Organization structure is defined as a hierarchical framework within an organization.
Walmart was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. Walton opened the first Walmart in Rogers, Arkansas. Walmart was officially incorporated in October of 1969 as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and is publicly traded on the NYSE.
It is headquarted in Bentonville, Arkansas and is the largest grocery retailer in the United States. Likewise, Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, under 55 different names. The company operates under the Walmart name in the U.S which includes Puerto Rico. It operates in Mexico as Walmex, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price. It also has wholly owned operations in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Walmart hasn’t always been successful in entering new countries, mainly in Germany and South Korea whereas in the United Kingdom, South America, and China are highly successful. Currently, Walmart has revenues of $421,849 million which is an increase of 3.4% from the previous year. Walmart continues to grow and remain an industry leader.
Wal-mart has expanded rapidly over recent years; an organizational chart will show this. Organizational charts are a superb way to engage in communication between a company and it’s shareholders as it shows a visual representation of the company’s current financial and revenue position.
The first chart that is shown is the organizational structure with the purpose to represent the distribution of power within a company and to show the divisions within a company. As you can see, Walmart has three main business divisions, they are Wal-Mart United States, Wal-Mart International, and Sam’s Club.
The second chart, Walmart’s Revenue Pie Chart, shows the three business divisions as they are broken down by total revenue.
In conclusion, these two graphs are a simple visual representation of Walmart’s organizational structure and revenue breakdown. By looking over these graphs, Walmart will be able to understand the growth within its own company.
This information was graciously provided by Data Monitor Company for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.