Home Depot Business Analysis

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Select an organization that started as a brick and mortar business and is now engaged in e-business (e.g., Toys 'R' Us or Home Depot). Prepare a 700-1,050-word paper explaining how e-business has affected your selected organization's business processes. Be sure to give a brief history of the company and to analyze the advantages, limitations, and risks of using or not using the Internet for business activities. Please read the above carefully - the history is to be "brief" and at least 75% of the paper is to be on e business - including how it specifically affected the business you selected! Founded in 1978, The Home Depot (Retail) is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer and the second largest retailer in the United States, with fiscal 2005 sales of $81.5 billion. The company employs approximately 345,000 associates and has 2,056 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. Through its Home Depot Supply Division, the company operates one of the nation's largest diversified wholesale distributors, with operations in 41 states and Canada. The Home Depot has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as the No. 1 Most Admired Specialty Retailer and the No. 13 Most Admired Corporation in America for 2006. According to the income statement the profitability of the…show more content…
They are unifying all steps in the business cycle, from initial product design and the procurement of raw materials, through production, shipping, distribution, and warehousing until a finished product is delivered to a customer. It has developed efficient network of suppliers, vendors, and distributors to disseminate information and enable two-way communications. Thus ecommerce enabled supply chains are helping them in gathering buyers and sellers and facilitate and enable transactions

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