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Now You Can Follow the Leader: Walmart Eagerly Embraces Technology

With a staggering $444bn in annual revenue, Walmart has generally been sluggish and conservative, allowing tech innovations to be toyed with by rivals such as Amazon.com. But in the last few months, Walmart has quietly started acting like quite the aggressive start-up.

It has embraced mobile and various innovative tech approaches, including an infatuation with social media, in a way that no major chain-especially not the old Walmart-has ever done.

Consider just the last couple weeks' activity at Walmart alone, and it becomes clear how change is being embraced by Bentonville. And as anyone who has ever worked with an aircraft carrier knows, turning such a huge boat around quickly is hardly easy.

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Keywords: retail supply chain, supply chain management IT, Walmart IT strategy

It has embraced mobile and various innovative tech approaches, including an infatuation with social media, in a way that no major chain-especially not the old Walmart-has ever done.

Consider just the last couple weeks' activity at Walmart alone, and it becomes clear how change is being embraced by Bentonville. And as anyone who has ever worked with an aircraft carrier knows, turning such a huge boat around quickly is hardly easy.

Read Full Article


Keywords: retail supply chain, supply chain management IT, Walmart IT strategy