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Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour

By: Carolyn Conn

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During the summer 1 term, students in the undergraduate Cost Accounting class went on a tour of the local Amazon Fulfillment Center. They had an opportunity to see how Amazon uses robots and artificial intelligence to expedite orders. It was informative to see the 11+ miles of conveyor belts used in the facility and to learn that the shipping labels are applied with pressurized air (no hands!). After the tour, the local facility's finance director spoke with the class about his work background and his job responsibilities.