Tour an Amazon Fulfilment Centre
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019, 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Location: Amazon Fulfilment Centre, 8050 Heritage Road, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0C9
Tour an Amazon Fulfillment Centre! See the magic that happens after you click ‘buy’ on Amazon.ca by touring their first Canadian automated facility and seeing first-hand how they deliver to their customers. Tens of thousands of items leave this fulfillment centre each day – and for those who use Prime delivery in the GTA, they get their packages at their door mere hours later.
The automated Brampton centre is an 855,000 square feet, four-storey building that opened in 2016. With a couple hundred robots, each of these nine-foot automated “Amazon Robotics Drive Units” (capable of carrying up to 700 lbs) scan QR codes to detect their path and move in different directions within a grid. Using built-in sensor technology, the robots don’t crash into each other, even though they’re moving at 8 km/h. See them in action and how they work with Amazon employees to fulfill online orders.
This 1 hour tour will allow you to see how products are stowed, picked, packed, scanned, labelled and shipped- all using automation, computer and mechanical engineering that has products travelling along a 10 km long conveyer belt with optimized systems that maximize efficiency and reduce time.
Note: Amazon does not charge for tours. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund and enhance Chapter activities. PEO York Chapter is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.
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