Walmart swallows up Supply Chain Management, employees now fall under store brand

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Walmart has purchased SCM in Cornwall, and all other components of the logistics hub.

CORNWALL, Ontario - Hundreds of workers at Cornwall's Supply Chain Management (SCM) now work directly for Walmart Canada, confirmed store officials Monday.

Walmart Canada purchased all of the SCM operations in Canada, including the massive Cornwall logistics centre, a couple of weeks ago.

"All employees, sites and assets of SCM...will become part of the Walmart Canada group of companies," Walmart Canada corporate affairs director Alex Roberton said in an email. "The decision to bring this expertise in-house is a clear reflection of the importance Walmart places on logistics and transportation."

In an interview Roberton told Seaway News there will be no change in the workforce in Cornwall.

"No one is losing their jobs," he said. "They will become Walmart employees."

Roberton said the SCM workers will also be included in Walmart's benefit plan.

"The two companies have been working together for 20 years," he continued. "And this is part of that natural evolution."

SCM is a logistics hub in Cornwall that employs nearly 900 people. SCM's only customer, prior to the sale agreement, was Walmart.

The sale agreement also includes Translogic Express Dedicated Inc. (TEDI), a dedicated carrier for Walmart Canada.

Roberton said the financial details of the sale agreement will not be disclosed.

Organizations: Walmart, Seaway News

Geographic location: CORNWALL, Ontario, Canada

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