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Supply Chain Management at Wal-Mart: Case Analysis

Autor:   •  July 16, 2019  •  Case Study  •  2,346 Words (10 Pages)  •  237 Views

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Table of Contents

Summary ………..……..……..……..……..…..……..……..……..……..…..…….…….…… 3

        Procurement ……..……..………...……..……..……..……..……..……....….………...3

        Distribution……..………..……..……..….…..……..…….…..…….…..…..…………..3

        Store Network……..……..……..……..………..…….…….……..……..…………...…3

        Information Systems……..……..……...……..…………….…….…….……....…….…4

        Human Resources……..……..……………...……..……..……..…….………….…..…4

        Focusing on the Supply Chain……..……..……..……..…….…..……….……..…..…..4

        New Initiatives and a Reorganization……..………..……..……..….…………….….…4

Main Issues, Course Topics, and Recommendations…..……..……..….……….…………..5

        Facilities (Inventory and Transportation)...………………..…..……….…...………..…5

        Inventory ..……..…….…..……….……..…….…..……….……..…….…………….…6

        Information Systems ..……..…….…..……….……..……..…….…………..……….…7

        Sourcing……..…….…..……….……..…….…..……….……..……….…..……….…..7

Bibliography……..…….…..……….……..…….…..……….……..……….…..…….....………9

Summary

Wal-Mart was founded by Sam Walton in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is the world’s largest retailer employing over 2 million employees and operating over 8,500 stores on a global scale. Its strategy is to provide quality products using everyday low prices. The company’s product offerings range from apparel and housewares to electronics. One of Wal-Mart’s key competitive advantages lends itself to a successful supply chain model. It was one of the first companies to rely on data to make operational decisions through the use of bar codes, information-sharing with suppliers, the control of trucking fleet, and a computerized point-of sale system.

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