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  1. 1. Wal-Mart Case Study University of Maryland University College Henrique S. Feijo LaTanya L. Felder Eugene Hunter, Jr. ITEC 610 Dr. Stella Porto April 22, 2008
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. Wal-Mart’s Forty-six Year History <ul><li>1960s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam Walton opens first discount store in Rogers, AK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24 stores in Arkansas with $24 million in sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two stores open outside of Arkansas in Missouri and Oklahoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart is incorporated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1970s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home office and Distribution Center opens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company is listed on the Hew York Stock Exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquires 16 Mohr-Value stores and Hutcheson Shoe Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>276 stores, 21,000 employees, and $1.248 billion in sales </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wal-Mart’s Forty-six Year History (cont.) <ul><li>1980s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam Club opens and Largest distribution center opens to-date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquires Kuhn’s Big K, Grand Central Shoes, and Woolco stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forbes magazine ranks Wal-Mart #1 retailer for eight years straight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>882 stores, 104,000 employees, and $8.4 billion in sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart Satellite Network (largest private satellite communication in U.S. linking all facets of company operations) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrates 25 th anniversary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1990s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens stores in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquires Western Merchandisers, Pace Warehouse Clubs, Woolco, Interspar, Wertkauf, and ASDA Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,995 stores, 1,140,000 employees, 239 super-centers, 433 Sam’s Club, 276 international stores, and $105 billion in sales </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wal-Mart’s Forty-six Year History (cont.) <ul><li>2000s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fortune magazine ranks Wal-Mart 5 th “Global Most Admired All-Stars” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hispanic Business magazine ranks Wal-Mart in “Top 25 Diversity Recruitment Programs” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owns 95.1% share in Seiyu stores, Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6,200 facilities globally, 1.6 million employees, and $345 billion in sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint-venture with Bharti Enterprises, India – est. Bharti Wal-Mart Private Limited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens stores in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and South Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,000 th international stores opens in Sao Paulo, Brazil </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. CIO Affecting Change Wal-Mart’s Affect on the Retail Industry
  7. 7. CIO/Wal-Mart Affects Industry Change <ul><li>Sam Walton distrusted information technology </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Information Officer: Rollin Ford who also serves as the Executive Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain, takes command in 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented radio frequency identification (RFID) for all products distributed to Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised the standard for vendors and suppliers through global supply chain transformation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies that do business with Wal-Mart must operate on the RFID global supply chain concept of Wal-Mart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rollin’s and Wal-Mart’s innovate use of information technology raise retail industry standards for excellence and efficiency </li></ul></ul>(CIO, 2008)
  8. 8. References The Wal-Mart Story. Retrieved February 22, 2008, from . Chief Information Officer, Rollin L. Ford. Retrieved February 21, 2008, from http:// =540&contId=6157 .