Boyd Evert

We research and collect unauthorized deductions, find root causes, and provide best practices to suppliers to Walmart.

Featured Posts:


Predictive Maintenance: A Key to OTIF Success

The practice of Predictive Maintenance can be a powerful tool in support of #supplychain efficiency. Your #OTIF metrics will also benefit from using #predictivemaintenance. But everything comes with a price and we believe the advantages of this approach far outweigh the learning curve.


Fill Out These Forms

Automation can be a good thing. It can also be a big drag on your productivity. Some large retailers are putting in automated audit systems they believe will make their lives easier. But, those same systems are likely to load more burden on the backs of suppliers. Here's why.


AI for negotiations OK or IDK?

Between smartphones, smart refrigerators, and automated helplines that ask you to, "tell me in a few words why you are calling today", it seems like we spend more time talking to computers than real people. Soon, you may have no choice but to interact with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven machine when dealing with important business negotiations. Are we ready to negotiate with a computer? Are the computers ready to fully understand what we say and mean? We think it's going to be a bumpy ride. #artificialintelligence #ai #walmart #hrgaudit #contracts #negotiating