Operations Management at Walmart

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The beginning:
Operations Management at Walmart
When people shop at
Walmart
all they see is the low price of goods and services.
Walmart
has a reputation of being relentless in dealing with companies when it comes to making deals to sell their goods (Fishman, 2003).
An example of what
Walmart
is all about can be seen in this illustration of how Vlasic pickles are sold for under $3 for a gallon jar when they are the number one brand of pickle in the US. A gallon jar of pickles is considered a year supply (Fishman, 2003).
The above example is what makes
Walmart
the largest most successful retailer in the US.
Walmart
sells a gallon jar of Vlasic pickles for less than a grocery store can sell a quart.
Walmart
is providing a service to the consumer that other...
The end:
.....“About Us”, 2010).
The vision of
Walmart
is written out in the Ethical Standards Program (ESP). The ESP is a platform of social responsibility in terms of positive labor and environmental practices. The mission of
Walmart
is to bring opportunities to people globally for a better life through merchandise purchases and factory compliance.
Walmart
is committed to working with suppliers and stakeholders to meet the challenges of sustainable low pricing of all
Walmart
products and services (“About Us”, 2010).
References
About Us. (2010).
Walmater
Corporate. Retrieved May 16, 2010,
from http://walmartstores.com/AboutUs/
Fishman, C. (2003). The
Walmart
You Don’t Know. Retrieved may
16, 2010, from http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/walmart.html