Inside Logistics

Walmart opens Mississauga e-commerce centre

SCI operating 450,000 square foot facility


December 5, 2019
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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.)

TORONTO SCI Canada and Walmart Canada have opened SCI’s largest dedicated and purpose-built distribution centre (DC) in Mississauga, Ontario. At approximately 450,000 square feet, the DC is the main facility dedicated to fulfilling Walmart Canada’s online orders.

With over 750,000 visits to its e-commerce website Walmart Canada sought SCI’s support to develop a customized supply chain solution that streamlines operations.

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.”

“It’s exciting that shopping on Walmart.ca continues growing in popularity with our customers. We’ve been modernizing and innovating to ensure products can get to our customers in the quickest and most efficient way possible, without compromising on our everyday low prices and the quality customers expect,” said Alexis Lanternier, executive vice-president e-commerce, Walmart Canada.

“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.”