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Walmart opens high-tech fulfillment center

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Walmart opens high-tech fulfillment center

MCCORDSVILLE, Ind. Walmart recently celebrated the grand opening of a new 2.2 million square foot fulfillment center, located 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis. This next-generation facility is Walmart’s largest fulfillment center to date, according to the company, and will enable the retailer to fulfill more orders more quickly.

“The McCordsville grand opening marks a major milestone in our supply chain modernization journey,” said Karisa Sprague, senior vice president, Fulfillment Network Operations for Walmart U.S. “With more customers shopping online, we’re leveraging state-of-the-art technology to increase speed of delivery all while creating tech empowered career opportunities for our associates.”

The McCordsville fulfillment center is the second of four next-generation facilities that will aim to bring together people, technology and machine learning to achieve faster shipping and delivery, while increasing order fulfillment capacity.

The space is Walmart’s largest fulfillment center to date and is designed to expand access to the retailer’s next- or two-day shipping. Combined with the rest of Walmart’s fulfillment network, these next-generation fulfillment centers will enable the retailer to reach 95% of the U.S. population with the service. Walmart Fulfillment Services, Walmart’s end-to-end third-party fulfillment service, will also leverage the space to fulfill Marketplace items.

“Indiana is proud to welcome this next-generation Walmart fulfillment center, which represents a significant investment in our industry and our people,” said Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Walmart has long been a good corporate partner in Indiana, and we’re excited to see their commitment grow in Hancock County.”



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