READY FOR SOME PAIN? HOW ABOUT FINES?
According to a recent, trending article published in Bloomberg, – suppliers to Wal-Mart could be facing some major hurt. The large retail chain is cracking down on delivery scheduling with a new program “On-Time, In-Full”. Veterans of EDI remember when Wal-Mart was known as the 800 pound gorilla, because of their heavy-handedness when it came to EDI compliance. Now it seems they have taken compliance to a new level when it comes to the delivery of goods.
I can understand why Wal-Mart is going in this direction. They are facing increased competition from Amazon and other retailers, and need to find efficiencies wherever they can. I can attest to not finding a product on a Wal-Mart shelf and never going back. They can’t afford to be out of stock, and cannot afford to be carrying excess inventory either.
If you need assistance in meeting Wal-Mart’s demands around delivery scheduling, we may be able to help, especially with the EDI transactions that will be involved. I understand how this will affect your entire supply chain process and not just EDI – EDI is just one piece of it.
I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about OTIF as described in the article.
We have many consultants who can help with getting your supply chain in shape to meet Wal-Mart’s demands. It’s a classic pay me now or pay them later scenario.
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