Conventional Organization

Virtual Organization Management -ECOM 425

Semester 1 (2018-2019)

Internal Assessment InstructionsThis is an individual assessment, which is a part from your course score. It

requires effort and critical thinking.This assessment is for 20 MarksDiscussion Board -4 MarksAssignment 1(Q.No -1 to Q.No-4 )-8 MarksAssignment 2(Case Study-Four Questions)-8 MarksThe submission method of all should be through the Black board only.Discussion Board : Discuss, Analyse and can comment on other peer

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

and answered.


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.

(2 Marks)

4.Compare your organization with other similar business Virtual

Organization’s Implementations. (2 Marks)

Assignment 2:

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

eCommerce deal.

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 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￾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 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?

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