8th & Walton Conference Call Podcast

8th & Walton Conference Call Podcast


Latest Episodes

Taking a Hard Look at Soft Skills
August 12, 2019

  Have you ever been told you need to work on your “soft skills?” What exactly does that mean? More importantly, where do you go to work on this skillset? Our podcast this week deep dives on soft skills with an industry leader who coaches professionals...

Walmart’s Sustainability Vision: Zero Plastic Waste
July 26, 2019

  At the recent WalStreet Fireside Chat, Walmart sharpened its focus on sustainability for itself and suppliers. Laura Phillips, SVP for Global Sustainability at Walmart, detailed plans for the company to achieve zero plastic waste by 2025 through priv...

Update on the Update: Walmart’s New OT & IF with CaseStack
June 25, 2019

Walmart’s On Time and In Full (OT&IF) continues to evolve, and the reality of the latest update is beginning to hit suppliers. Separating the On Time and In Full as independent measurements changes the game drastically on the scorecard as well as the c...

5 Levels of Walmart Retail Link® Reporting
June 11, 2019

  Walmart Suppliers live and breathe by the data generated each week in Retail Link®. From last week’s sales to last month’s On Time and In Full scorecard, decisions on both sides of the Walmart/Supplier meeting table come down to these numbers.

Changes, Challenges, and Just Beginning with Walmart E-Commerce
May 09, 2019

Technically, e-commerce has been with us for decades. So, why is it still so e-challenging? Backend processes, supply chain disruption, item setup, retailers managing sites differently, accurate reporting, just to name a few issues!

Supplier Boot Camp Kicks Off May 20!
April 22, 2019

We’ve got a great podcast this week dedicated to three kinds of Walmart Suppliers: You’re bringing in summer interns You’ve just hired new employees Your team needs a training session specific to Microsoft Excel, Retail Link®, analytics,

Walmart Suppliers, Item Creation has Changed!
April 08, 2019

  Just when you were comfortable going through the item setup process, Walmart revolutionizes! Like everything else, there’s an adjustment period, but it will be worth it for your business. Joel Graham has been teaching and helping suppliers with the n...

Supporting the Sunshine School and Development Center
March 19, 2019

A great way for suppliers and businesses to team-build is finding activities that help others in local communities. In Northwest Arkansas, there are many ways to get your teams together and support the great folks at the Sunshine School and Development...

Explaining Walmart’s New OT&IF and Online Expectations
March 11, 2019

We’re well over a week out of Walmart’s Supplier Summit and questions are running amuck! How do I enter my items differently for Walmart.com? How is the new online process changing my items in the stores? OTIF is now OT&IF? What’s the difference?

Fun Ways to Support the NWA Children’s Shelter
February 22, 2019

  Great businesses make it a priority to give back to the community that supports them. If you’re doing business in Northwest Arkansas, the are many ways for you to help the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter through volunteerism, donations,