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Wal-Mart Is it Good for America? Class 2 Discussion Points Dr. David Pritchard
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Wal-Mart is a Global Player The first company on the planet to report one quarter of a trillion dollars in sales– $256 billion Combined sales value of one IBM, one Hewlett- Packard, one Dell Computer, one Microsoft and one Cisco Systems As the world's largest company, Wal-Mart has tremendous power and influence
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Wal-Mart has changed the way business is done on a global basis In the past, it used to be that manufacturers – big multi-national manufacturers – had the most power, companies like General Motors and General Electric Now, global retailers actually have become the most powerful companies in the global economy. Wal-Mart says, it has over 100 million American shoppers stream into its 3,400 stores every week
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Does Wal-Mart have a positive influence in advancing business innovation? Wal-Mart became a world leader in logistics and promoted greater efficiency among its suppliers. Some analysts even credit Wal-Mart with increasing U.S. productivity Wal-Mart generated a revolution in how goods are produced, a shift from what's called "push production" to "pull production." What is push and pull production?
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course COB 0104-722 taught by Professor Wollan during the Fall '10 term at RIT.

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