The Walmart distribution center in Sanger, TX, became home to the first-of-its-kind Walmart Supply Chain Academy, created specifically to train the retailer’s supply chain associates and provide them with a clear path to advancement.
The retailer celebrated the first graduating class of the new academy during a ceremony on Friday, September 27.
The Walmart Supply Chain Academy in Sanger is patterned after the 200 Walmart academies that train all store associates around the U.S. The Sanger Academy’s area of study includes leadership, safety, supply chain foundations and area-specific training.
Walmart plans to expand the academy program to more distribution centers across the country over the next two years. Each supply chain academy will serve about 15 distribution centers.
“Within the Walmart supply chain, we are focused on creating a great place to work where our more than 100,000 associates can be empowered to solve problems for our business,” said Greg Smith, evp/Walmart U.S. supply chain. “This first Supply Chain Academy is a pivotal step on that journey. North-central Texas customers will see the impact of the training and hard work of these graduates on the shelves of the more than 140 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs this distribution center serves.”