21 Jan '15, 2pm

via @ebnonline Walmart’s Inventory Struggles Offer Valuable #SupplyChain Lesson

Renowned for its outstanding supply chain, Walmart has suffered a string of bad publicity. Reports of excess inventory coupled with empty shelves have tainted the retail giant's reputation as a flawless executor of supply chain management. Walmart's inventory issues remind us past achievements are no guarantee for future success. And based on a visit to my local Walmart, where empty shelves greeted customers in the middle of the holiday shopping rush, proves there's still a lot of work to be done before the blue-clad Walmart army will again "march in sync" as the new Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran put it. That a company which has pieced together an information technology infrastructure larger than that of any other private company in the world still faces inventory issues provides a stark reminder of the fickleness of success. Resting on past achievements is not an option eve...

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