Walmart Supply Chain Strategy Case Study

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Wal-Mart had a very effective rather responsive and flexible distribution system to transport goods from docks to stores.It educated the drives with the ethics and code of conduct which pictures their supply chain responsibility.

Wal-Mart had a very effective rather responsive and flexible distribution system to transport goods from docks to stores.It educated the drives with the ethics and code of conduct which pictures their supply chain responsibility.Against this backdrop, Peter Redmond, vice president for seafood and deli, believed that continuity of supply was the single greatest long-term issue facing the seafood network.

Point Of Sale: Information sharing is one of the most important things when it comes to SCM.

P&G with its Pampers requested Wal-Mart to share its point of sale so that it could predict its demand more or less and work on the information to bring in efficiency.

Thus point of sale sharing would be a key element for any company for its further scope of improvement and also when there is further scope of improvement there is a role for Supply chain management.

The goal of the Walmart sustainability case project is to develop teaching cases and notes that lead students through an in-depth analysis of Walmart's efforts to develop and implement an ambitious corporate sustainability strategy.

In 2007, Walmart was sourcing approximately $750 million in seafood annually.

Although output from the world’s fisheries had declined to 3 percent of production levels in the year 1900, the company’s volume of seafood business was growing at roughly 25 percent per year.

In the year 2009, Fortune Magazine ranked Wal-Mart as first among other retailers in its survey. It is said that Wal-Mart’s extreme success could be attributed to its effective supply chain management.

Wal-Mart’s efficiency in supply chain management was due to two key factors namely automated distribution center and the computerized inventory system.

It provides enough detail that students should be able to make recommendations regarding how should Walmart rationalize its seafood supply chain to reduce costs and promote sustainability.

The world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart was founded by Sam Walton in the year 1962. On 31st October 1969, the company was incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores. Presently they are operating in fifteen countries with more than 8,000 stores with 2.1 million employees(, 2009).

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