Wal-Mart Case Review Essay
Wal-Mart Case study
Sustainability standards for supplier
Wal-Mart disclosed its sustainability standard to all Wal-Mart suppliers in the world in 2008. It requires Wal-Mart Supplier take more environmental and social responsibilities. To do so, in order to maintain its competitive quality image of Wal-Mart products. With growth slows down in U.S, Wal-Mart focus on expansion in the world, especially in China.
Wal-Mart Company Strategy
“Save people money so they live better”
In 2008, Wal-Mart has new senior management team change. The new team is facing the challenge of expansion in China in a sustainable way. This case study …show more content…
When Chinese local market competitors don’t concern about the sustainability, it is hard for Wal-Mart to make the decision of sustainability and survival in China. The challenge of Chinese market is that it is not mutual and needs to be developed.
Difficulty with local suppliers
Compared to U.S daily grocery suppliers, most of Chinese local grocery suppliers for fresh food are small business or individuals. It leads to the problem of higher supplier cost and difficulty of quality control. Individuals have to deliver to Wal-Mart every day, .. Because of business size, it is difficult for them to meet the Wal-Mart needs in one or several suppliers and Wal-Mart has to order from lots of different suppliers