Oh Good Lord, folks at WM do not call in for orders. All inventory needs are software generated. I don’t believe anything about this story.
I agree with you. This smells.
This is true. I worked at a Walmart before. All ordering is computer generated. That little handheld thing you see employees carrying around can tell you everything about the item just by scanning the UPC. It's called a telxon.
Department managers don't know from one week to the next what'll show up for them to stock the shelves with.
Not saying the story's impossible, but it's highly doubtful.
Nor do I. I’ve heard this same rumor repeatedly over the last few days, almost word for word. Conveniently, they never have a link to anything official. I have a hard time believing Walmart would drop all of its ammo orders at a time when people are buying like crazy.
You are absolutely right! Everything on the shelves is scanned into their computers and when it is scanned at check out it is recorded and reordered, if stock is getting low, and the corporate office decides to continue selling the product it will be reordered. It is a little more complicated than what I just described but no employee at a Wal-Mart store can just pick up a phone and place an order. Heck even the Temperatures of their coolers and freezers are monitored and controlled by their corporate offices.
Agree with that. If it’s not in the warehouse, it’s not available.
Silly yankee...You no need ammo...You buy nice poonjab doggy yumyum....You like...Low taint, tasty yum yum.....haha...Make yankee proud...You go buy..
As astute an observation as it is true!
All merchandise is replenished automatically based on demand and current inventory levels in their inventory management system directly to their vendors.
The very notion of a sales clerk lifting the receiver for that purpose is laughable.
Most are software generated, but they certainly do call in orders. You can specifically order most firearms.
That said, the ammo is more of a software generated issue as you state, and given how hard it is to come by, it is also most likely a matter of wholesale availability. If it isn't in the warehouse, you can't get it on the next truck.
“Oh Good Lord, folks at WM do not call in for orders. All inventory needs are software generated. I dont believe anything about this story.”
That’s the reason they’re so big - I studied their methods. You buy something, its replacement is on order from the warehouse before you even walk out the door. When the warehouse is getting low, they order a new batch from the manufacturer, again, before you make it out the door. All stores have satellite dishes and dedicated transponder channels - they are linked as fast as electrons (and radio waves) can move.
Let’s not let the Anti-Walmart union types take advantage of us...