Module 1: Strategic Imperatives

Cisco Press

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As a result, Wal-Mart went one step further to implement scan-based trading, a process innovation that requires suppliers to retain ownership of all goods until the customer buys them upon checkout. Scan-based trading lowers Wal-Mart inventory costs and improves profitability.

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Wal-Mart's Supplier Network

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