Wal-Mart's Supply Chain Management Practices

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Case Code : OPER020 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
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Supply Chain Management
Case Length : 12 Pages
Period : 1998 - 2003
Organization : Wal-Mart
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : USA
Industry : Retailing


The case examines the supply chain management practices at Wal-Mart, the leading retailer in the world. The case explains in detail how Wal-Mart managed various components of the supply chain including procurement, distribution, logistics and inventory management. It covers how the use of innovative IT tools has helped the company in improving the efficiency of supply chain. The case concludes with a discussion on the benefits reaped by Wal-Mart due to its efficient and effective supply chain management system.


Understand the importance of an efficient distribution and logistics management system in not only reducing the costs for a retailing company but also in creating value for the customers


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Managing the Supply Chain 3
The Benefits Reaped 6
Exhibits 8


Supply chain management, Wal-Mart, retailer, world, managed, components, procurement, distribution, logistics ,inventory management, IT, tools, efficiency

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