Home Depot opens DC for online retail

ATLANTA — The Home Depot has announced the opening of its new direct fulfillment centre (DFC) in Locust Grove, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. It is the first of three new DFCs the company will open across the U.S. over the next two years, adding more than three million square feet and approximately 1,000 jobs to its supply chain.

The new distribution centres will increase the number of orders the company can ship the day they are received, increasing the speed of delivery for online orders. The company is also enabling faster order picking and shipping through new warehouse management and material handling systems. The DFCs will stock approximately 100,000 products, extending The Home Depot aisle beyond the 35,000 products typically available at the average physical store.