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Amazon reveals new, eighth generation fulfilment centre.

WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-December 2, 2014-Amazon reveals new, eighth generation fulfilment centre

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On-line retailer Amazon.com Inc (Nasdaq:AMZN) on Monday unveiled its eighth generation fulfilment centre, which utilises robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and software and mechanical innovations to fulfil holiday orders.

Currently, Amazon is operating 10 of this new generation of fulfilment centres across the US.

According to the company, its latest fulfilment centres increase speed of delivery, while enabling greater local selection at lower costs for its customers.

Features of Amazon's eighth generation fulfilment centre include: Kiva robots, of which Amazon currently has over 15,000 operating across the US; Robo-Stow, a large robotic arms moving large quantities of inventory for customer order fulfilment; 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.

Also, Amazon recently announced it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees to fulfil customer orders this holiday, a 14% increase over last year. Amazon expects that thousands of those employees will stay on in regular, full-time roles.

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