Explain how the supply chain was modified form brick to mortar by e-commerce.
Case of Home Depot
Founded in 1978, The Home Depot (Retail) is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer and the second largest retailer in the United States, with fiscal 2005 sales of $81.5 billion. The company employs approximately 345,000 associates and has 2,056 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. Through its Home Depot Supply Division, the company operates one of the nation's largest diversified wholesale distributors, with operations in 41 states and Canada. The Home Depot has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the No. 1 Most Admired Specialty Retailer and the No. 13 Most Admired Corporation in America for 2006. According to the income statement the profitability of the Home depot is healthy and it has increase to the $5.8 bn in 2005 and also Sales have grown to $81.5 bn.
Case of Lowe's Companies Inc.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. is also one of the largest home improvement retailer. Its products include home decorating, maintenance, repair, remodelling and property maintenance. Its customers include retail do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers, who ...
The solution analyzes the supply chain of Home Depot and Lowe's.