Walmart Canada Embraces Automation and Robotics to Improve Supply Chain; Matt Kelly Comments



Walmart Canada Embraces Automation and Robotics to Improve Supply Chain; Matt Kelly Comments


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CANADA - In a recent blog post written by Walmart Canada’s Brianna Scullion, Corporate Affairs, she outlines the retailer’s radical shift across its supply chain. Investing in its legacy distribution centers, Walmart Canada is looking to transform its current supply chain model to serve associates and customers better. This includes a high-tech makeover, the blog post explained, as well as material handling robotics and automation technologies to keep operations running quickly and efficiently.

To start, Walmart Canada is piloting an automated receiving solution at its Regional Distribution Center (RDC) in Calgary, Alberta. This solution, according to the retailer, gets products from trailers to the facility 90 percent faster than doing it manually.

But what’s really driving the retailer to make improvements is to improve the lives of its employees.

These operational investments include a high-tech makeover, as well as material handling robotics and automation technologies to keep operations running quickly and efficiently
These operational investments include a high-tech makeover, as well as material handling robotics and automation technologies to keep operations running quickly and efficiently

“Walmart Canada is on a tech-powered journey, and this investment ensures we can deliver for our customers in Canada, now and in the future,” said Matt Kelly, Vice President of Supply Chain, Walmart Canada. “As a people-led tech-powered company, we pair exceptional talent with innovative solutions, to make our supply chain network work harder for our customers.”

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) will transport received pallets of products to processing stations. Robotic depalletizers will then place the received pallets directly onto conveyors. Auto Case Label Applicators will automatically scan and apply shipping labels to packages as they flow through to the shipping dock.

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