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Amazon opens eighth generation fulfillment center
Dec '14
Kiva robot at work/c: Business Wire
Kiva robot at work/c: Business Wire
Amazon, one of the leading online retailers of the world, has opened its eighth generation fulfillment center, which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years’ worth of software and mechanical innovations to fulfill holiday orders.

Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and customer service said, “Amazon fulfillment teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfillment centers to increase speed of delivery while enabling greater local selection at lower costs for our customers. The advancements in our latest fulfillment centers hit all three of these customer desires while continuing to provide a work environment that is great for employees.”

Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include Kiva robots of which Amazon currently has more than 15,000 operating across the US; 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; and 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.

In Amazons fulfillment centers, employees sort and prepare items for shipment. (GK)

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