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WalStreet Fireside Chat – On Time In Full OTIF November Recap

On Time In Full (OTIF) has been a hot topic of conversation in 2017. As we near the end of the year, Ed Oldham, (VP Flow) and Jeff Gruener, (SVP Merch Ops Centralized Solution/Execution) conversed with a group of about 100 learning more about Walmart’s OTIF initiative, where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they want to go in 2018. The two were the featured speakers at the Greater

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WalStreet Speaker Series set for December 6 – Walmart Culinary Center and Private Label

The next WalStreet Speaker Series is set for December 6th.  Karen Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Private Brands/Sourcing General Merchandise at Walmart, and Karen Dineen, Senior Director for Private Brands, General Merchandise, Walmart US will be discussing the Walmart Culinary Center and Private Label. Breakfast and registration begin at 7:00am on Wednesday, December 6.  Learn more and register

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Graham Cobb

Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce Announces New President/CEO

The Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the selection of Graham Cobb as the new President/CEO. A native Arkansan, Cobb is a proven leader with 20 years of experience in product development, audience/customer/member engagement, people management, brand advancement, and culture construction. Entrepreneurship runs in Cobb’s blood. As a teenager and young adult, he cut his

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Lakepointe to Host Business After Hours

Join us Thursday, October 26 for Business After Hours. This fun networking event will be hosted by  Lakepointe Restaurant and Event Center, 103 Marina Dr., Bella Vista, AR. Business After Hours begins at 5:00pm and is free and open to all members and their guests.

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Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit features Walmart CTO, Jeremy King as Keynote Speaker

E-commerce is not something Wal-Mart Stores just discovered in the past few years. The retail giant stood up its online division in 1999 after acquiring a site and converting it to, according to Jeremy King, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Walmart U.S and eCommerce.King was the afternoon keynote speaker at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit held in

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How to Get the Most with Your Holiday Marketing Dollars – Brown Bag Lunch

Black Friday is just a few weeks away.  Join us and explore how to get the most out of Holiday Marketing Dollars with “new media” marketing.  This won’t be your typical PowerPoint we’re going to show you hands on strategies on how to target you customers using Facebook and Google. Included with Chamber Membership, $10 for Non-Members.  Bring your own Brown Bag Lunch and join us at the Chamber from

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David Scogin

Walmart VP of Store Layout Set to Speak October 26

The next WalStreet Speaker Series is set for October 26 will feature David Scogin, VP Store Layout, Walmart US. David's topic: Does Omni-Channel and Hard Discounters Influence New Store Layout and Space? Join us at Sam's Club Home Office Auditorium, 7:00am - Registration.  Program - 7:30am.  Registration required. Click Here to register. David joined Wal-Mart in 1990 in the Tax Department.  In

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Arkansas Maker Summit set for October 16

The Scott Family Amazeum, in partnership with the Innovation Hub of North Little Rock, the Arkansas Discovery Network, and the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, is excited to present the second statewide Maker Summit in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Monday, October 16, 2017. Tickets for the day cost $49 and include light breakfast and lunch. Arkansas

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“Wal-Mart exec tells suppliers why OTIF was needed, says bar is high but necessary”

Wal-Mart said without great product availability on its shelves, its promise of delivering low prices is empty. That is why the retail giant recently upped the ante on supply chain excellence and revamped delivery requirements known as On-Time-In-Full (OTIF). Suppliers (full-truckload) who don’t comply with the new OTIF guidelines of 75% on-time and in-full deliveries are being fined 3% of the

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