Virtual Organization Management -ECOM 425
Semester 1 (2018-2019)
Internal Assessment Instructions
requires effort and critical thinking.
discussions with the content Topic.
Topic : Discuss the Conventional Organization vs. Virtual
Assignment 1 :
The Answers of this Assignment can include Charts,Tables and relevant
Snap shots..etc if needed.
Each Individual need to find any One Virtual Organization. With
respect to the organisation the following Questions need to be surveyed
1.About the Virtual Organisation
a. Organisation Name and Profile.(1 Mark)
b.Narrate the benefits of adopting the Virtual process.(1 Mark)
2.Explain the virtual integration of CRM, SCM, and e-ERP systems in the
organisation. (2 Marks)
3.Describe the types of virtual Enterprise modeling and its requirements.
4.Compare your organization with other similar business Virtual
Organization’s Implementations. (2 Marks)
CASE STUDY -Flipkart – Walmart
Flipkart is the leading e-commerce portal in India followed by Amazon India.
Recently there was a deal between flipkart and Walmart which happened to
be the biggest eCommerce deal in Indian history in fact world’s largest
Amazon global is a leading e-commerce portal and Walmart wants to
compete against it online and in fact wants to stay ahead of Amazon, hence it
considered few points before taking this decision.
India is the only place Walmart could look at to fulfill its dream after China
because the scope of development in India is more than any country for its
size and growth rate. The customer base for Flipkart is more than Amazon
India and Flipkart is growing rapidly every year and for fiscal year ending
2018. Bansals’ approach towards innovation, scope of development and
management skills has impressed Mc Millan (President and CEO of
Walmart) to think further on the acquisition – though Flipkart is nowhere
close to profits.
Prior to this (flipkart acquisition) Walmart has already tried to enter
eCommerce once in past by acquiring Yihaodian a Chinese online grocery
marketplace in 2011 which did not work for them, hence they sold it to
Alibaba’s rival JD.com in 2016.
Apart from the investment, Flipkart received $2bn additionally for it’s vision
to accelerate growth directly benefiting its customers. Flipkart’s own supply
chain arm eKart serves approximately more than 800 cities, delivering 5 lakh
products in an average daily. With this deal, Walmart will bring in grocery
and merchandise supply-chain knowledge and financial strength, and Flipkart
will make the most of the merger to grow into a listable (part of the vision)
giant quickly. Walmart’s main rival Amazon India is leaving no stone
unturned when it comes to adoption of newer technology. The company is
fast increasing the adoption of ML to cut product returns, improve the speed
and accuracy of product deliveries. Similarly, Flipkart has also announced to
push its effort to put ML and AI at the core of its business.
Walmart Labs is mostly looking for acqui-hires and niche tech-product
startups. Acqui-hiring refers to the practice of buying a company in a cut_xFFFE_price deal, primarily for “hiring” the company’s founders and key employees.
Walmart Labs is currently hiring engineers with expertise on machine
learning (ML), merchandise, supply chain, data science, product managers
and cloud experts.
Online marketplace eBay has decided to end its strategic partnership
with Flipkart and relaunch eBay India with a differentiated offering to focus
on cross-border trade. Flipkart had bought eBay India operations last year.
Flipkart had said during its acquisition of eBay.in that the platform would be
leveraged for cross-border trade, a move designed to give Flipkart’s vendors
access to eBay’s global customers and Flipkart’s customers access to eBay’s
global inventory of products.
1.Why has Walmart invested in flipkart?
2.What is the advantage for Flipkart due to acquisition of Wallmart?
3. Walmart looks to Make Tech Acquisition In India. Discuss.
4.Did eBay cuts ties with Flipkart after Walmart deal?
Due Dates and Grading
Due date of submission
from the students
End of 4
End of 6
th Week 4
Assignment-1 End of 6
End of 9
th Week 8
(Case Study) End of 9
End of 12th Week 8