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Walmart/ˈwɒlmɑrt/, is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores
Distribution miles for any given configuration of Wal-Mart stores in any given year
Point of sales Through this system, it was possible to monitor and track the sales and merchandise stock levels on the store shelves
Bloomberg a tv channel was
MIS in Walmart
PRESENTED TO : Sir Mahesh Ahujha
PRESENTED BY : Zeeshan Ali Khan
Set of interrelated components
Collect, process, store, and distribute information
Support decision making, coordination, and
Information vs. data
Data are streams of raw facts
Information is data shaped into meaningful form
System that provides information needed to
manage organizations effectively and
To improve the Management decision
By providing accurate and up-to-date
information about the key aspects of
SAM WALTON (MARCH 29, 1918
– APRIL 5, 1992)
a businessman from
Arkansas, began his retail
career when he started work
on June 3, 1940.
On July 2, 1962, Walton
opened the first Walmart
Discount City store located at
719 Walnut Ave. in Rogers
Has undergone several
changes in its
WalMart is the largest and most profitable
retailer on the earth
the Worlds second largest public corporation
Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries,
under 55 different names
And have around 2 Million employees
This phenomenal growth of Walmart is
attributed to its continued focus on customer
needs and reducing cost through efficient
Walmart invested heavily in IT and
to effectively track sales and merchandise
inventories in stores across the country.
With the rapid expansion,
it was essential to have a good communication
Hence, Walmart set up its own satellite
communication system in 1983.
Employees at the stores had the
“Magic Wand,” a hand-held computer which
was linked to in-store terminals through a
radio frequency network.
These helped them to keep track of the
inventory in stores, deliveries, and backup
merchandise in stock at the distribution
In the early 1970’s Walmart introduced the
centralized distribution system.
HUB & SPOKE
Goods were centrally ordered, assembled at a
massive warehouse, known as ‘distribution
center’ (hub), then dispatched to the
individual stores (spoke).
The hub and spoke system enabled Walmart
to achieve significant cost advantages by the
centralized purchasing of goods in huge
Order management and store replenishment
of goods were entirely executed with the help
of computers through the Point-of-Sales
Through this system, it was possible to
monitor and track the sales and merchandise
stock levels on the store shelves.
Since the floor area of any Walmart store
varied between 40,000 to 200,000 square
feet, movement of goods within the store
was an important part of logistics operations.
Walmart made significant investments in IT
to quickly locate and replenish goods at the
In 1991, Walmart had invested approximately $4
billion to build a retail link system.
More than 10,000 Walmart retail suppliers used
the retail link system to monitor the sales of their
goods at stores and replenish inventories.
Details of daily transactions (~10 million per day)
were processed through this system.
Jane data center is the data center of WalMart which has a capacity of 460 terabytes of
it has helped Wal-Mart become the biggest
retailer in the world,
According to the econometric society, WalMart deals with the following data:
Store openings data
Store closing data
It also used a software Called GAUSS DATA
SETS for its TPS. Which included:
When UNIVERSAL BARCODE was
established the manufacturers adopted a
Wal-Mart became very good at using the
information behind the bar code due to its
sophisticated technology to track inventory.
(as we have discussed earlier in the in the
Professor Edna Bonacich put it simply:
"The shift in Wal-Mart's power was when it started
to really develop its control over information
The key to that was the power of the
information that is hidden in the bar code.
No one has used the technology as
efficiently as Wal-Mart.
The input of TPS is raw data
The processing involves with the
summarizing, recording, and merging the
data and the output is in the form of report.
Example of TPS is Point-of-sales.
At the supermarket, the cashier has to scan
the product with the bar code that the input
To use the Barcode the company has to
develop Universal Product Code (UPC)
a standard method for identifying products
with numbers and coding those numbers as
the type of bar code.
And it had many benefits found by Wal-Mart,
– Ensure accurate pricing
– Improve efficiency
– Reduce Shrinkage
– Improve communications
1. Data collected and
-ise flow, overstock,
3. Video transmissions,
MIS is the system provides the actual
performance report of the company that use
in middle management, which created based
on the data from TPS.
They use a tool called EDI for the MIS
EDI enabled the suppliers to download
purchase orders along with store-to-store
sales information relating to their products
On receiving information about the sales of
various products, the suppliers shipped the
required goods to Walmart’s distribution
EDI is Used for:
DSS should be the effectiveness of decision
makers rather than on increasing the efficiency
of data storage and retrieval.
Some of the benefits of DSS are as follows.
1.DSS improves individual productivity.
2.it improves the decision quality and speed up problem
3.it improves interpersonal communications.
4. it improves decision making skills.
5. Increase organizational control
A number of strategic DSS has been
implemented. Which are as follows:
sale data warehouse .
including retail link
Walmart collects sales data from stores in its
data warehouse ,
Retail link consolidated data into useful
reports and distributes it to suppliers with
weekly forecasting information .
It's awesome the way Walmart control its
Its accurate enough manage everything.
The Satellite System is perfect in collect
information & share it easily between the
supplier and Walmart.