Wal-Mart Canada extends Supply Chain Management contract

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Supply Chain Management, Canada’s largest retail logistics services organization and an Exel company, announced that it has signed a five-year contract extension for its business with Wal-Mart Canada. SCM says it provides dedicated transportation, logistics and value-added services to Wal-Mart’s 312 stores and supercentres nationwide.

As part of its 15-year relationship with Wal-Mart Canada, SCM says it supports the company’s ambient supply chain by operating five distribution centers totaling five million square feet; the facilities handle products including general merchandise, dry grocery and imports. SCM says it also coordinates all outbound transportation activities and directs a regionally dedicated fleet of 150 tractors and 350 drivers delivering products from distribution centers to Wal-Mart stores.

“Wal-Mart Canada’s commitment to customers is to provide unbeatable prices, one-stop shopping and friendly service, and our team operates the company’s ambient logistics network with this in mind,” says Dan Gabbard, president of SCM. “We strive to identify efficiencies that contribute to Wal-Mart’s bottom line, so it can continue to serve millions of Canadians and grow its business.”

SCM — which was acquired by Westerville, Ohio-based Exel in 2004 — operates multiple distribution centers in Mississauga and Cornwall, Ontario, and Calgary, Alberta.