Walmart U.S. Case Study

Walmart Inc. is a multinational retail company that operates various chains of discounted stores, supermarket, grocery stores, and hypermarkets. The company operates in the U.S and other nations (approximately 4769 stores worldwide) and primarily produces and sells goods to targeted customers (Walmart.com, 54). It is managed from the national headquarter and all the local stores aim to satisfy the customers. All goods are applied by the national headquarter. Consequently, the bar codes for all the items are as well generated through a central computer located at the national headquarters.

The company utilizes a computer-based technology which allows for instantaneous transfer of a productís bar code information to the main database. This happens when the itemís bar code is recognized at the checkout aisle. †The utilization of the data warehouse identifies when products should be restocked and then directly places the order to the distribution center or to the vendors through the...