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SupplyPike Acquires Supplier Community
SupplyPike is expanding its resource outreach efforts by acquiring Supplier Community, a retail and supplier educational platform.Read Article →
Level Up Maximizes Dispute Win Rate Over 50x
Level Up wins over 50x more disputes. Read how the marketing firm helped its client win with Deductions Navigator in this case study.Read Article →
SupplyPike Announces Deductions Navigator for Amazon Suppliers
Deductions Navigator for Amazon Suppliers, helps suppliers dispute deductions easier and optimize their Amazon deduction recovery rate.Read Article →
How to Create a Deduction Claim in Lavante
Got invalid Kroger deductions? Learn how to create a deduction claim in Lavante, including updating a claim and asking questions.Read Article →
What Are the Different Types of Kroger Deductions?
Suppliers often see codes on their invoices and a reduction in payment. So, what are the different types of Kroger deductions?Read Article →
What Is Retail-Ready Packaging?
What is Retail-Ready Packaging (or Shelf-Ready Packaging)? RRP allows retailers to put products directly on the shelf from the truck.Read Article →
Writing Your Walmart.com Item Information
Need help writing your Walmart.com item information? In this guide, we go over best practices for writing the perfect product page.Read Article →
How Do I Navigate Walmart’s Ladder Plan?
Ladder plans can be tricky. All those equations! Learn how to navigate Walmart’s Ladder Plan and maximize your data.Read Article →
What Are the Different Types of Pack Sizes?
What are the different types of pack sizes in warehousing and logistics? We go over case packs and inner packs in this article.Read Article →
Getting Started with Supplier Hub
Learn all about getting started with Supplier Hub, including what Supplier Hub is and how Kroger vendors can use it to manage items.Read Article →
What Are the Different Segments of a Barcode?
What are the different segments of a barcode? How are barcodes used? What is the anatomy of a barcode? We dive into this and more.Read Article →
What Is Cross-Merchandising?
What is cross-merchandising, aka secondary product placement? Retailers use this marketing technique to sell complementary items.Read Article →
What Is Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment (GMROII)?
What is Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment (GMROII)? Retailers use this metric to gauge how profitable a supplier is.Read Article →
What Is the DSDC Multiple PO Program?
What is the DSDC Multiple PO Program? Walmart’s multiple PO program was designed for suppliers that ship to different departments.Read Article →
How Do I Validate My DSDC ASN?
Walmart DSDC suppliers must validate their ASN to ensure compliance with the retailer’s standards. Here’s a how-to guide on DSDC ASNs.Read Article →
What Is Direct Store Delivery Consolidation (DSDC)?
What is Direct Store Delivery Consolidation (DSDC)? DSDC consolidates freight from stores to regional distribution centers.Read Article →
What Is a Global Location Number (GLN)?
What is a Global Location Number (GLN)? This reference code identifies all sorts of business locations in the supply chain world.Read Article →
How to Plan Production Around Chinese New Year
Want to learn how to plan production around Chinese New Year? We go over some forecasting tips to make sure you can meet demand.Read Article →
What Is Coupa and How Do I Set It Up?
What is Coupa? How is it used by Kroger suppliers? How does a vendor get set up on Coupa? We answer these questions and more.Read Article →
What Is Kroger’s Direct Ship Program?
What is Kroger’s Direct Ship Program? How do I become a DSV? How do item specifications, inventory, shipping, and purchase orders work?Read Article →
What Is a Planogram and How Is It Used?
What is a planogram? How is it used in retail? Learn about planogramming and how it benefits suppliers and retailers alike.Read Article →
SQEP e-commerce Packaging and Labeling
What are the SQEP e-commerce Packaging and Labeling requirements? What does Walmart require for its Supplier Quality Excellence Program?Read Article →
What Is a DUNS Number?
What is a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number? How are DUNS numbers used in retail? How do I get a DUNS number?Read Article →
What is the Pareto Principle?
What is the Pareto Principle? How is it used in retail? How can SKU rationalization mitigate the effects of the Pareto Principle?Read Article →
Kroger’s Direct Ship Performance Guidelines
What are Kroger’s Direct Ship performance guidelines? We go over these requirements and Kroger’s non-compliance fee schedule.Read Article →
The SupplierWiki Replenishment Glossary
Learn about replenishment terms and definitions in this glossary, including inventory, procurement, logistics, and calculations.Read Article →
Kroger’s Reclamation Policies
Every retailer has a reclamation process. Learn about supermarket giant Kroger’s reclamation policies for food and nonfood items.Read Article →
What Is Segmentation Analysis in Retail?
What is segmentation analysis in retail? How do you segment your customers to better market to them and improve your products?Read Article →
Kroger Vendor Code of Conduct
So, you're a Kroger supplier. Do you know the Vendor Code of Conduct? There are many rules for Kroger vendors, so we lay them out for you.Read Article →
The Benefits of Direct-to-Store Delivery
What are the benefits of Direct-to-Store delivery? We discuss the advantages of DSD, who should use it, and some best practices.Read Article →
The SupplyPike Sales Forecasting Tool
SupplyPike leverages machine learning to create its sales forecasting tool. Learn about this Retail Intelligence metric and how it works.Read Article →
Summary of Session 2 of Walmart’s Year Beginning Meeting 2021
We recap session 2 of Walmart’s Year Beginning Meeting 2021, which dived into how merchandising units performed and their 2021 plans.Read Article →
Summary of Session 1 of Walmart’s Year Beginning Meeting 2021
We recap session 2 of Walmart's Year Beginning Meeting 2021, which dived into how merchandising units performed and their 2021 plans.Read Article →
What Do I Do When My Product Has a Recall?
Oh no, you have a product recall! What do you do? Don't panic. We have a guide for you to follow to maintain your customer relationships.Read Article →
What Compliance Requirements Does Kroger Have?
What compliance requirements does Kroger have? There are quite a few! We go over labeling, shipping, packaging, and display requirements.Read Article →
What Are the Different Item Codes?
What are the different item codes? These include GTIN-14, UPCs, SKUs, EANs, and others. We explain them and how to use them.Read Article →
What Are the Steps for Apparel Testing at Kroger?
You've been accepted as a vendor. Now, what are the steps for apparel testing at Kroger? Learn about Kroger's apparel testing processes.Read Article →
What Are the Different Types of Transportation Kroger Uses?
What are the different types of transportation that Kroger uses? We detail the seven types of routing available to Kroger suppliers.Read Article →
How Do I Become a Kroger Supplier?
How do you become a Kroger supplier? Should you keep your brand? Learn the 4 steps to becoming a Kroger supplier.Read Article →
Securing SupplyPike: Announcing SOC 2 Compliance
SupplyPike is proud to announce it is now SOC 2 Type I compliance attestation by the AICPA, showing SupplyPike's commitment to security.Read Article →
What Is a SCAC Code, and How Is It Used?
What is a Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)? How is it used in the supply chain and logistics world? What are the common SCAC codes?Read Article →
Packing and Labeling for Kroger Import Vendors
Kroger has updated its packing and labeling standards for 2021 for its import vendors. We break them down in plain English for you.Read Article →
Kroger’s Import Vendor Compliance Program
Are you a direct import supplier to Kroger? Learn all you need to know about Kroger's Import Vendor Compliance Program in this guide.Read Article →
Avoiding Common EDI Errors with Kroger
Kroger has strict requirements for its electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions. Learn how to avoid common EDI errors.Read Article →
How to Set up EDI with Kroger
So, you're a new vendor to the largest grocery chain in the U.S. Your first step is to learn how to set up EDI with Kroger.Read Article →
Why Is Replenishment Important?
What is replenishment? Why is replenishment important? We go over the basics and different processes for avoiding out-of-stocks.Read Article →
Understanding Product Testing: Safety, Quality, and Usage
New Walmart suppliers must make sure they understand product testing. This process involves testing items for safety, quality, and usage.Read Article →
How Are Instocks Determined?
Replenishment is tough business. So, how are instocks determined and how do you calculate them in replenishment? What is in pipe?Read Article →
What To Do When Walmart Runs Out of Stock
Oh no! Walmart is out of stock for your consumables. What do you need to do? We detail how to deal with Walmart out-of-stocks.Read Article →
What Are the Five Types of Inventory?
What are the five types of inventory? We go over the different types of inventory or stock that businesses use in their processes.Read Article →
SupplyPike Certified a Great Place to Work
SupplyPike has been officially certified a Great Place To Work! In a survey sent to employees, 98% said they enjoy working at SupplyPike.Read Article →
Procurement Best Practices
Procurement touches every aspect of a supplier's business. See the benefits of a procurement process and the top five best practices.Read Article →
Advantages of Hiring a Third-Party Logistics Company (3PL)
What are the advantages of hiring a third-party logistics company (3PL)? We dig into what a 3PL is and the order fulfillment process.Read Article →
What is TI/HI?
In the warehousing world, you may have heard the term TI/HI or Tie-High. This common logistics term refers to pallet stacking.Read Article →
What Is Stock Control?
What is stock control (AKA inventory control)? Learn about the various methods of stock control, pros and cons, and implementing it.Read Article →
What Is Vendor Managed Inventory?
What is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)? Learn about VMI, how it benefits both retailers and suppliers, and implementing it.Read Article →
What Is Aggregate Inventory Management?
What is aggregate inventory management? In this article, learn about aggregate inventory management, the benefits, and how to implement it.Read Article →
What Is Cross-Docking?
Have you heard of cross-docking? We go over the types of cross-docking, the benefits and drawbacks, and who should use it.Read Article →
Understanding Freight Consolidation
What is freight consolidation? What does it mean to consolidate freight? What are the pros and cons? What are the types?Read Article →
Procurement and Marketing in CPG Companies
How can Procurement and Marketing grow CPG companies? Learn strategies for how these teams can create synergy.Read Article →
CPG Management through Retail Analytics
Big data and retail analytics are key to CPG management and crucial for growing businesses to be successful in retail.Read Article →
E-commerce Strategies for Increasing Sales During the Holidays
Holidays got you down? Here are eight strategies for increasing your e-commerce holiday sales - from marketing to free shipping.Read Article →
6 Qualities of a Competitive CPG Supply Chain
What makes a CPG's supply chain competitive? Check out this list of 6 qualities of a competitive supply chain.Read Article →
CPG Industry Trends and Changes in 2020
We take a dive into the ever-changing CPG industry by taking a look at some new trends for consumer packaged goods companies.Read Article →
Using Customer Data Platforms in Digital Marketing
CPGs have turned to digital marketing and using customer data platforms to enhance consumers’ experience. Let’s look at how you can, too.Read Article →
How Do I Create A Plan For Supply Chain Risk Management?
Being a supplier is challenging and risky. Learn how to manage that risk with a supply chain risk management plan.Read Article →
Press Release: SupplyPike Teams Up with SPS Commerce
SupplyPike teams up with SPS Commerce to integrate order fulfillment data to better assess retail deductions.Read Article →
Announcing the Workshop on Responding to OTIF Fines
You're starting to see chargebacks roll in from the new 2020 OTIF goals. What do you do now? Check out this workshop on responding to fines.Read Article →
Announcing the Workshop on Improving Your OTIF Scores
We're continuing our Ultimate OTIF Workshop with Session #2: Improving Your OTIF Scores! Identify root causes and get your scores up.Read Article →
Announcing the Fundamentals of OTIF Workshop
Announcing Session #1 of the Ultimate OTIF Workshop: The Fundamentals of Walmart OTIF! Coming December 2, 2020, on Supplier Community.Read Article →
What You Should Know About Product Standardization
What do you need to know before you consider product standardization? What are the economical benefits of standardizing products?Read Article →
Announcing the Ultimate OTIF Workshop
We've teamed up with Supplier Community to bring you the Ultimate OTIF Workshop for your Walmart scores and metrics.Read Article →
Getting to Know Walmart’s Referral Fee
Learn what it’s like to sell on Walmart Marketplace, including the referral fees associated with each product category and how to get paid.Read Article →
Demand Sensing in the Walmart Supply Chain
What is demand sensing in supply chain? How does Walmart use it to maintain inventory, even in the face of crises like COVID-19?Read Article →
Omnichannel in Retail
We dive into the key characteristics and advantages of omnichannel retail, including how it can help with customer retention.Read Article →
Omnichannel and the Walmart Supplier
We dig deep into Walmart's supply chain practices, how the retailer measures supplier success, and its push towards omnichannel sales.Read Article →
How Does Demand Sensing Work?
How does demand sensing work? Here are some methods for integrating and making the most of demand sensing and forecasts.Read Article →
Understanding Demand Sensing
Understanding demand sensing can lead to a smooth, well-oiled supply chain for even the most desired products. Forecasting is a must.Read Article →
Advantages of Selling Online
Learn about the benefits and advantages of e-commerce and selling online, either on a site you maintain or on a marketplace.Read Article →
The Importance of Product Standardization
Learn about product standardization, its uses in the manufacturing world, its benefits to companies, and how it can help customer loyalty.Read Article →
Walmart: Driving the Omnichannel Strategy
Walmart is working hard to be a trendsetter of the omnichannel strategy in retail and it uses data to achieve its goals.Read Article →
Walmart’s Omnichannel Power – Beating the Pandemic
Walmart's omnichannel program is rising above the trials and tribulations of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Read Article →
How to Improve On-Shelf Availability
Learn how to improve your on-shelf availability, measure your in-stocks, and prepare for surpluses and promotions.Read Article →
The Retail Industry Post COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the retail industry, from closing shops to panic buying. Retailers must adapt - or die.Read Article →
What Is a Supply Plan?
What is a supply plan? How can it help you maintain a well-oiled supply chain? How do you calculate a good supply plan?Read Article →
Dropship Vendor Program Standards
Learn about the performance standards and requirements for Walmart's dropship vendor program, inculding tips and tricks to being successful.Read Article →
Measuring On-Shelf Availability
Learn how modern vendors and retailers are measuring on-shelf availability (OSA) so that products are always there for the consumer.Read Article →
How to Become a Walmart Dropship Vendor
Learn the basics of becoming a Walmart Dropship Vendor, including the benefits and drawbacks of the program and alternatives.Read Article →
What We Learned from Walmart Open Call Applicants
We interviewed seven U.S. entrepreneurs who attended Walmart Open Call and asked for their insights into the event and any advice they have.Read Article →
What is Walmart Open Call?
What is Walmart Open Call? We dive into Walmart's initiative to put money back into American industry by attracting US-made suppliers.Read Article →
OTIF Best Practices
Learn the best practices for keeping your supply chain well-oiled and compliant with Walmart's On-Time In-Full (OTIF) program.Read Article →
OTIF Q&A Panel on October 7, 2020
SupplyPike and Supplier Community have teamed up to bring you an OTIF Q&A panel discussion with top industry speakers on Oct. 7, 2020.Read Article →
Holding 3rd Parties Accountable for OTIF Fines
Are you losing money to OTIF fines? Learn how to hold your 3rd parties accountable for supply chain issues and fix root causes.Read Article →
Walmart’s New Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP) – Phase 1
Walmart has announced a new compliance initiative: Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). Dig into the details of Phase1 of SQEP.Read Article →
How to Pitch SupplyPike to Your Boss
Do you love SupplyPike's products but need to convince your leadership? Learn how to pitch SupplyPike to your boss.Read Article →
Should I Use Prepaid or Collect Freight?
Are you a new supplier looking at your shipping options, or are you a veteren considering changing? Should you use Prepaid or Collect?Read Article →
Announcing SupplyPike Partnership with 8th & Walton
SupplyPike is excited to partner with 8th & Walton to marry expert consulting services with advanced software solutions!Read Article →
New 2020 Walmart OTIF Changes
Walmart has announced changes to its On-Time In-Full (OTIF) program on Sept. 1, 2020. Read about the new goals and metrics in plain English.Read Article →
Hurricane Laura Closes Stores in Louisiana and Texas
Hurricane Laura is a category four tropical storm that has closed Walmart stores across Louisiana and Texas. Here is a list of closed stores.Read Article →
Shipping on Walmart Marketplace
Learn about what options you have as a Seller on Walmart Marketplace for shipping, as well as what standards you must adhere to.Read Article →