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Flipkart hires 23K to bolster its supply chain amid a pandemic

Flipkart announced on Tuesday that it has recruited 23,000 employees across its supply chain, including distribution executives, in the last three months, as the e-commerce website expands its supply chain to expedite online delivery while also generating new jobs.

The hiring was made in response to the increasing need for e-commerce services around the world, while citizens stay indoors to combat the pandemic, necessitating a supply chain expansion, the organisation said in a statement.

“All new hires will be protected under our healthcare and wellbeing programmes to ensure their welfare during these trying times,” said Hemant Badri, Flipkart’s Senior Vice-President, Supply Chain.

From enforcing safety regulations and procedures in its warehouses to raising awareness about Covid’s safety conduct, the firm also offers educational programmes in different facets of the supply chain to its direct hires.

To improve their knowledge of supply chain management, new recruits are being taught online in a combination of classroom and immersive training.

Flipkart revealed this month that it is expanding its grocery supply chain infrastructure to provide customers with a secure and seamless way to order daily staples through fast and contactless doorstep delivery.

Flipkart would add over 8 lakh square feet of room to its fulfilment centres over the next three months as part of the programme.

The marketplace’s expanded infrastructure would allow more consumers in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Hyderabad to enjoy the convenience of online grocery shopping. Additionally, this will assist Flipkart in fulfilling over 73,000 grocery orders a day.

The e-commerce firm increased its capability at its grocery fulfillment centers in Lucknow, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Patna last month. It actually processes about 64,000 orders every day.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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