Wal-Mart and Carrefour’s Supply Chain Management Strategies in China

  •  Li-xia Xu    
  •  Qi Xu    
  •  Xu Liu    


Supply chain management is a key of retail enterprises survival and development. For a better understanding, weintended to illustrate this concept with the case of Wal-Mart and Carrefour in China. In this article, we focusedon the Wal-Mart and Carrefour’s supply chain management strategies in China, introduced the supply chainmanagement from four parts. “Customer is the first consideration!” and “Thinking global and acting local” arealso pertinent to application in the management of supply chains. Managers may identify key processes andconsider the possible contributions of each to the efficiency of their own chains. Through comparisons of supplychain management between Wal-Mart and Carrefour’s strategies in China to give Chinese local retail enterprisesenlightenment, and should help those wishing to explore the uniqueness of the Chinese market and thechallenges that will be encountered when expanding their businesses in China.

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