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Wal-Mart Logistics Statistics DATAPOINTS June 17, 2013 WAL-MART LOGISTICS STATISTICS Wal-Mart's events around its annual shareholders meeting this month included a visit to Distribution Center #6904, a general merchandise DC near its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters, which world's largest retailer. serves 130 Wal-Mart stores of various formats in four states. Following are some facts and figures from that facility tour and from the network of 158 U.S. distribution facilities serving the SOURCE: Wal-Mart Stores GG Wal-Mart truck drivers have accumulated 3 million consecutive accident-free miles Transportation Strategic Goals • Double fleet efficiency by 2015 a!! • Transition to alternative fuels Walmat • Send zero waste to landfills • Utilize sustainable products Renewable Energy Use by DC 2012 Waste Reduction FACILITY ENERGY SOURCE % OF ENERGY (in Wal-Mart logistics facilities) Apple Valley, Calif. Solar 18% Porterville, Calif.. • Repurposed 128,000 tons of cardboard Solar.. .8% Casa Grande, Ariz. Solar ... • Repurposed 17,000 tons of plastics 15%-20% Buckeye, Ariz. .... ... Solar 30% • Recycled 6,000 tons of forklift batteries ....... Red Bluff, Calif... Wind.. .15%-20% 2012 EFFICIENCY ACHIEVEMENTS • Reduced overall kWh usage of comparable DCs from 2005 to 2011 by almost 17% or 194 million kWh 85% DC #6904 Facts of solid waste in Wal-Mart's logistics network repurposed • Shipped an increase of 1.1 billion cases over same time period • 1.2 million sq. feet • Serves 130 stores in a 200-mile radius • Saved almost $15 million • 150-175 trailers unloaded daily • Avoided almost 108,000 metric tons of CO, emission, equivalent to the energy for 17,210 homes • 100-150 trailers dispatched daily • 12 miles of con- veyor belts moving packages at 6 mph across the facility "This is the hardest hobby I've ever had." PHILLIP NULL, truck driver, Wal-Mart (recently honored for driving 3 million accident-free miles, which would take the average driver 200 years to complete) • 264 dock doors in a "door per store" format WAL-MART LOGISTICS by the Numbers • 78,000 Associates • 6,100 Tractors • 158 Distribution Centers • 59,000 Trailers • 71 Transportation Offices • 7,200 Drivers Improvement in efficiency of Wal-Mart's truck fleet since 2005

Wal-Mart Logistics Statistics

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Facts and figures from Wal-Mart's Distribution Center #6904 and the network of 158 U.S. distribution facilities serving the world’s largest retailer.


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