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• The Journal of Commerce reports that Walmart is going from requesting a delivery guarantee from its suppliers to demanding one, “imposing new deadlines for getting goods to distribution centers as well as tough penalties on those that miss the mark.”

According to the story on the new policy, “As of Feb. 1, companies delivering goods to Wal-Mart warehouses need to have their merchandise arrive within a four-day window leading up to a "must arrive by date," or a MABD. Suppliers that are consistently early or late in delivering goods and now miss the window could face a penalty” of three percent of cost of goods sold.
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