Amazon’s Just Walk Out

Amazon is expanding its Just Walk Out technology into Amazon Fresh stores, including one in the Chicago area, and to the Houston Astros’ Stadium.

For several years, Amazon has used its Just Walk Out technology to let customers pay with their hands in Amazon One stores, as shared  in a previous OM in the News post. The technology allows a customer to scan in as they enter the store using one of three methods—their hand, a QR code […]

Reduce Queuing Time with Biometrics

Biometrics will now fast-track some of Delta’s frequent flyers through their international flight experience.

The technology, being tested through June 2022, in the Atlanta, Georgia airport, will use facial recognition for baggage checks, check-in and ticketing functions, TSA security points, and passenger boarding.

Passengers stand in front of a machine which scans their face and compares it to their stored passport photo.  Over one quarter of Delta’s Atlanta-based flyers qualify for this program, though they can still opt out if they wish.


Pop-Up Container Yards Add Storage Capacity For Port of Savannah

Pop-up container yards have reduced congestion at the Port of Savannah, in Georgia.

The pop-up container yard concept, combined with working 24 hours a day, helped reduce the number of cargo vessels waiting to be unloaded from 31 to 6 in late 2021.

Set up in idle rail yards, pop-up container yards are stocked ‘five by five’, five containers high by five wide. These mini-yards help get cargo off ships, away from the dock, and allow more ships to be unloaded.


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Disney Genie: The Next Gen in Managing Lines?

Fast Pass and Max Pass are things of the past. Disney World has rolled out its new queueing programs, Disney Genie, Disney Genie Plus, and individual fees for very popular individual attractions.

Disney Genie is a free program that anyone can access on a phone app to plan customized itineraries and see wait times in real time once guests are in the park.

With Disney Genie Plus, guests pay $15/day at Disney World to access “Lighting Lanes” in some ways that are […]

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