Since the early 1970’s Walmart has been a key player in the Supply Chain industry. Walmart has re-imagined how Supply Chain operates in the retail segment which others still model today. However, retail has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. Competition has become fierce and shoppers want speed and low costs. Those two forces are putting pressure on retail business, Walmart included. Additionally, in the last 12 months, the Supply Chain is faced another pressure - truck driver shortages. For these reasons, what made Walmart successful in the past may not be enough for the future..
To bring Walmart to the future, it will require a different skill set for our associates and leaders. Different mindsets are needed. And different behaviors are required.
It becomes important to ensure that all 100k associates are embracing this transformation. Leaders, at every level, become the key ingredient to making this transformation a reality. To ensure our leaders can lead our business units through this change, they too, need to understand the role they play. And now that we’re in the middle of this transformation, leading change is a key competency that is required of all leaders in Walmart’s Supply chain.