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What Walmart Would’ve Done Differently to Weather the Pandemic

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Walmart had big omnichannel plans before March, but the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the nation’s largest retailer to speed up its customer-centric strategies. “We probably don’t know what’s going to be different and what’s going to last,” John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., said Wednesday at WWD’s Virtual Apparel and Retail Summit, addressing…

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