When you're a big corporation, you can get nice volume discounts. When you're the biggest, you get to reinvent how they're used. Walmart seems to be at it again.

The $524 billion retailer's tech group built something specifically to optimize utilization of, negotiations for and supplier compliance to travel contracts. In spring 2019, the company applied for patents on the system in India and the United States. Why? Walmart isn't saying much, but you can bet it has something to do with "everyday low prices."

Walmart is maniacal about cost . . .

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