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Wal-Mart's supply chain management

Please provide a brief explanation of how supply chain management affects Wal-mart?

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Walmart's Method of Managing the Supply Chain

Walmart has been able to assume market leadership position primarily due to its efficient integration of suppliers, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution to stores. Its supply chain strategy has four key components: vendor partnerships, cross docking and distribution management, technology, and integration.

Walmart's supply chain begins with strategic sourcing to find products at the best price from suppliers who are in a position to ensure they can meet demand. ...

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