Supply Chain Analysis

Value Chain
By: Jason Loo, Dan Zalucky,
Dan Navaratnam
Inbound Logistics
1985 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):
- Allowed exchange of information
between stores, warehouses and
- Helped predict demand
1991 Unix Computers:
- Enabled associates to manage store inventory
and operations
- Radio frequency barcode guns showed information
about order info, time of arrival, on-hand stock, units sold
2001- RFID
- Embedded radio wave chips
- Shows information about products and where they are
located which allowed Walmart to save from lost
products during the Supply Chain
Outbound Logistics
1989 Teradata Warehouse:
- Collected data on sales from every
store and communicated back to
- Data was then analyzed, helped
predict demand
“Keep it Stocked” Application:
- Automatic reordering of products
from stores as they run low
Marketing and Sales
Retail Link:
- Used management inventory systems
to generate orders and schedule
deliveries to Walmart warehouses
- Software exchanged sales data with
vendors and allowed them to plan for
Result of MIS:
- 59% increase in sales per employee
1983 Universal Product Codes (UPC):
- Scanning stations created for
customers to pay for products
- Allowed for faster transactions
between customers