Lowe's Expands Supply Chain Network
Over the next 18 months, Lowe's Companies, Inc. plans to open 50 cross dock delivery terminals, seven bulk distribution centres, and four eCommerce fulfillment centres across the U.S. This includes 20 cross dock terminals and one west coast eCommerce fulfillment centre in the second half of fiscal 2020. Together, the goal is to provide more same-day and next-day service offerings and enable faster eCommerce shipping across the country. The company will open the west coast fulfillment centre in California in October, which will improve two-day delivery options to reach nearly 100 per cent of customers nationwide. This is the company's second direct fulfillment centre – its first was opened in 2018 in Tennessee. These efforts build on the steps taken over the past 18 months to expand the company's supply chain capacity, including the opening of more than 13 different facilities across the U.S.