farooq omar, Strategy Consultant, Pakistan
True, I agree that their strengths comes from the supply to reap the benefits of creating more cost/financial leverage to offset their rivals.
One thing has been overlooked in this strategy case is their strategy of absorption costing and most importantly QRM...
Here we would call of very good alignment of their corporate policies and strategies.. Over here policies are governed by their flexible "change" business strategies. That gives the Quick Response Management.
So, supply chains requires a "procurement" strategy that adds value to its supply chain and the supply chain efficiency boosts the overall value chain of Walmart.