Walmart Is A Multinational Retail Company

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Walmart Organization Walmart is a multinational retail company that runs a network of more than 11,000 discount retail stores as well as warehouse stores distributed in more than 27 countries. Its headquarters are located in Bentonville, United. It ranks as the world’s leading private employer with over 2.2 million employees serving in different countries’ retail stores. Walmart operates as a family owned organization that is managed by the Walton family. The Walton siblings own more than 50% of this company through managing the Walton Enterprises as well as through individual holdings (Charles, 2014). Walmart is equally ranked among the highly valuable companies, in terms of market value, as well as the biggest grocery retailer where it generates more than 51% of its sales from the grocery business. This paper explores Walmart’s operation management with regard to supply chain characteristics, global business operations, production processes, the company commitment to quality and excellence, inventory methodologies, operational planning and movement towards lean processes (Massengill, 2013). Walmart Organization History and background information Walmart’s history dates back in 1945 when Sam Walton bought an outlet of the Ben Franklin retail stores with the aim of selling products at a relatively low cost, so as to generate huge sale volumes and make profits at a low margin. Although this portrayed the purchased outlet as a crusade for most consumers,
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