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A Peek Inside Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers – Friday Fun!

Ever wanted to find out how Amazon.com ships that package to you? CNN was able to get a peek inside the online merchant’s supply chain management machinery it was pretty sweet. The process involves a lot of sophisticated technology, robots, conveyor belts and limited human interaction. Everything starts at one of Amazon’s fulfillment centers, which stores up to 15 million items. From there, the robots track down what you ordered and serve them up to humans who spend less than a minute doing tasks the robots can’t do yet.

The innovation and tech involved is a lot of fun to watch. It’s truly a well-oiled machine and an example of what Amazon’s competitors are up against in the new age of automation and advanced logistics.

Check out the video for a quick look at how it’s all done, pretty amaz-ing stuff. Let us know what you think.

This window into Amazon’s operation helps one understand that it’s probably not a huge leap to Amazon’s ambitious goal of 30 minutes or less deliveries via its planned service, Prime Air.

What do you think? Is this good news for Amazon and its customers? Or is this just the start of Skynet? Join the conversation in the comments!

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