Monday, March 28, 2011

Walmart in Crisis Mode

Much was made of Walmart's ability to react during Hurricane Katrina. Here in the States, the global nature of Walmart's operation is sometimes overlooked. Living right in the shadow of the worldwide headquarters in Bentonville (and playing host to the annual Invasion of the Walmartians at our Razorback venues for the annual stockholder meeting), I'm obviously a little more aware, but was quite surprised today with this Wall Street Journal story about WMT in northern Japan. Lessons learned from the Gulf Coast go into quick use -- and notice that WMT had it's emergency operations center up in Bentonville on line even for something happening across the world.

It's often the little things -- look in the timeline of the story and notice how many supply donations were made and when.

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