Kmart Scrubbed Software Projects Intended to Help with Supply Chain

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Feb 01, 2002
George Anderson

One of the biggest contributing factors to Kmart’s downfall has been its inability to compete on price. Observers such as Eric Beder of Ladenburg Thalmann and Gartner analyst Gale Daikoku attribute this to Kmart’s inability to master supply-chain technology and therefore benefit from supply-chain efficiencies.


Moderator Comment: What priorities should Kmart set
if it wants to emerge from Chapter 11?


Trying to pick out what has led Kmart to it current predicament
is about as easy as counting the stars in the sky. Everywhere you turn you can
identify something else that is wrong. That being said, how should Kmart management
prioritize what needs to be corrected? [George Anderson – Moderator]

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