TORONTO, Ont. — Toys‘R’Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, B.C. Officials say the 180,000 sq. ft. facility has been strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who will now be able to 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 and 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 has outfitted the new facility to include cross-docking, transload, order fulfillment and store replenishment capabilities, with the use of a fully automated sortation system designed to support the large seasonal swings of the retail business.
“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 of 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.”
The new facility is Toys‘R’Us Canada’s third distribution centre that services its stores and online businesses. Officials say work on the new D.C. ramped up in the summer to ensure it would be ready to meet the demands of the holiday shopping season. It will be staffed by SCI Logistics.