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2010
The Case Study Company: Wal-Mart

Muhamed Azrul Azli 20680244 10/5/2010

The Case Study Company Analyzing Wal-Mart Inc

Contents
Executive Summary .............................................................................................................................. 1 1.0 Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 4 1.1 Purpose.......................................................................................................................................... 4 1.2 Objectives ...................................................................................................................................... 4 1.3 Scope ............................................................................................................................................. 4 1.4 Limitations ..................................................................................................................................... 4 1.5 Wal-Mart At A Glance .................................................................................................................... 4 2.0 Wal-Mart¶s Business Model and Strategy..................................................................................... 6 3.0 Analyzing People, Organization and Technology- Success Factor & Current Issue ................ 7 3.1 Inspirational Leader ....................................................................................................................... 7 3.2 Issues in Wal-Mart s Human Resource Management ...................................................................... 8 3.3 Retention Policy ............................................................................................................................. 9 3.4 RFID in Supply Chain Management ................................................................................................. 9 4.0 Chain Model-Understanding the Process................................................................................... 10 4.1 Upstream Procurement, Logistics and Distribution ..................................................................... 11 4.2 Mid and Down Stream: Outlet/ Stores Inventory Management and RFID ..................................... 12 5.0 RFID System in Wal-Mart Value Chain- Implementation and Risks ........................................ 13 6.0 Recommendation ......................................................................................................................... 15 7.0 Conclusion..................................................................................................................................... 15 Reference List ..................................................................................................................................... 16 Appendix

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The Case Study Company Analyzing Wal-Mart Inc

Executive Summary The report analyzes Wal-Mart Inc Stores on its business environments and operations specifically in United States. Firstly, is to understand the history and its current market position. Wal-Mart is a giant retailer in the United States worth billions of dollars that sells general merchandise. It was founded by Sam Walton after World War 2 in Arkansas. Currently they are the number one corporation in the world. Wal-Mart business model is everyday low price, which conduct business to consumer (B2C), business to business (B2B) and online model. They serve customer from all segments, from everyday consumer to small business owners. Their undisputed everyday low price had made them the leader in the retail industry with stores over 3800 in US. The third section is to analyze the people organization and technology issues. Inspirational leader such as Sam Walton understands the concept of human behavior which turns out to be the core foundation of Wal-Mart corporate culture. Despite criticism and...
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