Ganeshan and Harrison
Supply chain provides a vital link between suppliers and customers. It involves meeting customers' requirements in terms of time, quality and quantity. It helps to optimize design, planning, production, delivery of materials and other resources used in manufacturing and production.
The main aim of the study was to investigate and analyze the ways in which the inventory management of Wal-Mart helps in its working. Hence, the author deeply analyzed and interpreted its performance.
In the first step, an introduction is given explaining the focus of the report and the roadmap that will be followed. This is followed by the Research section that explains the various methods deployed to find the required information. A theoretical framework has been given to highlight the variable which will be under consideration in this report and will be analyzed deeply.
Next, a through analysis is carried out about the RetailLink the sole supply chain information system of Wal-Mart, in connection to its inventory management. Variables identified in the theoretical framework are analyzed linking their working in Wal-Mart and how they benefit the organization.
This report also includes the current issue of implementing Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFID) in Wal-Mart, its benefits and criticism.
An overall conclusion is drawn in the end, giving authors point of view.
Figure 1: The Road Map .. ...3
Research .. .4
Figure 2: Theoretical framework ... ..4