Value Chain Analysis of Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart


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Value Chain Analysis of Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart
In this document the writer carries out a value chain analysis of
and its two key competitors Target and K-Mart.
Value Chain Analysis
Business Process Activity
The management of Wal-Mart when compared to Target and K-Mart has hardly changed since its inception and therefore the company has been very focused and very streamlined in the goals and targets that it has set for itself (Parnell and Lester, 2008).
Target has often been faced with an identity crisis and unable to define its qualities and values when compared to Wal-Mart and therefore is not as focused as Wal-Mart.
K-Mart has in the past merged with Sears and therefore compared to...
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.....has not been able to differentiate itself adequately and therefore has been less successful than Wal-Mart.
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