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Operations Management and Supply Chains

How do hardware companies such as True Value or Wal-mart or Home Depot process their work according to Operations Management and supply chains method. For example, how these companies competing with operations, process strategy, process analysis, capacity planning, location, supply chain integration, forecasting, operation planning and scheduling and resource planning. (Just brief explain in general of how these companies apply operations management methods in their works).

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Supply Chain Strategy of Walmart
The operations strategy of Wal-Mart is aimed at capturing market share with its "everyday low prices" strategy. Over past few years Walmart has become world's largest and most powerful retailer with highest sales per square foot, inventory turnover, and operating profit of any discount retailer ("Walmart's keys to successful...", n.d). The main components of Walmart's supply chain are purchasing, operations, distribution and integration. The retailer has been able to assume its position due to efficient integration of suppliers, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution to stores. Walmart's operations are organized into three divisions: Walmart Stores, Sam's Club and Walmart International.

The main components of its supply chain are:
- Vendor partnerships: The supply chain begins with finding right vendors who would be able to meet the demand of Walmart and provide best price to the retailer. Walmart ...

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