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Walmart Announces Plan to Invest $1.2 Billion to Upgrade Logistics in China
Ryan McDaniel, Senior Vice President of Walmart China Supply Chain, announced Monday that Walmart will increase its investment in its supply-chain logistics. In addition to building the first customized perishable food distribution center, the South China Fresh Food Distribution Center, the company plans to increase investment in its supply-chain logistics in China by RMB 8 billion, or about $1.2 billion, building or upgrading more than 10 logistics distribution centers over the next 10-20 years.
Walmart invested more than RMB 700 million to build the South China Fresh Food Distribution Center, which has been in operation since March 2019. It currently serves more than 100 Walmart stores in Guangdong and Guangxi, with daily distributing capacity of up to...
Reinvented Truck Driver Orientation Helps Add New Hires to Walmart’s Fleet
With more than 1,400 new Walmart truck drivers added in 2018, hundreds more are slated to join the fleet in 2019.
Assessments, mentorship and a faster hiring process are all a part of new onboarding events that are filling critical new jobs created by Walmart’s business growth during an industry-wide shortage.
The revamped orientation initiatives have already cut in half the time between a candidate’s initial interview and a mandatory driving assessment, expediting the time it takes to complete a new hire.
“These hiring events are both improving the skill level of our candidates and enriching their onboarding experience,” said Lori Furnell, Walmart’s director of ...
Merchants Foodservice Streamlines Distribution Operations with Descartes’ Mobile Solution
WATERLOO, Ontario - Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Merchants Foodservice, the 12th-largest foodservice distributor in the U.S., is streamlining the delivery of wholesale food, beverages and restaurant kitchen supplies to 12 southeastern states using the Descartes Perform™ for Food mobile solution.
“From the smallest family restaurant to schools and national accounts, Merchants is focused on the timely and accurate delivery of quality products while ensuring food safety,” said Andrew Mercier, President and CEO at Merchants Foodservice. “Our delivery operations are managed to high performance standards. Capabilities such as mobile proof-of-delivery and digital photos have allowed us to be more efficient, minimize order discrepancies and satisfy customers at the point of delivery. With delivery volumes of 50,000+ cases per night during peak season, these capabilities are critical for minimizing delivery errors, accounts processing costs and customer payment delays while maintaining...
NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules
At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. NCBA President Kevin Kester and Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera delivered the group’s message at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Washington.
The comments emphasized the need for a regulatory framework that encourages drivers to rest when they are tired. Under the status quo, drivers are incentivized to “push through” fatigue due to overly-restrictive Hours of Service rules.
“The current Hours of Service framework is incompatible with the realities of livestock hauling,” said Kester. “Drivers of our livestock need to be alert and safe, while also cognizant of the welfare of the animals they are hauling. We want them to rest as needed, instead of racing against the clock.”
Current rules require a livestock hauler to rest for...
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