On Thursday our A Level Economics and Business students visited the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Doncaster. Work has only recently been completed on the £100 million facility which covers an area equivalent to 14 football pitches.
Students were able to see how the factory deals with the thousands of goods which arrive and leave the facility each day. Questions including How goods can be stacked so high, how an item ordered today can be with you tomorrow, why so much packaging might be used for sometimes very small goods and many others were addressed by our tour guides.
The visit finished with a bit of fun as students had the chance to stand in an Amazon PUP (order picking truck) and wear an Amazon packaging box on their heads!