From L to R: Guy Toksoy, vice president, operations, SCI; Chris Galindo, CEO, SCI; Alexis Lanternier, executive vice president e-commerce, Walmart Canada; Daryl Porter, vice president, e-commerce operations and logistics, Walmart Canada. (CNW Group/SCI Group Inc.)

SCI Canada, a logistics supply chain provider, and Walmart Canada announced the opening of SCI’s largest dedicated and purpose-built distribution centre. 

It will be utilized to fulfil Walmart Canada’s online orders. The centre is approximately 450,000 square feet and is located in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb in the Greater Toronto Area.

The centre is a solution for logistics and fulfillment that is part of Walmart’s strategy to continue growing its e-commerce. Walmart says there is a need for it because its Canadian website is visited daily by more than 750,00 customers.

The new DC maximizes storage through a four-level, 70,000-square-foot pick platform for storing and picking smaller items and pallet racking for larger and higher volume items.

It is equipped with software that provides real-time visibility to operations and is fully integrated with SCI’s warehouse management system.

Conveyors transport materials to one of five zones on each level and complete pick totes to a put-wall area from both the platform and pallet racks.

“The retail business is constantly evolving and becoming more complex,” said  Guy Toksoy, vice president, operations, SCI.

“SCI’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation helps our clients meet increasing e-commerce demands, and we were excited to partner with one of Canada’s largest retailers to go beyond conventional logistics services and adapt an automated model to best suit Walmart Canada’s needs.”

“We’re proud to have partnered with SCI to create this distribution centre as it provides a customized end-to-end solution that suits our growing business needs,” said Alexis Lanternier, executive vice-president of e-commerce at Walmart Canada, in a press release.

Walmart says the centre is equipped with state-of-the-art intelligence software that provides real-time visibility to operations and is integrated with SCI’s warehouse management system.

Source: Mobile Syrup
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