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Operations execs to enlighten suppliers on execution opportunities


Store level execution, a topic near but not always so dear to the hearts of Walmart suppliers, will be the focus of a Doing Business in Bentonville event scheduled for next Wednesday.

Walmart SVP of operations Carol Johnston and RVP of operations Ashley Taylor are slated to discuss key initiatives within Walmart operations related to productivity, process execution and people leadership during an event scheduled for June 12 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center. The pair is expected to provide suppliers with an "on the ground" operators’ perspective.

Johnston is responsible for overseeing nearly 100,000 employees throughout 342 stores in Arkansas, Missiouri and Oklahoma. She has more than two decades of experience with Walmart, joining the company as an assistant manager in 1989 at stores in Kentucky and Indiana. Since then, she moved up through the organization to become a district manager, operations coordinator for U.S.Walmart, regional VP and VP and regional general manager before assuming her current role as SVP for Walmart’s central plains region.

Ashley Taylor is currently oversees Walmart’s region 42 consisting of Arkansas and southwest Missiouri. Prior to her operations role, Taylor served as VP and portfolio team leader responsible for commercial bread and in-store bakeries. Before joining Walmart, Taylor spent 12 years with Colgate Palmolive and three years with Chiquita Brands International.

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