Can Wal-Mart SCM Model be Exported?

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Anurag Pandey
Student (University), United Kingdom

Can Wal-Mart SCM Model be Exported?

Can Wal-Martís supply chain model be copied in other countries or by other retailers? Why (not)?

  Heiko Bohm
Manager, Switzerland

Obviously Not

As we can see in Germany it did not work out for Wal-Mart. They tried and failed. I believe the mistake they made is that they applied american consumer behavior to the European market. Therefore the algorythm did not work out and the shelves were empty - therefore no more clients - no more data available - system failure!!

  Anurag Pandey
Student (University), United Kingdom


Can you provide links of website where I can find out why they lack.

  Hector Estrada
United States

Of Course it Can..

The thing to keep in mind here is to align the supply chain model with company strategy, I think that in the case of Wal-Mart, their strategy has always been price leadership to consumers. This could only mean that their supply chain must be run as efficiently as possible to reduce costs.

  Anurag Pandey
Student (University), United Kingdom

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