Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain Management Practices

Managing the Supply Chain
Wal-Mart has been able to achieve respectable leadership in the retail industry because of its focus on supply chain management. The use of innovative information technology tools had benefited Wal-Mart’s supply chain management.

Procurement and Distribution

Logistics Management

Inventory Management

Additional Reading

  1. “Cross docking: The move from supply to demand”, by Christine Rowat
  2. “Cross Docking and Cross Docking Network Design”, www.tli.isye.gatech.edu
  3. “Warehouse Evolution: High Tech Developments Get Industry Cooking”, Plants, sites and parks magazine, www.bizsites.com
  4. “Cross-docking in the U.K,” Siemens Dematic, www.siemensdematic.com.au, 2001.
  5. Cross docking delivers for Retail”, www.spscommerce.com
  6. “Value Chain Report- Warehouse Management Systems Add Value,” www.industryweek.com, www.iwvaluechain.com
  7. “Digital Age warehousing,” Penton Media, www.industryweek.com
  8. “Distribution strategies, Supply Chain analysis at Volkswagen of America,” www.eng.auburn.edu
  9. “It’s not only the retail side, Wal-Mart Distribution”, www.Wal-Martwatch.com
  10. “Stauffer V Wal-Mart stores, Inc., www.oalj.dol.gov
  11. “The Management of Business Logistics: A Supply Chain Prospective,” www.house.gov
  12. “Thrify Wal-Mart Partner for Flat Rate Rental Plan,” Auto Rental News, www.autorentalnews.com
  13. “Trans-loading, Cross docking,” www.commoditylogistics.com
  14. “Wal-Mart.com: The Physical giant goes Virtual,” Red Herring Magazine, www.redherring.com
  15. “Voluntary retail chains and the threats and opportunities of European Integration,” www.snee.org
  16. “What is cross docking?, The Warehouse Word, www.colofwhousing.com.au
  17. “Wholesale Distribution, Managing complex supply chain requirements in the foodservice industry,” wholesaledistribution.services.ibm.com
  18. “Supply Chain Management the Wal-Mart Way,” Supply Chain and Logistics Journal, www.infochain.org

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