SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN WAL-MART & AMUL
WAL-MART’S SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
(branded as Walmart) is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large, discount department stores. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue, according to the 2008 Fortune Global 500. The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962, incorporated on October 31, 1969, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1972. Wal- Mart is the largest private employer
and the largest grocery retailer in the United States. It also owns and operates the Sam's Club retail warehouses in North America. Walmart operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price. It has wholly-owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Wal-Mart's investments outside North America have had mixed results: its operations in South America and China are highly successful, while it was forced to pull out of Germany and South Korea when ventures there were unsuccessful. Conversely, others point out that Wal-Mart's rapid growth and logistical efficiency has enabled it to bring lower prices to consumers and more low paying jobs and new small businesses to the communities in which it operates.
WAL-MART’S SUPPLY CHAIN
Procurement and distribution
Wal-mart always emphasized the need to reduce its purchasing costs and offer best prices to its customers . The company procured goods directly from manufacturers bypassing all intermediaries. wall mart was a tough negotiator on prices and finalized a purchase deal only when it was fully confident that products being bought were not available else where at a lower price. Wal-mart had over 40 distribution centers located at different geographical locations in the US. Over 80000 items were stocked in these centers. Wal marts own warehouses directly supplied over 85 % of the inventory as compared to 65% by...