Strategic Analysis Of Walmart

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Through the use of business intelligence solutions Walmart can address recent issues such as lower sales are particular stores, find further value and understanding behind revenue streams, and address the unusually high sale reports of seasonal sales in comparison to routine sales to better understand where to focus marketing for better operation. Based on the reports from walmart.com, the majority of sales has been generated from Walmart’s brick and mortar stores. However, based on recent growth online, Walmart stands to make substantially more as part of the online retail market. Walmart’s options for development within this market include further development of their mobile application and an additional focus on their selling experience…show more content…
The company has experienced some downsizing in the sense of closing some stores. However, these store closings played a key point in the continued growth and success of the remaining stores open as well as the Walmart retailer online experience. These stores selected for the closures were all stores that based on sales, were not meeting a goal. Additionally, a characteristic that makes Walmart as a company interesting from an operations management perspective is Walmart’s online retailer capability that allows for individuals to pick up, ship to, as well as have one of Walmart’s representatives grab their groceries for them as…show more content…
Based on the current market capabilities of Walmart, Walmart is nearly comparable to a company such as Amazon. Walmart has a focus on brick and mortar stores as the front line to customer satisfaction. They currently provide as a retailer, many tailored services such as grocery pick up, pick-up in store, as well as purchasing entirely online. Recently Walmart has raised online prices to push individuals going in store to purchase items due to mass sells online that is gradually taking away from the main focus on Walmart stores for consumer needs. Some research questions I expect to be answered include “what efforts drive Walmart’s profitability?” I believe this information will be evident within a quarterly report. I expect to answer “what decisions on the store operational level drive Walmart’s profitability?” This question I believe to be answerable through a thorough analysis of the current quarterly reports. Through already reading two of the quarterly reports, Walmart is very avid of the practices of their store representatives and the actions taken to drive the profitability of these
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