Walmart is creating “pop-up” distribution centers for e-commerce packages:
“We are taking space in 42 of our current Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs) and creating what we call “pop-up eCommerce Distribution Centers” (eDCs) to meet the growing demand of eCommerce orders. Traditionally, RDCs ship pallets of goods to our stores, which is very different than sending packages directly to customer homes. Working closely with our Technology team, who developed new and enhanced some of our existing supply chain systems, we’ve been able to increase our fulfillment throughput. This means facilities that have traditionally only supplied products to stores are now equipped to also fulfill online orders, just in time for the holidays.”
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