McCordsville, Ind. — Walmart has opened a new 2.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, in McCordsville. This next-generation facility is Walmart’s largest fulfillment center to date, and will enable the retailer to fulfill more orders, more quickly.
“Indiana is proud to welcome this next generation Walmart fulfillment center, which represents a significant investment in our industry and our people,” says 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.”
The McCordsville fulfillment center is the second of four next generation facilities that brings the powerful combination of people, technology and machine learning together to achieve faster shipping and delivery, while increasing Walmart.com 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 2-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.
“The McCordsville grand opening marks a major milestone in our supply chain modernization journey,” says Karisa Sprague, senior vice president, fulfillment network operations for Walmart U.S. “With more customers shopping online, we’re leverage state-of-the-art technology to increase speed of delivery all while creating tech-empowered career opportunities for our associates.”
Walmart serves Indiana customers at 127 retail units and online through Walmart.com.
Walmart Inc. operates more than 10,500 stores and numerous e-commerce websites in 20 countries. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. For more information, visit https://corporate.walmart.com.
SOURCE: Walmart Inc.