Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 | Page 74

Carolyn Lum , Director , Transportation
Continuous Improvement , Walmart Canada organize cross-functional projects and leverage analytics to tie projects to goals .
“ Wrike helps us move faster ,” said Francis Lalonde , Vice President , Transportation , Walmart Canada . “ We ’ re driving initiatives , momentum , and , ultimately , our culture .
“ Teams are excited to come to project review calls and share successes , which has created a winning culture . Wrike has been instrumental in helping us evolve to this stage .
“ I never could have envisioned the growth of Wrike in Walmart Canada , let alone how fast it would take off across Walmart International .”
In December of 2020 , Wrike engaged with the Walmart Realty Execution team , which is responsible for managing construction on store remodels , new store builds and upkeep .
Prior to Wrike , they used a variety of disparate tools to manage work between external general contractors and several internal cross-functional teams . As a result , they experienced challenges like a lack of visibility across their portfolios , a considerable amount of time spent on non-value-added work , and duplicative efforts when planning and managing projects .
Additionally , the US Global Tax team at Walmart had an initiative that focused on fostering the development of team associates ’ skill sets by providing them with an opportunity to work on projects that were outside of their domain .
Leadership needed a way to understand the current utilization of their team and identify who could be assigned to work on additional projects .
Its existing work management solution could not offer the real-time , accurate visibility into resource utilization that Wrike can .
“ We ’ ve built the Wrike platform on the promise to enable teams and organizations of any size to work as one , break barriers and scale beyond what they know to be possible ,” said Andrew Filev , Senior Vice President and Wrike General Manager , Citrix .
“ Walmart is an exceptional example of an organization that understands the importance of cross-functional collaboration and is always looking for ways to improve it .
“ By welcoming teams worldwide to Wrike , Walmart is enabling departments to better standardize and optimize processes and streamline communication so they can do their best work together .” p
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