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Walmart Chooses Shafter, California, for Distribution Hub

Walmart readies distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Shafter, California.

Set to open fall 2020, this center in Shafter will use WITRON technology to process grocery perishables, produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods.

The new high-tech distribution center will move 40 percent more product than a traditional distribution center. The high-tech DC in Shafter will allow Walmart to move product to stores and clubs faster so that we can better serve customers.

Shayne Wahlmeier, one of the engineers on the project said, “Every product is measured and documented so that we know how to handle it. A computer algorithm shows all the cases ordered for a given store and determines how to palletize them to maximize the space on a pallet or trailer. It also takes into account density, what’s crushable, what’s not.”

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