Much has been said about Amazon and how they treat their associates that work in the warehouses. I was an employee at Amazon and I personally didn’t see or experience any negative treatment – (I wasn’t a warehouse worker). Nevertheless, Amazon has grown to become the pre-eminent leader in Logistics and Supply Chain, where Bezos does Kaizen every year.. their approach to Logistics is truly amazing. In fact, the number of amazon packages shipper per day is unreal.
Here are several videos showing an inside look at the Amazon.com Warehouse (sometimes called Amazon “FC”, which stands for Fulfillment Center or “DC” sometimes referred to as Distribution Center) all throughout the world.
As you watch these videos, pay attention to their use of visual management, kanban, and other evidence of Lean in action and Lean within Fulfillment and Distribution and Warehousing.
The Amazon.co.uk Fulfillment Center
Inside Amazon.com Warehouse Processes
Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Swansea, UK
Amazon.com Distribution Center, Holiday Season
Fulfillment by Amazon and Amazon Prime Processes
Amazon.com Fulfillment Center, Construction Time Lapse
Amazon.com, Cyber Monday, Warehouse
Amazon.com Distribution Center in Aktion
Fulfillment by Amazon, UK
Amazon.com Box – Weird Shipment
Amazon.com Distribution Center, Germany
Amazon.com Warehouse, Leipzig
Amazon.com, Packing Merchandise