New 2.2 million square foot fulfillment center, fully equipped with Monoflo automation containers.
Local leaders, community members, and Walmart associates gathered recently to commemorate the inauguration of a new, massive 2.2 million square foot fulfillment center situated 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, specifically at 5259 W 500 N, McCordsville. This record-breaking facility stands as Walmart’s most expansive fulfillment center yet and promises to augment the retailer’s capacity to promptly fulfill a larger volume of orders.
Monoflo supplies automation containers
“Indiana is honored to serve as the host state for this innovative Walmart fulfillment center, which marks a noteworthy infusion of investment in our industry and our workforce,” expressed Ann Lathrop, the chief strategy officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Walmart’s substantial corporate presence in Indiana is well-established, and we eagerly anticipate the further expansion of their commitment in Hancock County.”
Monoflo International, the reusable packaging provider for the new automated warehouse, was invited to the inauguration. “We were thrilled to join Walmart’s leadership team and associates, government officials, and community members in McCordsville, IN to celebrate the grand opening of the retailer’s new 2.2 million square foot fulfillment center, fully equipped with Monoflo automation containers,” the company stated in a social media post.
Enhanced fulfillment capacity, accelerated delivery
The newly unveiled McCordsville fulfillment center is one in a series of four innovative facilities that cohesively combine human workforce, advanced technology, and machine learning to facilitate rapid shipping and delivery while bolstering Walmart.com’s order fulfillment capacity.
This facility, which is currently the largest in Walmart’s repertoire, is conceived to broaden the retailer’s reach for next-day or two-day shipping. When integrated with the rest of Walmart’s fulfillment network, these cutting-edge fulfillment centers will empower the retailer to extend this service to 95% of the U.S. populace. Walmart Fulfillment Services, the comprehensive third-party fulfillment service of Walmart, will also utilize this facility to process Marketplace items.
“This McCordsville inauguration signals a critical landmark in our journey to modernize our supply chain,” said Karisa Sprague, senior vice president, Fulfillment Network Operations for Walmart U.S. “In response to the rising trend of online shopping, we’re capitalizing on advanced technology to enhance delivery speed, simultaneously generating tech-driven career prospects for our associates.”
This transformative technology also delivers added perks, such as creating new career trajectories and enhanced job satisfaction for associates. The McCordsville fulfillment center will serve as the workplace for over 1,000 Walmart associates. The retailer is presently recruiting for diverse positions, comprising those centered on technology. Every job offers a conduit to opportunities within Walmart.
“It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge that nearly half of our associates in our McCordsville fulfillment center are choosing to continue their journey with us here, transitioning from our Plainfield facility,” Geoffrey Appleby, the general manager of the McCordsville fulfillment center, commented. “Moreover, I look forward to embracing new team members from the local area. In unison, our concentration will be on the community and our customers.”