Wal-Mart Research Paper by cee-cee

A look at how competitive advantage for Wal-Mart can help sustain its position in discount retailing.
# 107057 | 1,172 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 19, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Applied Operations)

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This paper discusses how for the retail chain Wal-Mart, the need for continuing to perfect its supply chain has a much more strategic role in their core businesses than does the pricing strategies the firm relies on. The paper then proceeds to show how the Wal-Mart supply chain is going to continually underscore its leadership position in discount retailing. To accomplish this, the Wal-Mart supply chain organization is defined including its current accomplishments and challenges. Specifically the corporate-wide roles of Wal-Marts' supply chain operations are discussed, including their strategies regarding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) implementations in warehouses worldwide and their commitment to collaborative advanced planning and scheduling. A cost/benefit analysis of the Wal-Mart supply chain is included as a basis for suggesting further improvements. Finally, Wal-Mart's' ethical considerations with streamlining their supply chain are explored.

Introducing Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart's Supply Chain Today
How Wal-Mart Is Defining Supply Chain Best Practices

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Cecere, Hagerty, Souza. AMR Research, (2005, March 3). How Best To Measure Your Supply Chain Today. (Report and Analysis). Boston, MA Cecere, L., Hagerty, J., Souza, J.
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