2013 Customer Service hall of Fame No. 4: UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Returntosender, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    2013 Customer Service hall of Fame - MSN Money
    'Excellent' rating: 41.3%
    UPS (UPS) routes 16.3 million packages a day. On its busiest day last year, Dec. 20, it delivered 28 million.
    'Customer experience' isn't seen as a separate unit or department, says the company. It is the rubric under which all other decisions are made, and have been since the company's first deliveries by foot and bicycle in Seattle in 1907.
    "In other companies, these groups are typically under separate senior management," said Larry Darrow, the president of UPS global business services. At UPS, all proposals funnel up to what it calls 'customer experience,' and if an idea is bad for customers, it can be killed point-blank.
    UPS uses union workers and does not hire contract drivers. "We have to enable our employees to be successful, so they can deliver success to our customers," Darrow said. "We have to treat our employees like they're our customers."
    UPS posted revenue of $54.13 billion in 2012.
     
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    How many lies are there in that statement?
     
  4. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    I feel all warm and fuzzy now. I guess I was wrong about customer service lol
     
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The fact that we deliver over 16 million packages per day nationwide is pretty amazing when you stop and reflect on it for a moment, and both management and hourly deserve credit for all the planning, logistics and hard work that make such a feat possible.

    However...the idea that, "...if an idea is bad for our customers it can be killed point-blank" and...."we have to enable our employees to be successful so that they can deliver success to our customers" is a flat out lie. At UPS, operational decisions are based on wishful thinking and a fear-based pursuit of arbitrary metrics rather than any realistic assessment of the needs of the customers. In other words; in the AM we eliminate routes based upon a desire to generate the demanded SPC metric and look good on the report, and then in the PM we scramble around in desperation trying to find a way to stave off the service failures that we have intentionally set ourselves up for. The results might look good on a report but its not the ideal way to run a service business.
     
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Whoever wrote that artical should apply for a job as joke writer on Letterman or Leno.
     
  7. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    Those are some good words, man.
     
  8. rudy5150

    rudy5150 New Member

    "We have to enable our employees to be successful, so they can deliver success to our customers," Darrow said. "We have to treat our employees like they're our customers."

    HAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA:tiesmiley::upssmiley:
     
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Was that dude drinking when he made this statement.
     
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Everything sober types sounds like poetry or a parable to me. He has a beautiful mind.
     
  11. nicky

    nicky Active Member

    And after this interview Larry Darrow returned to his off where he slaughtered 5 trees to run the countless number of reports in order to catch a driver who spent 17 extra seconds at his 149th stop, the audacity!
     
  12. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member


    Its like poetry in motion. Name that tune. Will get you some pos kharma.


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  13. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Actually, I would say that UPS does treat the employees like the customers...they really don't give a shat about either.
     
  14. Signature Only

    Signature Only Blue in Brown

    OK, that's it
    I'm leaving now...I quit
    I was unwise, so don't you apologize
    I paid the price, for taking your advice
    I felt it all.....
    ​Just like a cannonball
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Style is based on repetition and limitation.

    ​I think I have listened to Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb a thousand times."
     
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    No the guy is a good writer. If the international would get with the times and get a real web site for teamsters to get information like this one they should employ a guy like sober to be on it. He's that good.
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I don't know which would be worse. This guy purposely lying or actually believing what he is saying.
     
  18. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Well, I've been with UPS for a little over 26 years, so by my math that would be something like six thousand three hundred PCM's I have stood there and listened to. And that number doesnt even begin to include the number of disciplinary and operational meetings I have been a participant in over that period of time.

    Style? Repetition? Limitation? When it comes to the art of dispensing pure, unadulterated BS in a skillful and believable manner, I have spent 26 years learning from the best. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Most of this stuff writes itself, all I gotta do is type.
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    So, how many times have you listened to "Working Man"?

    Rush - Working Man - YouTube
     
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Employee satisfaction hall of shame