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Walmart's Business Level Strategy

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Write a brief assessment (two pages) of the WalMart case found in the text. Address three questions based on WalMart's business level strategy:

• What drivers of cost advantage make WalMart such a successful organization in the world of low-cost leadership?
• What types of problems evolve when low-cost leadership becomes the sole focus of organizations?
• Do you see any indications that WalMart is changing the way it pursues low-cost leadership?

You are not required to use outside resources for this assignment. If you choose to use any resources besides your text, you will need to include citations and references in APA format, but if you choose to use just what you have learned from your text readings this week in response to the case; you will not need to include those references.

Grant, M. R. (2013). Contemporary Strategy Analysis. (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley &
Sons Ltd.

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Walmart has grown from a single store to "the world's biggest private -sector employer." With this growth, the company has been exposed to new challenges and opportunities as the company struggles to retain its core values and basic beliefs. Walmart has cost advantages that help the company succeed with its low-price strategy, including its culture, distribution and organizational format. However, there are problems that evolve when low cost leadership becomes the sole focus of the organization that require the company to continue to evolve and adjust, as the organization pursues its strategy.
Walmart operates in a focused manner to strategically offer low prices to its customers. The drivers of Walmart's cost advantage begin with its corporate culture. Sam Walton, was one of the richest men, however, he famously continued to drive a beat up pickup truck. He was frugal and made sure his people understood the importance of acting in this manner, both personally and professionally. This thriftiness has been incorporated throughout the organization, resulting in bare bone, efficient operations. By being headquartered in Bentonville, Walmart was forced to operate in a different way, which ...

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This detailed solution reviews a case study on Walmart and identifies the drivers of cost advantage for WalMart low-cost leadership, the types of problems that evolve when low-cost leadership becomes the sole focus, and indications that WalMart is changing the way it pursues low-cost leadership. Includes examples.

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