Wal-Mart: the Main Street Merchant of Doom.

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Subject: Wal-Mart: The main street merchant of Doom.
Date:01.28.2010

ISSUES:
Largest purchase made from overseas which forced local manufacturers out of business. •Oppositions from labor unions and activists organizations regards to low wage, low benefits and taking advantage of illegal immigrants. •Gender discrimination against women.

Most sued company in America in respect of lawsuits.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Purchase from local manufacturers so that they are not out of business. Will benefit the region to develop. •Should work on the welfare of the employees as they are the assets of the company. •All genders should be given equal opportunities.

Detect the route cause of the issues and rectify them to avoid future problems of lawsuits.

COURSES OF ACTION/ALTERNATIVES:
It can save the local manufacturers from the episodes of global recession. But if purchases are made from other countries there are alternatives for a company. •A revision should be made in respect of the benefits of the employees, which may render many jobless. •Need to focus on development of employees irrespective of their gender. If not then there will be male dominant workforce and will effect the reputation of the company. •Appoint a specialist team to detect the route cause to avoid future lawsuits against the company.

EVALUATION/SELECTION OF BEST ALTERNATIVE:
Give an opportunity to small merchants to work with the company and it can be proved useful. •Provide good benefits to the employees so that they are motivated to work loyally. •Form an alliance with an external party to help solve the problems of the employees. •Stop employing employees who prove to be a liability for the company. •Avoid cheap labor by not employing illegal immigrants.

Revision of benefits strategy. Limited risk initiative.

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN:
Purchasing from the local market at a reasonable price will lead to good business relations. Will increase the market value of...
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