Supply Chain

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17 May: Houston teens tour Best Buy’s Distribution Center and talk career paths

Best Buy’s Houston Distribution Center (DDC) opened its doors to nearly 30 teens on May 9 to shed light on our supply chain operations and discuss career opportunities.

Teens who attended are members of the nearby Best Buy Teen Tech Center® at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston – Morefield Club. They took tours of the facility, talked with employees and participated in an interactive panel discussion with Best Buy leaders.

“This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time,” said Laura, human resources business partner for the DDC.

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30 Sep: Holiday Workers Find Careers In Best Buy Distribution Centers

Jiggy Oliva was seeking a place to work for a few months during the 2018 holiday season. He got a job at Best Buy and never left.

He started as a seasonal employee at our distribution center in Compton, California, where his brother, Cesar Cervantes, had started working during the previous holiday season. Jiggy landed a permanent part-time role the following January and is now talking about moving into a full-time role.

“I was just looking to make a little money on the side for the holidays,” he said.

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30 Sep: For Best Buy’s Supply Chain, Women Are The Future

Many people think of a distribution center as a place where most of the jobs are for men — unloading trucks, driving forklifts and operating pallet jacks.

But don’t tell that to Stephanie Jackson. She oversees the day-to-day operations for three Best Buy facilities, including our distribution center in San Francisco.

“I have never felt with Best Buy that I was being held back because I’m a woman,” she said. “I’ve always been encouraged to develop.”

Stephanie is one of a growing number of women who have found successful careers as leaders in Best Buy’s supply chain network.

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17 Jun: Best Buy Ranks High For Supply Chain Practices

Best Buy was the top-rated retailer in a new assessment of the supply chain practices at the largest global information and communications technology (ICT) brands.

We also ranked 10th overall among the 49 companies included in KnowTheChain’s 2020 ICT Benchmark. KnowTheChain is a nonprofit that serves as a resource for companies and investors to understand and address the risks of forced labor in global supply chains.

Best Buy scored 52 out of 100, well above the average score of 30.

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24 Oct: Best Buy Opens New Distribution Center Near Houston

Before dawn on Oct. 23, employees at Best Buy’s new distribution center in Missouri City, Texas, were already loading trucks to deliver products to customers’ homes throughout the day.

But the team paused briefly from its work later in the morning to help company leaders and local officials celebrate the facility’s official grand opening.

The Missouri City delivery distribution center is focused on large items and will help Best Buy meet growing demand for products including big-screen TVs and major appliances.

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19 Oct: Best Buy Opens New Distribution Center in Compton, California

 

Best Buy on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Compton, California, just in time for the busy holiday season.

The facility will help the company meet growing demand for large products, such as big-screen TVs and major appliances, by shipping to Best Buy stores and customers’ homes across the Los Angeles area. It has more than 90 employees and plans to ramp up to 125 over the holidays.

“Ten years ago this month, we opened up a store just a couple of miles from here,” said Tim Buckenberger, Best Buy’s vice president of supply chain.