Amazon is arguably one of the highest volume warehouse operations on earth. But certainly when it comes to warehouse efficiency, bigger doesn’t always mean better.
Just watch ~60 seconds of this clip (it should start playing around the 9:20 mark - some parts after 11:15 are NSFW!) from a recent episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, where a seasonal Amazon employee shares how it was not unusual for him to walk 15 – 17 miles a day during a 10-hour shift:
Watching this clip made us feel even better than ever about the things we do for our customers because it illustrates one of the warehouse scourges that we battle daily: inefficient picking processes.