SUPPLY CHAIN FLEXIBILITY IS WAL-MART'S GROWTH KEY

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Wal-Mart Stores supports its global retailing business, which spans eight countries and includes 3,400 stores, by combining centralized information systems with a flexible approach to supply chain issues worldwide."One of the things we need to have, and which has been critical to the businesses we've built, is extreme integration in terms of the whole supply chain, yet extreme

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Wal-Mart Stores supports its global retailing business, which spans eight countries and includes 3,400 stores, by combining centralized information systems with a flexible approach to supply chain issues worldwide.

"One of the things we need to have, and which has been critical to the businesses we've built, is extreme integration in terms of the whole supply chain, yet extreme flexibility," said Randy Mott, senior vice president and chief information officer o

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