Walmart is cutting 300 jobs in its Information Systems Division, according to Retail Dive.
The layoffs are part of a larger ongoing overhaul of Walmart’s tech operations that began with its acquisition of Jet.com last year.
Walmart has been restructuring many of its e-commerce-focused divisions. The supply chain group lost 1,000 positions in January, while its Silicon Valley office lost 200 e-commerce positions in the same month.
The latest layoffs come just a week after Walmart promoted three senior IT officers tasked with building out technology that would bridge in-store and online customer experiences.
The job cuts are aimed at making the company more agile and efficient, which will be crucial as it grows its e-commerce segment. At the time of the cuts, CEO Doug McMillian said that the technology division needed to be leaner, with lower costs and less bureaucracy. As Walmart continues to invest in e-commerce it will need to continue to address costs and ensure efficiencies. A lean inventory and supply chain management process will be critical to keeping costs low as the company grows its e-commerce segment, which could cause shipping and inventory costs to skyrocket.
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