Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Center Inside Story

Amazons High Tech Fulfillment Center

Amazon unveils their eighth generation fulfillment center which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years worth of software and mechanical innovations. The company is currently operating 10 of these new generation fulfillment centers across the U.S.

Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include:

– Kiva robots of which Amazon currently has more than 15,000 operating across the U.S.;
– Robo-Stow, one of Earth’s largest robotic arms moving large quantities of inventory for customer order fulfillment;
– New vision systems enabling the unloading and receipt of an entire trailer of inventory in as little as 30 minutes instead of hours;
– New, high-end graphically oriented computer systems for employees to use while fulfilling orders for customers.

Amazon recently announced it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees to fulfill customer orders this holiday, a 14 percent increase over last year. The company expects that thousands of those employees will stay on in regular, full-time roles.

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