TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys"R"Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The 180,000 sq. ft. facility is strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who can now ship directly to British Columbia for distribution to local Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores.
"The new west coast distribution centre provides us with the additional capacity and flexibility to service our customers and distribution needs in Western Canada," said Krista Collinson, vice-president of logistics, ecommerce & business development, Toys"R"Us, Canada. "With the holiday season quickly approaching, we are well-positioned to deliver ongoing shipments of the hottest toys to our stores, so shoppers have the best chance of finding that must-have gift in-stock at Toys"R"Us."
SCI outfitted the new facility to include cross-docking, transload, order fulfillment and store replenishment capabilities, with the use of a fully automated sortation system that scales to support the large seasonal swings of the retail business. The new centre adapts quickly to changing volume patterns, while achieving very high performance levels.
"We are pleased to add value to the Toys"R"Us supply chain through the development of a scalable, flexible and dynamic solution," said John Ferguson, president, SCI Logistics. "The Toys"R"Us and SCI Logistics teams came together to deliver a very successful implementation in Delta and we are ready for the busy season ahead."
This is the third distribution center that services the stores and online businesses for Toys"R"Us, Canada.
The new distribution center began ramping up in late summer to ensure it was fully ready to meet the increased demands of the holiday shopping season. It is staffed by SCI Logistics.
About Toys"R"Us, Canada:
Toys"R"Us (Canada) Ltd., is part of Toys"R"Us, Inc., the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer. Toys"R"Us, Canada operates 74 stores across the country. For store locations and convenient online shopping visit www.toysrus.ca.
SCI is the largest Canadian based third party logistics provider (3PL) offering customer focused supply chain solutions in Canada. The company operates an extensive national distribution infrastructure, coupled with the most comprehensive parcel delivery and transportation network in the country, serviced by over 1200 team members. SCI leads the industry in providing supply chain solutions to customers in the Retail, E-Commerce, Healthcare, Technology, and Financial sectors. For more information, visit www.scilogistics.ca .
SOURCE: SCI Logistics
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