Edit – Final Report

The Report Project is a draft need some change . I copy feedback from our professor to follow , edit the final paper.

Very good and property citation ,Introduction and conclusion.No plagiarisms.

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Walmart is a good organization to examine.

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What do you mean by data collection? This is not data collection. Remove this heading. Remove, all words pertaining to:  my, me, I etc.

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“Walmart is one of the multinational retailing corporation located in the United States. The corporation functions as a chain of grocery store, hypermarket and discount department store. The firm was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton and officially incorporated in October 1969. Moreover, the firm engages in the operation of retail, wholesale and other sections all over the world. It’s the largest world organization by revenue whereby it approximately generated four hundred and eighty billion dollars in 2016. The corporation has eleven thousand six hundred and ninety-five stores all over the world. The main products sold by the corporation include electronics, home and furniture, music, clothing, foot wear, toys, jewelry, sporting goods and fitness, health and beauty, grocery, photo finishing and craft supply”

“Additionally, the firm has the following division. Walmart U.S, Walmart international and Sam’s cub global e-commerce. The firm investment outside North America has met mixed reaction. It has highly succeeded in some parts especially in the United Kingdom, china, and South America though it has failed in Germany and South Korea. Furthermore, the firm operates in major cities over the world, and it has established subsidiaries in the following countries Canada, Mexico, Chiles, Central America and many others.”

“The firm mostly operates online where the customer purchases Walmart products through the online platform. The corporation, therefore, has so many computers that are located in every department. The wife routers also help to connect to the internet easily and therefore the wifi connection equipment are provided in most departments.

Walmart is a corporation that is licensed by the government and operates legally, and thus it has policies and guidelines, which ensure the firm operates ethically and does not violate the rule of law. The firm also protects the customers from harmful products and other living organisms. Sam’s club and Walmart are committed to ensuring they provide the customers with affordable, safe and sustainable food products and promoting human treatment of animals. The firm has improved tracking and audit program for pork chain supply, and the suppliers must meet the program requirements. The firm has developed mineral conflict program that guides on how the firm will operate in mineral product business and the products without violating the human rights especially to Democratic Republic of Congo citizens. The program will guide the electronic suppliers so as to avoid illegal business and thus maintain the corporation image.”

“Walmart is a very prominent firm in the world, which distributes different products to the clients in markets. The firm faces very stiff competition from other firms that are almost similar with Walmart organization. Germany grocer Lidl is one of the competitors giving Walmart challenge. Despite these stiff competitions, Walmart brand image has enabled it to perform well in the market, and many consumers still prefer products from the Walmart. Additionally, the firm is known to provide quality products that meet customers’ needs and therefore the firm has achieved to have loyal clients who they depend on and target all the time especially when they produce a new product. The best planning, financial management, marketing and customer care are some of the determinants that affect the competitive competition in the local market.

The Walmart competitive advantage depends on cost leadership. The firm is committed to ensure that the customer purchases products at the affordable prize and improve the lifestyle of the customer. The firm has also introduced business strategy in the following directions. One of the strategies is improving groceries. Walmart attempts to increase its fresh range produce and organic options. Additionally, the firm has also enhanced the flexibility of the shopping experience, which works to integrate its physical stores with the digital business.”

“Tesco Corporation is a British multinational retailer, grocery stores and general merchandise retailer. It has presence in 11 countries and records a revenue of about $67 billion annually. The grocery store is the major brand of this organization and this is why it is a threat to Walmart stores as that is the brand it is struggling to establish. It is important to note that most consumers do not shop in one store, they tend to think that this store is good for this thing and the other one is good for that other thing. In this case, shopper will shop at Walmart but when they need groceries they will go to Tesco and this has undermined the profit levels in the United Kingdom market and countries where Tesco has a strong presence.”

“Wal-Mart stores suited the context of the study as it presents a myriad of issues involving supply chain processes. The Wal-Mart stores constitute one of the major stores in the United States delivering distinct products to customers. Wal-Mart has a longstanding history of attaining the best ranking in terms of revenues. This approach aids in highlighting the major competencies and success factors that have catapulted the stores into attaining success in the highly competitive industry. Considering the chain process in Wal-Mart, comprising of the suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers, the store stands out as a perfect example for the analysis of the supply chain process within a company. “

“Considering the above analysis, it is evident that the success of the Wal-Mart stores strongly hinges on the strong supply chain process put in place by the stores. Various elements such as leveraging of technology, training of the members, engaging intermediaries, and managing the supplier sizes ensure that the products are adequately produced and used within the process. Below are some of the impacts of the supply chain on the performance of the Wal-Mart stores.

The first benefit is the quality production. The supply chain process entails quality assessment to ascertain that the products suit the required quality threshold. In the supplier processes, quality of products is assessed vis a vis the set threshold by the quality assurance team. This ensures that only the right product quality is used.

The supply chain process has equally enhanced efficiency in the production process. Each of the processes is closely monitored to ensure that correct quality measures are adhered to. The approach aids in ensuring that consumers are given the desired product quality. The efficiency further ensures that the goods are delivered to the customers within the required timeline. This bridges any demand gap that may exist in the supply chain process leading to customer satisfaction.

Finally, the supply chain ensures proper use of resources. The Wal-Mart stores control the amount of goods produced, supplied, and delivered. Ensuring control of the process aids in proper control of resources allocated for use. This, in turn, ensures that the right amount is produced and supplied to the market in the right manner.” 

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2 Part:

Description

Students will incorporate a financial analysis of their Walmart company and feedback from the draft from last unit to produce a final draft of the final report. Subsequently they will develop a package of materials that would be used for a presentation, in their capacity as an internal consultant, summarizing the findings and conclusions of the organization analysis to their virtual superiors.

Note: the outcome is simply the materials package for such a presentation; students are not required to make the presentation itself.

Materials

Adams, B. (n.d.). Analyze the annual report. Bob-Adams.net. Retrieved from http://bob-adams.net/analyze-annual-reports-mfg/

Adams, B. (n.d.). Analyzing the annual report – The easy way. InvestEd Inc.Retrieved from http://bob-adams.net/Documents/Anualize%20the%20Annual%20Rpt-HANDOUT-INTC.pdf

Gad, S. (2014). How to efficiently read an annual report. Investopedia. Retrieved from http://www.Investopedia.Com/Articles/Basics/10/Efficiently-Read-Annual-Report.Asp

Instructions

Using the readings provided, prepare a financial analysis of the company based on its latest annual report. Incorporate this analysis into your research project final report, drawing additional direction from the feedback provided by the instructor for the draft submitted last unit.

Evaluation

Part 6.A  will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall.

Research Project Part 6.A: Final Report

Activity/Competencies Demonstrated

% of Final Grade

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Content (60%)

a. Incorporated the research information from the text readings

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b. Incorporated the analysis from the course written activities

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c. Prepared a readable, interesting narrative.

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d. Data and analysis support the conclusions and/or recommendations

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e. Overall report supports the conclusions of the student’s research

/20

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Communication (25%)

a. Uses language clearly and effectively

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b. Information organized intelligently and holistically (i.e., not simply answers to questions)

/10

c. Proper introduction and conclusion to paper

/5

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Attention to Detail (15%)

a. APA Formatting (title, headings, and references)

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b. Spelling and grammar

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Total

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Company Research: Walmart.

Business Organization Analysis

Professor :

September 10, 2017

Table of Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………5 Data Collection 6 Organizational relationship 11 Organizational situation 12 Strategic context 12 Walmart profile 12 About Walmart Stores 17 Core Values, Vision, Mission, and Goals 17 Strategies and Investment Policy 18 SWOT Analysis on Walmart Stores 19 Strengths Weaknesses 20 Opportunities 20 Threats 21 Carrefour 21 Tesco Corporation 22 Costco Wholesale Corporation 22 What are the advantages and disadvantages of centralized purchasing? 26 Four Challenges Of Organization Design 26 Mechanistic: ……………………………………………………………………………… …..28 Organic: 29 The Wal-Mart supply chain case 30 The supply chain at Wal-Mart 30 Suppliers 31 Manufacturers 32 Wholesalers 32 Retailers 33 Core competencies in the Wal-Mart supply chain process 33 The appropriateness of the case study methods 33 Impacts of the supply chain on Wal-Mart performance and attainment of the strategies 34 Technology 35 Inventory Management 36 Technology Comparison to Failure Entry of Competition 38 Four Organizational Design Challenges 39 Marketing Mix 40 Product 40 Place 40 Price 40 Promotion 41 Success in the Global Market 41 Sources of Gain 42 Promotes Efficiency in Production: 43 Usage at Cheaper Cost: 44 Reduces Investment Fluctuations: 44 References 45 Appendix 52IntroductionAs the internal consultant for Walmart organization, I will start my analysis by assessing the performance of the organization. This will enable me in coming up with the progress of the organization and identify points of strength and consideration. In addition to this, I will review the business plan of the organization in order to know what is happening within the business and realize points of updating with a view to correspond to the economic market (International Institute of Business Analysis, 2015). Moreover, I will conduct a SWOT analysis that will give me the guiding view point for building on strengths, minimizing weaknesses, seizing opportunities and counteracting threats. I will also consider the skills available within the organization concerning management and other staff, the communication process employed as well as technology application.In my analysis, I will need to apply certain skills and competencies to come up with analytical results. I will, therefore, use critical problem-solving skills in a view to recognizing the strengths and improvement parts of the organization. In addition to this, I will need communication skills that will enable me to consult and interview the scholars of the company in an effort of knowing the history and development progress of the organization. Moreover, I will engage in critical thinking in making self-conclusions and what I believe about the organization. At the end of my analysis, I wish to come up with a detailed information that will guide me in realizing the performance ability of the organization, its financial status, position in the market as well as the critical developments that are needed in terms of skills to be employed, management and technology (Blais, 2012).Data CollectionThe steps that my data collection process will follow will entail interviewing, organizational history record reference, assessment and finally consultations and conclusions (Cadle, 2010). Through these steps, I believe that I will be able to come up with the necessary information concerning the organization through engagement of other entities, actual access to records and the collaborative association in assessing the credibility of the information before deciding on the best actions for improving the organization.Walmart is a famous and strong retailer around the globe. It is well known for offering excellent quality products, ease and usefulness in exchange of money to the people worldwide. As I have been assigned with a task of conducting analysis of the organization so being an internal consultant I will start from internal analysis that is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. My data collection steps include determination of the sources that can give competitive edge to Walmart. Secondly, I will prioritize these sources and capabilities in order of preference. For example, Walmart recent strengths include large distribution network, capabilities in information technology and market influence. These steps hold pertinence because an effective and well organized internal analysis can be conducted by following these steps (S Luciana Cristiana 2015).Internal analysis of an organization gives complete picture about skills and capabilities of an organization and the opportunities that it can avail. Also, it identifies that threats that can be avoided by utilizing strengths of an organization. In order to conduct internal analysis of Walmart, as an internal consult I need strong decision-making sills and Strategy developing skills in addition to well-constructed analytical skills. Because to figure out the strengths and weakness of Walmart my decision-making skills should be strong enough to develop a conclusion. Decision making skills involve collection and summarization of data in a systematic way. Also, my intuitive and innovation skills must be strong to develop various solutions to the issues at hand and that might Walmart encounter in the future. Internal analysis involves such actions that reveal profitable information about the organizations. Through this analysis, I expect to view strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Walmart in a comprehensive manner (Laura Barberá Marcilla May 2014). This internal analysis will assist Walmart in developing business goals to achieve development and sustainability in the future. Also, this internal analysis will enable Walmart to find out their competitiveness in their industry. Because an organization that is competitively feasible can dare its competitors to compete the service or good that it offers.in the case of Walmart, this internal analysis can help in challenging its competitors in its implementation of quality management standards and cutting-edge technology. Moreover, this internal analysis will assist Walmart in analyzing efficacy of its suppliers and loyalty of its customers. Thus, Walmart can incorporate useful standards in its corporate strategies that are obtained after doing internal analysis. This will make Walmart the most powerful contest in the retail industry.As an internal consultant, I would implement the first step in analyzing the business structure whereby I will figure out all the activities carried out in Walmart. I will observe the changes that are needed in the organization from various consultations and ideas just from the development stage which I will manage o to bring cost effective and also align with the business needs. Consultancy among the first step will enable to develop a greater performing organization. There will be enhancing of skills and discussion of the critical observations to the stakeholders thus influencing skills and also making a noticeable difference in the body through the production of efficient, valuable, and tailored cooperation in all departments as subjected from practical consultancy which focuses on the returns and issues of the required results.Walmart Inc has been an conglomerate in supply chain business operations, excelling as the number one in the List of Fortune 500 Companies (Ignatius, 2017). Through major breakthroughs in becoming the strongest retail company in its brick-and-mortar strategy of large warehouse stores, it has now surpassed all progress to becoming the second largest online retailer in the U.S. (Ignatius, 2017).With the central focus of customer service, the company’s now blooming eCommerce has frequently taken advantage of any potential market opportunity, and this repeatedly made thecompany remain competitive (Baines et al, 2017). Typically, the internal behaviour withinWalmart’s eCommerce management is affected by external resources used by the firm, from the contracts and management challenges that goes into securing the sources of products sold, to branding of products the company sells (Ignatius, 2017).In any international market, Walmart establishes brick-and-mortar stores in most environments around diverse types of communities. As a result of the widespread outreach of products sold to customers worldwide, the task is one of their mission statements,“What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world” (Walmart, 2017).With the strong grasp in customer service and providing the best quality of product and purchaseexperience to customers, and in effect to the shareholders, all of the employees inside Walmartextend the top down approach in an organization where leadership is required to executecompany policies, especially in one as wide reaching as Walmart (Walmart, 2017).According to analysis conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG, 2013), decreasing policy barriers to domestic manufacturing creates an opportunity to recapture approximately $300 billion in consumer goods that are currently imported, including furniture, cookware, and sporting goods, potentially resulting in the creation of an estimated 1.5 million American jobs. The analysis, which laid the foundation for the policy roadmap, leveraged BCG’s expertise in economic policy and manufacturing along with Walmart’s sourcing data and included interviews with merchants, suppliers, and other policy experts (Ignatius, 2017).Walmart’s Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing offers a comprehensive approach to tackling the major barriers that keep companies from manufacturing more consumer goods in the United States. The roadmap identifies the highest impact policy barriers as (1) workforce, (2) coordination and financing, (3) regulation, and (4) tax and trade and proposes specific policies that have the potential to effectively accelerate and grow U.S. manufacturing.“Enhancing US manufacturing is a top priority of mine,” said U.S. Representative Tom Reed,who serves as co-chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus (USA Today, 2013).The roadmap details 10 concrete policy actions that can be taken to address these barriers and goes a step further to suggest the appropriate entities, including federal, state, and local governments, manufacturers, and businesses, that must collaborate on those policy actions to affect meaningful change that will unlock greater growth and job creation in domestic manufacturing of consumer goods,“It’s important to note that there is no silver bullet that will solve the problem on its own. The barriers to domestic manufacturing are just too broad and too complex,” said Dustin Burke, a partner in BCG’s manufacturing practice. “The purpose of Walmart’s Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing is to provide a framework for collaboration among key stakeholders and highlight 10 actionable policy levers that, taken together, can help strengthen U.S. manufacturing and significantly reduce long-term unemployment.” (Ignatius, 2017). Last month, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon signaled the company’s intention to pursue policyproposals that help create a favorable climate for job creation in his remarks to more than 500small- and medium-sized companies that attended Walmart’s fourth annual Open Call for U.S.products on June 28. “We are also committed to participating as a leader in the country when itcomes to policy,” he said. “We believe that we should be one of the voices at the table and wewant to help renew U.S. manufacturing and drive the creation of manufacturing jobs across theUnited States (Baines, P. R., et al., 2017).The mission statement of the company states “saving people money so that they can live better” (Walmart, 2017). The company vision statement states that, “To be the best retailer in the hearts as well as in the minds of the employees as well as the consumers”. Walmart has a number of departments that offers different products to the consumers including sporting good department, electronics department, clothing department, grocery departments, and the beauty as well as pharmacy departments. Other departments are checkouts, home, auto, toys, pets, lawn and garden as well as out-door garden center departments (Kenton, Moody, & Taylor, 2003). The store uses all types of technology to make its services effective. The technologies that are adopted include the use of computers as well as offering Wi-Fi to its clients. All the bodies that are linked to environmental issues where the retailer sets its operations usually sets its operations. Regulations concerning the employees working on the organization also dictate the operations of the retailer (Roberts, & Berg, 2012).Organizational relationshipThe company has a number of stakeholders that it relates to carry out its operations effectively. The key stakeholders of the company include investors, customers, employees, and suppliers. Walmart relies on supplies for its operations and in all its sectors with the key communication channel being the use of e-mails and other electronic media. Consumer goods suppliers are considered to be very important for the retailer (Roberts, & Berg, 2012). The retailer is not owned by a parent organization. The residents being served also form an important part of the organizations stakeholders.Principal Stakeholder GroupsRequirements this Group has of the OrganizationHow the Organization Learned of these Requirements1. Residents1. Meet the residents environmental needs1. Through interactions2. Suppliers2. Offer constant supplies and pay at the right time2. Interviewing the suppliers3. Consumers3. Offer the right products at affordable prices3. Feedback4. Investors4. Get their money value back4. Interacting with the investors5. Employees5. Be compensated effectively and appropriately5. Seminars and through suggestion boxesOrganizational situationWalmart is the largest discount retailer in the United States with other retailers like Target Corporation following in the market. Despite being on its operating market, the company experiences a number of challenges like being involved in violating employee rights (Kenton, Moody, & Taylor, 2003). The competitive success of the local market is determined by the quality of products as well as the prices of the product in the market. The sales of the company as well as its stock makes the key sources of competitive and comparative data within the long-term care profession.Strategic contextSome of the strategic advantages that the organization has include that of having a multiplier effect as the company experiences a brick and mortar footprint as well as having online presence to sell its products. The infrastructure of the company also offers its customers flexibility to make the right choices on where, when, and how to shop from their outlets (Kenton, Moody, & Taylor, 2003). The accessibility of the company stores also makes its to have some advantage to its consumers as they are equipped with the ability to access the company stores effectively and appropriately (Roberts, & Berg, 2012).Walmart profileWalmart is one of the multinational retailing corporation located in the United States. The corporation functions as a chain of grocery store, hypermarket and discount department store. The firm was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton and officially incorporated in October 1969. Moreover, the firm engages in the operation of retail, wholesale and other sections all over the world. It’s the largest world organization by revenue whereby it approximately generated four hundred and eighty billion dollars in 2016. The corporation has eleven thousand six hundred and ninety-five stores all over the world. The main products sold by the corporation include electronics, home and furniture, music, clothing, foot wear, toys, jewelry, sporting goods and fitness, health and beauty, grocery, photo finishing and craft supply. The firm has employed over 2.3 million workers worldwide and 1.4 million in the United States (Kenton, 2003).Additionally, the firm has the following division. Walmart U.S, Walmart international and Sam’s cub global e-commerce. The firm investment outside North America has met mixed reaction. It has highly succeeded in some parts especially in the United Kingdom, china, and South America though it has failed in Germany and South Korea. Furthermore, the firm operates in major cities over the world, and it has established subsidiaries in the following countries Canada, Mexico, Chiles, Central America and many others.Walmart Corporation also provides health care services to its customer in all retail shops. The firm. The firm provides health insurance to its customer and is also connected to Direct health.com which it partners with to ensure the clients access health care services in more than for thousand and five hundred stores globally (Stores, 2013). Additionally, the organization has local healthcare clinic system, which allows the corporation to test market receptivity retail care and observe patient traffic operations and patterns.The firm idea to its customer is to save money and hence operates under the mission statement that states saving peoples’ money so that they can live better. The slogan and the mission attract new stakeholder and maintain the royal clients who want to be live better life and succeed in life.Communication is the core of the success of any business and Walmart has developed the best communication channel that suits its needs. The firm uses digital communication to as a mode of communication, which serves internal and external communication needs. Emailing is one of the modes that are mostly used in the firm, and most management staff uses email to communicate with other and to other employees in the corporation.DepartmentsNumber of personsQualificationsHome, furniture and appliances30Experienced entrepreneur, communication skillsClothing, shoes and jewelry50Experienced with clothes material, good communication skillsSport and fitness20Loves sports, convincing languageMovies and tv30Likes watching movies and very good in describing video contentVideo games20Can develop video games, loves video games, good communication skillsnursing30Experienced in pharmacy and selling insurance policiesHome improvement35Experienced in decoration, knows, negotiations skills, reliable personsFood100Nutritionist, self-driven and loves interacting with peopleBeauty60Friendly person, ability to relax customers, ability to sell products.The firm mostly operates online where the customer purchases Walmart products through the online platform. The corporation, therefore, has so many computers that are located in every department. The wife routers also help to connect to the internet easily and therefore the wifi connection equipment are provided in most departments.Walmart is a corporation that is licensed by the government and operates legally, and thus it has policies and guidelines, which ensure the firm operates ethically and does not violate the rule of law. The firm also protects the customers from harmful products and other living organisms. Sam’s club and Walmart are committed to ensuring they provide the customers with affordable, safe and sustainable food products and promoting human treatment of animals. The firm has improved tracking and audit program for pork chain supply, and the suppliers must meet the program requirements. The firm has developed mineral conflict program that guides on how the firm will operate in mineral product business and the products without violating the human rights especially to Democratic Republic of Congo citizens. The program will guide the electronic suppliers so as to avoid illegal business and thus maintain the corporation image.Principal Stakeholder GroupsRequirements this Group has of the OrganizationHow the Organization Learned of these Requirements1. Residents1. Provide the firm with good environment to conduct business. Provide human workforce in productivity1. through innovation and vast experience in business2. investors2. Ensure the firm get more profit. Ensure the firm has minimal operational costs.2. Through workshop and seminars.3. customers3. Continuous purchase of the firm products. Been loyal to the firm.3. through physical interaction with the customers.4. suppliers4. Selling Walmart products to remote areas and to places where Walmart has no store.4. Through workshop and seminars.Walmart has different types of suppliers according to the goods and services they are involved. Additionally, some suppliers are multi-billionaires who own very big companies in the world while some have small companies. Some suppliers are domestic whereby they operate within the USA while others are international suppliers who operate in the whole world. Other types of suppliers differ according to the products they specialize in, and a good example is those involved in the supply of pharmacy products and health insurance policy from Walmart. Moreover, others major in supplying electronics products globally. For one to be approved as a supplier, you must meet some requirement, which is discussed in detail by the store manager, regional manager and general managers in various Walmart stores. The firm is able to share information with suppliers through the construction of communication and relationship network to improve material flow with lower inventories. The organization is able to operate as a single firm through the network of warehouses, global suppliers and retail stores. It’s crucial to note that not everybody qualifies to be a Walmart supplier and therefore the suppliers must meet some requirement such as registration. After registration, one should get a certification which gives more information concerning one company. The next step is acceptance where one accepts the supplier agreement.Sam Walton established the firm in 1969. The Walmart leadership integrates the values to the founder Sam Walton to improve employees’ morale in bottom line with positive implication. The firm has separated the role of chairperson and CEO so as to enhance customer services through employees training and development. The Walmart organizational structure begins with the president, CEO and Walmart Stores Inc at the top. The second in the rank is president and CEO in U.S, president, and C.E.O Walmart international, president and C.E.O Sam’s club and president and C.E.O global eCommerce and technology.Walmart is a very prominent firm in the world, which distributes different products to the clients in markets. The firm faces very stiff competition from other firms that are almost similar with Walmart organization. Germany grocer Lidl is one of the competitors giving Walmart challenge. Despite these stiff competitions, Walmart brand image has enabled it to perform well in the market, and many consumers still prefer products from the Walmart. Additionally, the firm is known to provide quality products that meet customers’ needs and therefore the firm has achieved to have loyal clients who they depend on and target all the time especially when they produce a new product. The best planning, financial management, marketing and customer care are some of the determinants that affect the competitive competition in the local market.The Walmart competitive advantage depends on cost leadership. The firm is committed to ensure that the customer purchases products at the affordable prize and improve the lifestyle of the customer. The firm has also introduced business strategy in the following directions. One of the strategies is improving groceries. Walmart attempts to increase its fresh range produce and organic options. Additionally, the firm has also enhanced the flexibility of the shopping experience, which works to integrate its physical stores with the digital business.