmart accounting process - how purchase orders are sent, supplier responsibility, invoicing best practices, what reports in Retail Link® you can utilize to monitor and track your invoices, as well as links to additional resources.

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Deduction Prevention and Management (Post-Audit & Off-Invoice) - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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Suppliers pay millions of dollars every year in post audit claims that directly impact their profit margin or trade funds. Avoid surprise losses to your bottom line by learning how to avoid costly claim payouts.

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GDSN 1 - 1WorldSync: Item Creation - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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Every supplier must utilizes data synchronization for adding and updating items when selling to Walmart. Learn to build all hierarchies of a product within 1WorldSync system and publish to Walmart.

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Lead Time Analysis - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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This lesson will review the Lead Time Audit to monitor transportation times from supplier ship point to the Walmart DCs.

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Managing Your Supply Chain Reliability Compliance - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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Walmart charges 3% of COGS for deliveries that fall outside the desired delivery window. This course is designed to help suppliers utilize Retail Link® applications to identify, monitor and correct costly Supply Chain Reliability issues.

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Report Wizards®: Building Retail Link® Reports - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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This interactive course includes the most commonly requested reports for Wal-Mart suppliers and buying teams. This is a very detailed, deep dive into running Retail Link® queries, allowing the participant to truly become a Report Wizard!

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Store of the Community Analysis - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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Gain valuable insight regarding your strengths and weaknesses to drive profit and stay ahead of the competition. Participants will learn how to correctly identify and rank niche markets within the retail chain and determine the needs and performance of specific demographic, ethnic and geographic market clusters.

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Supplier Performance Scorecard One-On-One - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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This customized lesson will review the Supplier Performance Scorecard, explaining each aspect of the document and how it can help identify problems and opportunities.

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Understanding Replenishment & Managing In-Stocks - GRS & Inforem - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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In this beginner-level course, participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement strategies in the area of seasonality, forecast planning, and inventory management. In addition, participants will learn how to develop successful inventory strategies by exploring how Walmart's replenishment system and POS activity can be used to efficiently maximize sales performance.

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Understanding Store Specific Orders (SSOs) - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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Store specific orders are used to ship modular/promotion items, as well as occasional in-stock/replenishment POs. This class we will review the key components that must be considered in order to execute or recommend additional POs from your Replenishment manager.

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Understanding the Line Review Process - VIRTUAL TRAINING

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Do you know what it takes to have a successful line review? Understanding the expectations for suppliers, merchandising requirements, data and reporting best practices will give your team the competitive edge needed to maintain and grow your business.

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Registration closes 24 hours prior to the class start time. Please call 479-250-1215 to see if we can accommodate a late registration.

IMPORTANT

Participants will need a laptop with wireless capabilities and authorized access to Retail Link® (ID & Password). Internet Explorer (Not compatible with versions greater than 8.0) & Microsoft Excel programs are required. (For Mac Users, please ensure you have Internet Explorer capabilities.) Retail Link will NOT work properly in Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.

Please note that the training services are designed for suppliers of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and their employees. Authorized access to Wal-Mart's Retail Link® software required for all sessions. By registering and attending, you confirm that you are an authorized user for the Wal-Mart Retail Link® system.