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F09_class_14_Wal-Mart-RFID-with-speaker - Wal-Mart RFIDs...

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Gray & Patton MIS 301 Introduction to IT Management
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Agenda Exam #1 study guide posted on BB – high Wednesday exam review – BRING QUESTIONS Wal-Mart article RFID technology Preview for Metro Group RFID case write-up, due 10/28 Wal-Mart and sustainability Wal-Mart, healthcare, CAS and RAS
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Wal-Mart’s Business Model What is Wal-Mart known for? What does Wal-Mart focus on related to Porter’s model of competition (cost and differentiation) How does Wal-Mart’s business model relate to the Value Chain? Business Week, Feb. 15, 2008 http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_40/photo_essay/0340pe_start.htm
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Porter’s 4 Competitive Strategies
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Some Wal-Mart Facts 4,200 stores 2 million employees FY 2008 - $410 BILLION in sales What does it take to manage that size of operation? How sophisticated do you think their IT Systems are?
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Porter’s Value Chain Model Network of linked value-creating activities
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Data   Information   Knowledge What do people stock up on when a hurricane is imminent?
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Wal-Mart Data Center Only the Pentagon processes more data than Wal-Mart. Data management is a major source of competitive advantage.
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Consider Power of 10 http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYg_oSEV-XM
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Wal-Mart Replenishment – Hurricane Katrina Preparing, responding, rebuilding with Preparing, responding, rebuilding with 2,498 emergency truckloads of supplies 2,498 emergency truckloads of supplies
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