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In late 2015, Walmart, the worlds’ largest retailer, announced that company profits were decreasing, despite increased total sales, as a result of the company facing shrinkage issues. Search the web for information on this story. Then answer the following questions. The following links will help you get started.

New York Post. (2015, August 18). Walmart Blames Theft for Slow Growth. 

Bloomberg. (2015, August 18). Wal-Mart is Getting Hit Hard by Thieves.

a.   Explain the main issue of shrinkage that Walmart is facing. What are the root causes? (10 marks)

b.   What technologies and solutions has Walmart put in place to control this issue? Do you think this is a successful strategy? (10 marks)

c.   What other technologies could be useful to control the supply chain and reduce the effects of this issue? (5 marks)

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