Two Strategic Issues Currently Confronting Walmart’s Supply Chain

Optimizing cost to serve in an Omni Channel World. How do we approach channel decision making to serve our customers and make their lives easier. Understanding cost to serve through different channels and in real time, becomes increasingly more complex as the combination of nodes, delivery methods and inventory assortment scales rapidly across our network The need for automation has escalated as the competition for labor drives pressure on wages. Finance plays a key role in understanding the business case for automation and benefits across different parts of the Supply Chain — William J. (Bill) Mines SVP Finance and Strategy,…

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