Wal-Mart's Supply Chain Management Practices (B): Using IT/Internet to Manage the Supply Chain

            
 
Case Studies | Case Study in Business, Management

ICMR HOME | ICMR Case Collection

To download Wal-Mart's Supply Chain Management Practices (B): Using IT/Internet to Manage the Supply Chain case study (Case Code: OPER028) click on the button below, and select the case from the list of available cases:



Current Exchange Rates
INR 400.00 = USD ($),
                 = GBP (),
                 = EURO (€)
Currency data courtesy coinmill.com
INR is INDIAN RUPEES (Rs.)


Operations Case Studies
ICMR Case Study Collection
ICMR HOME
Mini Case Studies
Micro Case Studies
View Detailed Pricing Info
How To Order This Case
Business Case Studies

Google
Webicmrindia.org



Please note:

This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.



Chat with us

Strategic Management Formulation, Implementation, & Control, 12e

Please leave your feedback

Leave Your Feedback

ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India RSS Feed

Case Details:

Price:

Case Code : OPER028 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 400 + Rs. 25 for Shipping & Handling Charges

Themes

Supply Chain Management
Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 1992 - 2003
Organization : Wal - Mart
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : USA
Industry : Retail

Abstract:

The US-based Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, is believed to be the best supply chain operator of all times. Much of the efficiency achieved by the company in managing its supply chain is because of its proactive use of IT and Internet-enabled technologies. The case discusses in detail the supply chain management practices of Wal-Mart and explains how the company employed IT/Internet to enhance the efficiency of each function of supply chain including procurement, warehouse and logistics management, inventory management and demand forecasting. The case focuses particularly on some of the important technologies used by the company and their benefits including EDI, voice-based tools and applications and the Retail Link system.

Operations Management Case Studies | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Marketing Management, Case Studies

The case also examines the use of Internet-based technologies by Wal-Mart in implementing collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR), global sourcing and EDI-INT. Finally, the case describes Wal-Mart's plans to implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, its benefits and the problems being faced by the suppliers to implement it.

Issues:

Understand how IT/Internet could be effectively used to enhance the efficiency of the supply chain thereby by reducing costs

Get insights into some of the latest supply chain management technologies including CPFR and RFID and their applications in the retailing industry

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
Using IT in Supply Chain Management 4
Using the Internet in Supply Chain Management 7
Recent Supply Chain Initiatives 9
Exhibits 13

Keywords:

Supply chain management, SCM, restructuring, Wal - Mart, food, consumer, goods, components, supply chain organization, procurement, warehousing, distribution, Internet, information technology tools, efficiency, supply chain

Wal-Mart's Supply Chain Management Practices : Using IT/Internet to Manage the Supply Chain - Next Page>>






Operations Management
Text Book - Rs. 500
ICMR Textbooks Collection

Operations Management
Work Book - Rs. 500
ICMR Workbooks Collection

Case Studies in Operations Management - Vol. I
Case Volume - Rs. 1000
ICMR Case Volume Collection

Google
 
 

Case Studies Links:- Case Studies, Mini Case Studies, Micro Case Studies, Simplified Case Studies.

Other Case Studies:- Multimedia Case Studies, Cases in Other Languages.

Business Reports Link:- Business Reports.

Books:- Text Books, Work Books, Case Volumes.