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SWOT Analysis of Wal-Mart

In a one page summary, fully assess one internal strength or weakness of Wal-Mart and explain how it impacts an external opportunity or threat.

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Wal-Mart greatest single strength is its' supply chain. This is primarily because in order to provide the company mandate to offer the lowest possible price to its customers, Wal-Mart has sought to reduce costs through the maximization of efficiency in its supply chain. The automation of Wal-Mart's supply chain had proven to be an integrated system which is unsurpassed. The supply chain integrates points of action from the cash register to the replenishing of stock and ordering.

When an item is purchased at a Wal-Mart retail outlet, the cash register reads a bar code which almost simultaneously communicates this information to the central warehouse for that geographical area. The warehouse is receives this notification which is, in essence, an order for a single unit to be replenished at the store at which the cash register is located. At the same instant the Wal-Mart central warehouse receives this notice, an identical notice is sent to ...

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Wal-Mart greatest single strength is its' supply chain. This is primarily because in order to provide the company mandate to offer the lowest possible price to its customers, Wal-Mart has sought to reduce costs through the maximization of efficiency in its supply chain. The automation of Wal-Mart's supply chain had proven to be an integrated system which is unsurpassed. The supply chain integrates ...

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