And finally…warehouse opens to process 200,000 orders each day with only four human workers (video)
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has constructed a warehouse distribution centre which can sort up to 16,000 packages per hour with 99.99% accuracy - and only has four employees.
The roughly 100,000 square foot facility handles as many as 200,000 orders each day but is run almost entirely autonomously, with human employees solely on site to tend to the robots.
JD Logistics CEO Zhenhui Wang said: “At the rate that e-commerce is growing in China and around the world, robotics and automation will be a necessary solution to meet that explosion in demand.”
He added: “We are investing in this advanced technology, and other automation throughout our supply chain, with an eye on the long-term.”