Walmart: New supply chain academy welcomes its first class

By Georgia Wilson
Walmart Inc. distribution center in Sanger, Texas celebrates its first official class at the Walmart Supply Chain Academy. The new academy is the late...

Walmart Inc. distribution center in Sanger, Texas celebrates its first official class at the Walmart Supply Chain Academy.

The new academy is the latest addition to its list of 200 academies for employees and has been specifically designed to train Walmart’s supply chain associates in the US to provide employees with a clear advancement path.

“Within the Walmart Supply Chain, we are focused on creating a great place to work where our more than 100,000 associates can be empowered to solve problems for our business,” commented Greg Smith, EVP of Walmart U.S. Supply Chain. “This first Supply Chain Academy is a pivotal step on that journey. North-central Texas customers will see the impact of the training and hard work of these graduates on the shelves of the more than 140 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs this distribution center serves.”

Areas of study at the academy will included leadership, safety, supply chain foundations and area specific training to Walmart employees in order for them to succeed in current roles as well as grow their career. “This is yet another example of Walmart’s commitment to investing in our people so that they can live better and grow in a field that is rapidly evolving,” said Steve Miller, Vice President of Supply Chain People.

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Walmart has plans to expand its supply chain program across the US in more distribution centers over the next two years, with each academy serving 15 distribution centers.

 

Founder: Sam Walton

Revenue: US$518bn

President and CEO: Doug McMillon

Headquarters: Bentonville, Arkansas

No. of employees: 496,361 (LinkedIn)

 

Did you know? Sam Walton opened the very first Walmart store on July 2nd 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas

 

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