Primary Activities Inbound and Outbound Logistics Walmart’s ownership and execution of the supply chain is a core competency that sets them apart from the competition. They have minimized the turnaround time to replenish inventory back into the stores. They also have agreements with suppliers to deliver products direct to the stores. Walmart owns 158 distribution centers strategically located in close proximity to many Walmart stores. The distribution centers employ 7,000 truck drivers to deliver truckloads of merchandise to the 10,700 retail stores with their tractors and trailers, as the inventory system dictates.
In order to uphold the effectiveness of their Just-In-Time policy in driving down excess stock and costs, Walmart work directly with their suppliers from all over the world to ensure that they meet strict supply chain management requirements. “Lead-time requirements” and “Timely Shipping” are just two of the requirements imposed by Walmart on their suppliers.  Walmart has also been using RFID technology (radio-frequency identification) for about a decade and as a result their supply chain management has benefited greatly.  They also operate an online store with the option to deliver or reserve for store pick-up.
The same issues such as getting existing services for a reduced price at acceptable quality standard came up repeatedly. Second, failure to meet service standards can force management to find other ways of achieving reliability. It is not atypical to find a company in which cumulative IT management neglect eventually culminated in an out-of-control situation the current IT department could not recover from. Management can see outsourcing as a way to fix a broken department. Third, a firm under intense cost or competitive pressures, which does not see IT as its core competence, may find outsourcing a way to delegate time-consuming, messy problems so it can focus scarce management time and energy on other differentiators.
How much need to be there- The dilemma of too little or too much: Another important aspect of Content Creation is the amount of information that needs to be shared. While deta... ... middle of paper ... ...ound: Content Creation is a detailed process, but most of the times it just have to be made in a hurry. Content creation is creative and time consuming process, one is not able to cover the whole concept because of limited time. Or worse the important part is left out and there is lot of unnecessary content that is not required. Dealing with multiple rounds of changes: Content creation is a complex process and changes during development are expected.
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But this created the problem of having too many projects in the pipeline that needs to be executed, and it eventually slowed down the progress of innovation in the company. This issue has been resolved by providing the management with extra information about the resources necessary to complete a project and according to the resources they take the decision of whether to execute or kill the project. Conclusion
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