Today I did the virtual tour offered by Amazon. In Spain is an event where you visit some sections of Barcelona, Madrid and Sevilla fulfilment centers.
It’s very interesting for understanding some basic things about how the work is divided, structured and industrialized to the limit.
You just see what’s being done in the fulfilment space and part of the manual work required around the different robots and automated sections (belts, cameras, automatic dispatchers, scanners…).
Interestingly, the majority of people attending the tour where people willing to work on these fulfilment centers, and there were some people attending from universities, interested on understanding how things work.
It was interesting 30 minutes, but unfortunately the side of the fulfilment center I want to visit is not available in the tour.