Instructions

You must reference the attached resources. The attached resources must be the majority of the references.

Analyze the case study Half a Century of Supply Chain Management at Wal-Mart and submit a two-page write-up on the following:

a. What attributes demonstrate the effectiveness of Wal-Mart’s supply chain?

b. How does Wal-Mart’s performance compare to its competitors? Is it performing better or worse? How?

c. Is Wal-Mart’s supply chain strategy and performance sustainable? What recommendation would you give to James Neuhausen?

The case write-up should not exceed four-pages, double-spaced, font size 12 Times Roman or equivalent, excluding exhibits (note that exhibits should not exceed two SCHM6201: Operations and Supply Chain Management pages). The write-up should be professionally done, with arguments or points made in a logical flow. You can use prose or bullet-point format, but key arguments should be articulated clearly and concisely.

Writing requirements:

Whenever you make a statement of opinion or assertion, you should address at least one of these questions; why? so what? how? like what? or who cares?. If the opinion or assertion cannot answer or address at least one of the questions above, you should rewrite it.

You can support your opinion in one of two ways. The first way is to state your opinion, and then through an exercise of breadth and depth and critical analysis you simply support your opinion by explaining why, so what, who cares, how, like what, etc. Or, in other words you explain why your opinion is credible, believable, and informed. The second way to support your opinion is to find referenced material that agrees with you. Combining both methods together is the benchmark. By doing one or the other, or both, you bring context and credibility to the opinions you present. Thus, your great opinions become believable.