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metamourge800327dAFAIK Amazon warehouses use chaotic warehousing.
Everything gets put into whichever space is free.
There is no actual layout to separate different departments.
IntrusionCM97527dHm, Amazon itself utilises chaotic storage.
A product is registered by it's dimensions.
A fitting shelf is assigned. As such, chaotic. There is no "logic"…
It doesn't matter what the product is... The shelves are not categorized.
Where it fits, it sits. :)
The packaging is a rather delicate matter.
1) dimensions and weight
2) parcel service (UPS/DPAG/..., where most of the parcel services have specific requirements. That's the primary reason amazon became a parcel service.)
3) available package size (cannot remember definitely, but I'm pretty sure that they divide the packaging process by size - as such, not every picker might have the same package sizes available. Packaging of larger products requires more time.)
4) law requirements
Eg. you'll need for haz mats like batteries specific packaging like blister packs, or a specific size as otherwise you cannot fit the ton of necessary warning notices....
That's a rather incomplete and not fully accurate list of things... But it should give an idea of how complex it is.
c3r38r17047527dAwesome, sounds fun.
IntrusionCM97526dHm, most meal moths larvae can eat through plastic.
Nature adapted to food safe packaging... XD
stonestorm26626dIt will b
Most likely be handled in an order-to-order basis for the most part.
Most warehousing systems work that way, they get a list of materials that represent an order, though they don't need to see the order, just the list and courier details.