I need help researching how the logistics processes can be improved in Walmart's organization. How does inventory management, quality management, logistics planning and facilities layout/process improvement help Walmart improve their efforts? I also need help finding good sources for this information.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:04 am ad1c9bdddf
Improvements in Logistics in Walmart
Wal-mart's logistics system has many advantages and provides the retailer ability to operate a competitive supply chain. The business model of Walmart is based on logistics excellence. The retailer believes that getting the supply chain right is no longer an option, rather it is a survival skill ("Improving supply chain...", n.d).
With its strengths, the supply chain got into an inventory management problem wherein Walmart lost $3 billion in sales due to out of stock merchandise while its inventory grew at a rate faster than its sales (Rosenblum, 2014). A part of it is due to problems in management of store back rooms. A combination of poor procedures and too few payroll hours allocated to managing the space made it impossible to find a product when it was needed (Rosenblum, 2014). To improve this situation, Walmart should allocate more payroll hours for managing back stores. There is also a need to make company's receiving system sturdier by ...
Recommendation for improvement of logistics at Walmart are examined.