Supply Chain Management in Wallmart

4351 Words Mar 6th, 2014 18 Pages
P E S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BANASHANKARI 3RD STAGE BANGALORE.

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“SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT WALL-MART” -SUBMITTED BY SUJAY C 1PB12MBA51

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1. INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
2. LEVELS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
3. HISTORY-WALMART
4. WAL-MART INTRODUCTION AND ITS BUSINESS PROCESSES
5. SUPPLY CHAIN MANGEMENT AT WAL-MART
6. PROCUREMENT AND DISTRIBUTION
7. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
8. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
9. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND BUSINESS MODELS
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Air transportation is costly, but fast and reliable. Other modes of transportation may be cheaper, but the sacrifice has to hold inventories due to delays that may occur. If the above decisions are made with careful and strategic thought as well as with concern for integration, the supply chain should be efficient and successful.
The complete goal of SCM is to optimize supply chains in an endeavor to provide more accurate and time sensitive information that can be used to improve process times and cut costs. Supply chains have been around for decades and a constantly being improved. The newest opportunity for improvement is the introduction of Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. RFID technology will provide real-time information that will allow manufacturers to get better readings of customers and markets thus further improving supply chains. RFID will help retailers provide the right products at the right places at the right times. Finally, maximizing sales and profits.
Wal-Mart has been leading the charge with RFID technology. Having the largest retailer adopt and begin to use RFID technology has given strong backing to the technology and will only further and quicken the expansion of RFID. They have begun requiring all their major suppliers to implement RFID technology on all products supplied to Wal-Mart.
One example of what Wal-Mart has done with SCM and its suppliers is that of its relationship with

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