Aug 8, 2022
Estrada and Joe Lynch discuss
Walmart transportation. Doug is a Senior Director of Supply Chain
About Doug Estrada
Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart
Stores Inc. A graduate of Doane University in Crete, NE. Doug
Estrada has 30 plus years of experience in Supply Chain with the
last 20 years of supporting Walmart Stores, Inc. Doug has held
various supply chain roles with the Walmart Private Fleet as well
as working Internationally for Walmart in Central America in
setting up the Retail Transportation Supply Chain Network for
Walmart in several Central American Countries. Doug currently leads
the Great Lakes / Upper Midwest Transportation Region for Walmart
overseeing 15 Transportation Distribution Centers with over 2000
Walmart Drivers that support Stores and Clubs in that part of the
country. Doug has been a board member of the Washington DC
Metro Police Foundation since 2016 and sits on the Advisory Board
for Truckers Against Trafficking. Doug and his wife Lisa of 31
years reside in Bentonville, AR and have three adult children.
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Key Takeaways: Walmart Transportation
Estrada is a Senior Director of Supply Chain at Walmart,
the largest retailer in the world.
- In the podcast interview, Doug and Joe discuss
Walmart transportation along with Walmart’s vast network of
carriers and brokers.
- The Average Walmart Supercenter receives the following in
- 20-40 Walmart truckloads (private fleet)
- 200 shipment from UPS or other carrier
- Walmart private fleet consists of:
- 12K plus tractors
- 65-80K trailers
- 13K plus drivers
- Walmart is hiring for drivers, distribution, and
- Walmart is not only the largest retailer, they are also one of
the largest shippers and their best practices often become industry
- Walmart pioneered the use of the OTIF metric, which stands for
on-time and in-full – meaning the shipment arrived on-time and
everything that was supposed to deliver was included with the
- Walmart Inc. engages in the operation of retail, wholesale, and
other units worldwide. The company operates through three segments:
Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club.
- Walmart operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets,
warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, and discount stores;
membership-only warehouse clubs; ecommerce websites, such as
walmart.com, walmart.com.mx, walmart.ca, flipkart.com, and
samsclub.com; and mobile commerce applications.
- Walmart operates approximately 10,500 stores and various
ecommerce websites under 46 banners in 24 countries.
- The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and
changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. The company was
founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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