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Unformatted text preview: -Efficiencies-Gives WalMart full into on suppliers costs-No Negotiation -> volume threat-China -> 2000s- Distribution-Owned trucks, owned warehouses-Hub and Spoke System- IT-Retail Link-Scan ‘N Pay (2000s) -> inventory turnover (3.2 in 73, 4.4 in 83, 4.5 in 93, 7.6 in 03)-Hub + Spoke WTP Walmart vs. Small Specialty Shop (Rural small towns) + Convenience -> one stop shopping + Variety/Selection + National brands/Generics + Always in stock- Impersonal + Products tailored to local store...
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- Spring '11
- Supply Chain Management, poor working conditions, xchange POS data