Walmart's Latest Automation Play Turns Warehouses Into Games of Tetris

The goal is to get products to store shelves faster and save employees time

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Retail giant Walmart is extending a partnership with Symbotic, a tech company that builds robotics-based automation systems, to implement that technology in 25 of its 42 regional distribution centers. The goal is to “fundamentally alter how products get to stores.”

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According to a blog post, Symbotic’s algorithm helps sort, store, retrieve and pack freight onto pallets, which Walmart can use to “revolutionize intake, increase accuracy and change how freight is handled at our regional distribution centers,” wrote Joe Metzger, evp of supply chain operations at Walmart U.S.,



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