In December 2013, Amazon has launched one-day delivery services in India.
Amazon has redefined customer preferences by offering a one-day delivery service for products. The logistics role of the distribution of the product is evident to the end-user, but the role of the warehouse is unclear. The service of warehouses has played a crucial role in this process. The role can be understood by the increase in warehouse space. From 5 million cubic feet in 2015, the total available space in Amazon warehouses has now more than doubled to 13.5 million cubic feet in India. (Knightfrank report).
Amazon’s warehouse is like the world of Matrix, where machines and humans work together with thousands of Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) robots called PEGASOS and KIVA to deliver goods to human operators. When you order an item online, your order is automatically queued for the fulfillment, then a wave is generated which will provide KIVA location of your item to be picked from the storage system. Once your order is picked and packed and sorted as per your destination pin code.
Did You Know:
80 percent of online shoppers want the same day delivery option(Source: Temando). That means this number will increase in the near years, and it will be a matter of time for a neck-to-neck rivalry in meeting the customer ‘s immediate demands.
Possible reasons why warehouses are not able to perform one-day delivery:
- Cost of automation is high
- Poor warehouse configuration and inventory
- Operational inefficiencies
- Inaccurate Product picking optimization
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