Wal-Mart's Organizational Structure

1y ago
284.39 KB
13 Pages
Last View : 2m ago
Last Download : 2m ago
Upload by : Casen Newsome

Wal-Mart's OrganizationalStructureBy Group 6Clifford Hampton, Dennis JohnsonJustin Trout, Thomas Toler

Mission Statement Wal-Mart was originally opened in Rogers, A.R. by SamWalton in 1962 and has been growing since then. WalMart’s slogan was their mission statement; “We savepeople money so they can live better.” The purpose of the company was, if they could lowerthe cost of living for everyone it would give the worldthe opportunity to have a better life by saving money.– “If we work together, we’ll lower the cost of living foreveryone we’ll give the world an opportunity to see whatit’s like to save and have a better life.”–Sam Mission-Statement.htm

Main Products Wal-Mart carries general merchandise and aselection of groceries. Many of these stores also have a garden center, apharmacy, Tire & Lube Express, optical center,one-hour photo processing lab, portrait studio, abank branch, a cell phone store and a fast foodoutlet. More and more locations are constructinggasoline report/2011/financials/walmart 2011 annual report.pdf

The Workforce Retail store employees include the hourlyworkforce, the store Management, andhigher-level managers such as DistrictManagers and Regional Vice Presidents. Thestore management positions include StoreManager, Co-Managers, Assistant Managers,and Management ports/r2.pdf

Organizational Structure The organizational Structure of the Wal-MartCorporation is a formal, bureaucratic structurethat has made some changes to its structure in2010. The three successful operating divisions –Logistics, Real Estate and Store Operations areunder a unified leadership team. This unifiedteam is organized into three distinct geographicbusiness units:– West, South and e-memo-from-bill-simon-2010

Organizational Structure(Continued) This has taken Wal-Mart from beingdepartmentalized by function to geographicdepartmentalization. There is also a clear chain of Command from thetop to the bottom. The span of control is narrow as the organizationhas management teams that decide howmerchandise gets priced, how items are shipped,and other items that need to be nge-memo-from-bill-simon-2010

Diversity Policy and CostumerRelations Wal-Mart employs a diverse group of people thatdemonstrates a wide variety of differences. WalMart employs large numbers of workers which differin age, culture, gender, and personalities. Wal-Martcares about their employees as well as theircustomers. Their goal is to save people money sothey can live better. Wal-Mart's customers have avoice. They are given Wal-Mart's 1-800 number (1800-WALMART) for any questions or feedback thatthey may ility/diversity-inclusion

Group Dynamics Wal-Mart's employee numbers are larger than mostcompany's customer numbers. Each worker bringsdifferent talents, perspectives, values andexperiences to the work team. Each employee pullstheir own weight to get the job done. One example of team work is the Midnight BuggyBlitz where department workers go outside to gatherbuggies since no cart pushers are on duty during thistime. With employees working together, you seeresults much faster.Group member previous knowledge contribution Thomas Toler

Technology and Innovation Technology is used to maintain inventory– Scanners are used to scan merchandise into a database– Registers remove items from the database as purchased New technology.– Self-checkout keeps wait time down.– Smart phones can be used to scan items into customerregistries and wish lists. Future improvement– Items scanned with smart phones can be payed for at selfcheckout o-more-than-200-stores

Globalization Efforts Global trading has allowed Wal-Mart to pass savingson to the consumers’. Wal-Mart’s buying power inthe world makes it what it is today. Wal-Mart is doing better overseas– Research has shown that the biggest problem with WalMart isn’t with its’ global impact; the problem lies inAmerica where Wal-Mart started.– Other companies, such as Target and Amazon, are cuttinginto Wal-Mart’s profit margins. In comparison, Wal-Marthas not been very competitive in the United States 8/

Managerial Challenges Competing Profit Margins– Wal-Mart's profit margins taking a hit from competitors– Price match guarantee offers to match the price of othercompanies. The problem here is: if a costumer can obtain a particular item from a competitor for alower price, the costumer is will buy it from the competitor ratherthan going through the hassle of getting Wal-Mart's price match. Bad Publicity– Wal-Mart is under fire with complaints of wagediscrimination for Women– Many Women do make it into Management but aredrastically underpaid compared to Men.http://www.forbes.com/2003/07/22/cz mf 0722wmt.html

Recommended Solutions Competition in the market– Wal-Mart needs to regain its costumers from itscompetitors by making themselves the better company todeal with. Price matching will not win costumers back onits own, but if Wal-Mart can become the better companyto deal with then costumers will be willing to go throughthe price match process Eliminating discrimination– The quickest solution would be for Wal-Mart to startpaying its female managers the same as the malemanagers. An ad campaign can then be started advertisingtheir equal opportunity employment.

Conclusion Here for the long run– Wal-Mart is still a powerful global company and won’t goaway anytime soon. The Walmart corporation has a goodstrong foundation with a good vision. It is excelling in theglobal market, making use of the latest technology andproducing innovations constantly.– Wal-Mart does have its challenges to deal with, but withthe right strategies, and adherence to its foundingprinciples will allow the company to succeed and grow inthe years to come.

Main Products Wal-Mart carries general merchandise and a selection of groceries. Many of these stores also have a garden center, a pharmacy, Tire & Lube Express, optical center, one-hour photo processing lab, portrait studio, a bank branch, a cell phone store and a fast food outlet. More and more locations are constructing gasoline .File Size: 284KBPage Count: 13Explore furtherWalmart Organizational Structure & Organizational Culture .www.hierarchystructure.comOrganisational Structure And Culture Of Wal Mart .www.ukessays.comWalmart: Organizational Structure & Organizational Culture .panmore.comOur Business - Walmartcorporate.walmart.comRecommended to you b

Related Documents:

WAL-MART YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS Wal-Mart you a merry Christmas! Wal-Mart you a merry Christmas! Wal-Mart you a merry Christmas! And a K-Mart New Year! Good Best Buys we bring to your Burger King! We Pet Mart a merry Christmas and a K-Mart New Year! Wal-Mart you a Macy’s Christmas! Wal-Mart you a Mac

Wal-Mart s Invasion of Mexico: the argument Wal-Mart enters after NAFTA and Mexico s joining the GATT in 1985 Wal-Mart brings its business practices to Mexico The FDI triggers massive reshu› ing among Mexican producers I Wal-Mart increases their market size (national distribution) F Heterogeneous -rms: strong -rms gain, weak -rms lose

vez obtenidos los resultados, se encontró que a dos años de la llegada de Wal-Mart a este municipio, hubo un cierre de negocios de más del 10%, vinculado con las características propias al sector y no propiciado por la apertura de Wal-Mart. Se concluye que es baja la afectación económica de Wal-Mart al mercado de bienes y el comercio .

On October 13, 2016, Dyson filed a personal injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart and Broadway. Dyson served Wal-Mart with the complaint on December 14, 2016. The complaint alleges Dyson "was riding a bicycle in a parking lot owned, operated and maintained by one or both Defendants and located in Federal Way, Washington near Wal-Mart Store #2571."

All women employed at any Wal-Mart domestic retail store at any time since December 26, 1998, who have been or may be subjected to Wal-Mart’s challenged pay and management track promotions policies and practices. Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Û¿‰Dukes IÛ¿‰), 222 F.R.D. 137,

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is the largest retail company in the United States and has been ranked number one on the Fortune 500 Index by Fortune Magazine. Wal-Mart has four parts to their corporate strategy. 1. Dominance in the Retail Market 2. Expansion in the U.S. and International Markets 3. Creation of Positive Brand and Company Recognition 4.

THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND THE RACE TO THE BOTTOM Ellen Israel Rosen In the current global free-trade regime, there is no doubt that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the most significant corporate player. As the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart now sets the

ISO 14001:2015 standard certification. An EMS audit is a systematic and documented verification process of objectively obtaining and evaluating evidence to determine whether an organization’s EMS conforms to the criteria of the ISO 14001:2015 standard, and is communicating results to management. There is a plethora of information and checklists