Wal-Mart Tightens Delivery Windows for Suppliers (WSJ)

Wal-Mart’s large suppliers will now need to deliver full orders within a specified one- or two-day window 85% of the time or face a fine of 3% of the cost of delayed goods. Previously, suppliers had to hit a 75% threshold to avoid fines. For smaller suppliers the on-time threshold will move to 50%, up from 33%. The change will take effect in April.

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