Walmart owned-Flipkart in a statement on Tuesday announced that it is strengthening its supply chain infrastructure by setting up two fulfilment centres in Haryana, spread across nine lakh square feet.
The new facility is likely to scale up the companies supply chain infrastructure in north India and amplify its capabilities to cater to more consumers in the country.
“Today we have one of the strongest supply chain networks in the country, making over 40 million deliveries every month and employ more than 120,000 people across the country”~Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice President, Flipkart
He further added, “The addition of these two fulfilment centres will further strengthen Flipkart’s supply chain and building capabilities to enable a strong ecosystem for MSMEs, local manufacturers and in the process create quality local jobs.”
With the newly developed infrastructure, Flipkart now has 12 assets in Haryana, including supply chain infrastructure for large appliances, non-large (including mobiles, apparel), grocery and furniture, taking the total asset capacity in the state to over 20 lakh sq ft.
As per a statement, the company in the last festive season served up to 40% of the total number of orders from across India in the state of Haryana.
Further to it, the statement said, “Flipkart’s new investment in the state will create over 5,000 jobs, which will also include employment opportunities for women and people with different abilities.” Flipkart currently employs more than 10,000 people in Haryana across its supply chain and has created thousands of indirect jobs in the state.
Flipkart, to provide training on nuances of supply chain and delivery to ensure skill development, career progression and growth for its employees, has also partnered with the NSDC’s Logistics Skill Council.