Wal-Mart Seafood Supply Chain Case Study Essay

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Course | BUSI1150: E-Log & Int Sup Chain Mgt 15c | Course School/Level | BU/PG | Coursework | Research Report | Assessment Weight | 70.00% | Tutor | Y Lin | Submission Deadline | 30/03/2012 |

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approximately 30% in between the season, also the trading would suddenly stop without a prior notice due to early shut down of the season. This scenario would cause an impact on the average prices which was approximately one dollar per lbs. of chum or pink salmon both gutted & headed. Then the Fishin’ Company would export the fish to China for packing in containers that would cost around 15 cents per lbs. In next stage the containers are sent for packaging, forwarding, labeling & re-freezing which adds upto more 15 U.S cents per lbs. in that case also only half of the fish is usable for fillets and rest is abandon. The other stages involved frozen storage facility that was 1 cent per lbs., then handling & holding fee altogether cost $0.6 per lbs. per month and the last fee which incurred 15 U.S cents was for transportation. So in totality it would cost Walmart $2.05 per pound and plus other expenses for shipping the fish to its super centers. As a result it was adding up to the cost price which was not only a challenge in Wal-Mart’s supply chain but also it posed as a threat from its competitors.
According to (Denend, 2010) there could be another way to process the fish and that was in Alaska but it also had certain drawbacks like the labor cost was pretty expensive as compared to China and