Amazon’s Warehouse

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No wonder amazon can handle so many orders and deliver the order’s on time and on the right addresses there are some mishaps at Amazon’s end but the mass they handle its nothing more than salt in the Dough.

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is also the owner of 80 enormous fulfillment centers around the globe, strategically placed to make every online order a breeze, from click to delivery.

Consumers typically only experience the selection and receiving parts of the fulfillment process; rarely do they get a glimpse into the warehouses where their orders are received, fulfilled, and shipped. But take a look at our slideshow, and you’ll finally understand just how overwhelmingly massive Amazon’s warehouses truly are.

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The company doesn’t yet have its figures from 2012 yet, but in 2010, Amazon.com sold more than 13 million individual items within 24 hours,and that number ballooned last year to 17 million. Amazon expects this year to be its biggest yet.

 

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After seeing all this one have to say ” Its a Jungle out there ! “

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Amazon must rely on barcodes and human hands to find the ordered items and drop them into the proper bins — without robots, Amazon utilizes a system known as “chaotic storage,” where products are essentially shelved at random.

It look’s choatic but its very systematic if you get to know how this all work’s ,

By storing items randomly instead of categorically, the warehouse has a much better flow of material. Even without robots or automation, Amazon can compile a “picking list” that locates where each item needs to be taken off the shelf and scanned again before it can be shipped.

The real advantage to chaotic storage is that it’s significantly more flexible than conventional storage systems. If there are big changes in a product range, the company doesn’t need to plan for more space, because the products or their sales volumes don’t need to be known or planned in advance if they’re simply being stored at random.

Furthermore, free space is much better utilized in a chaotic storage system. In a conventional system, free space may go unused for quite a while simply because stock is low or there aren’t enough products to begin with. Without any kind of fixed positions, available shelf space is always being used.

If they let you go and find your book what will you do ?

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