The rationale for Walmart’s Hybrid Futuristic Trucks Project summary

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Write a short report illustrating an example of a project undertaken by a company, municipality, or non-profit organization demonstrating how this project links to the organization's mission, vision, and values. If possible, show the numerical rationale (NPV, IRR, Payback Period) used as a rationale.

Structure, Organization, Ease of reading, Grammar: 2 Points

  • Did you write this to be easy to read? For example, have you avoided huge blocks of text with no headers? Did you use (sparingly but where needed) highlighting (bold, underline, italic text)?
  • Did you follow the structure of the sample Assignment 1?
  • Did you follow the advice given in the lectures and From Your Instructor about the format?
  • Did you follow rules of English grammar, spelling, and syntax? Did you fix errors pointed out via Word’s editing capabilities (e.g. squiggly blue or red underlined text)?

Content: 5 Points

  • Did you find an interesting project? Did it come across that you yourself seemed interested in the project?
  • Did you inform the reader about the project so that you could discuss it intelligently with someone else?
  • Did you link the project to the organization’s mission, vision, and values?
  • Did you make assertions, such as “this project was a success”, or “this project is used as an example a to how NOT to run a project”.
  • Did you provide numbers – percentages, monetary amounts, resources used, etc., to make their point? In particular, did you tie into the course content regarding NPV, IRR, Payback Period as suggested?

References and resources: 1 Point

  • Did you provide at least 2 references to a business journal or scholarly source to make a connection to the principles of mission, vision, values, benefits realization, charter creation, or other project, program, or portfolio concept?

Other things to consider:

  • Did you add value from your own professional and/or personal experience
  • Did you make appropriate use of figures and tables in an appendix? Don't substitute quantity for quality here - one good, relevant, and meaningful small table is worth 100 randomly inserted graphs and charts.

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School: New York University


Outline- The rationale for Walmart’s Hybrid Futuristic Trucks Project
Executive summary- Summarizes the main ideas of the paper; describes the project, its connection to
the mission and vision of the company and benefits of the same.
Contents- Shows the topical outline of the paper and the corresponding pages of the same.
Description of Walmart’s hybrid project- Describes the inception and implementation of the project,
describing the technological advances incorporated.
Walmart- Mission, Vision, Values, and its Connection to the Project- Describes the Mission, Vision and
Values as elaborated in the company’s website and shows how the same is connected to the hybrid
truck project.
Financial And other justifications- Shows financial growth, and the role that the project had on this
growth from 2009 to 2015.
Conclusion- Summarizes all sections of the rational.



The rationale for Walmart’s Hybrid Futuristic Trucks Project
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Executive Summary
Walmart, the most successful retailer in US history, announced in February 2009
its plan of developing a hybrid diesel-electric fleet of trucks, in an attempt to achieve efficiency.
The company already surpassed its target of achieving 25% efficiency in the three years
preceding 2009 ("Walmart Debuts Futuristic Truck", 2019). The project, incorporating a fleet of
34 hybrid cars, was set to be tested in 2009 although the development of the same occurred in
2014. The first truck developed was showcased in March 2014, with reported advancements that
surpassed the 2009 technological goals. The truck consisted of a carbon fiber tractor-trailer
combination that saved on 4,000 pounds in weight, aerodynamics that reduced aerodynamic drag
by 20%, turbine power with fuel neutral capability and very low emissions. This truck is
responsible for 84% improvement in fuel efficiency through lighter weight, reduced fuel
consumption and maintenance costs of the fleet. The overall resul...

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