Walmart plans to transform its entire regional distribution operation.
The discount giant is extending an existing agreement with artificial intelligence (AI)-based supply chain technology company Symbiotic LLC to implement Symbotic’s robotics and software automation platform in all 42 of its regional distribution centers over the coming years. This marks an expansion of Walmart’s prior commitment announced in July 2021 to deploy Symbotic Systems in 25 of its regional distribution centers.
Walmart hopes to support a broader digital transformation in its supply chain aimed at increasing the speed, efficiency, and safety at which products are distributed. The first phase of the renovation will be completed by the end of the year.Chain Store Age