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“Wal-Mart and Their Management Information System” | | April 20, 2012 | Sam Walton, the founder and former CEO of Wal-Mart, was a stubborn, driven, hardworking, frugal man. After launching over 2,000 stores nationwide in 1993 (Wal-Mart Stores INC), a few investors realized the need for Walton to be able to communicate with all of Wal-Mart stores in a timely manner. These investors suggested that Walton invested twenty-four million dollars in a satellite system that would enable him to communicate easily with his fast growing Wal-Mart chain. Walton insisted that he would be able to visit every single store personally, yet he reluctantly agreed to the offer (Satellite Adds Speed To Wal-Mart). From this point forward Wal-Mart’s…show more content…
Here I will discuss the procedure cycle of a daily employee, who will be conducting the collaborative procedures. Everyday Wal-Mart’s employees use procedures to get their job done at the best of their ability. For example, Wal-Mart employees Billy, Jim, and Bob must stock the shelves of aisle 7, the laundry detergent aisle, by six o’clock sharp. They would begin with the starting phase setting the ground rules for the collaboration. What task is at hand? They would then move onto the planning phase which would determine “who will do what and by when”. Next is performing the action on stocking the shelves. Within this stage management should determine if the task at hand would be finished within the allotted time frame and make adjustments if needed. After that the team is wrapping-up. Are the shelves fully stocked? If yes, disband the team and move onto other projects. If no, contact a manager for more information. Lastly, the team should provide positive and/or negative feedback to their manager. By Wal-Mart employees and managers communicating throughout procedures, Wal-Mart can modify their procedures to utilized the least time and cost needed. Last, but not least, of the collaboration information system is the most important component; the people. Without the people of the collaboration system, nothing else would be possible. In this section I explained how Wal-Mart incorporated collaboration
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