Inside one of Amazon’s busiest days

Description: 1,500 extra workers help Amazon.com handle the extra holiday orders at its Fernley, Nevada fulfillment center.

Source:  CNNMoney.com – video report

Date: 12/16/2010

Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2010/12/16/n_amazon_fulfillment_center.cnnmoney/

Questions for discussion:

  • How does Amazon design its order fulfillment operations to be more efficient?
  • Were you surprised by any of the sights or comments presented in the report? 
  • Why is rapid fulfillment of orders so important to Amazon?


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