Amazon Automated Belts On 60 Minutes...UPS Must Be Next

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by anonymous6, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    unbelievable. wonder why UPS hasn't incorporated computerized picking by now.
  2. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Next they'll have robots driving the package cars. By the way, have you seen Sarah Conner around? I need to speak with her.
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    From the stories I have seen about Worldport, it is already highly automated. For the rest of the hubs it is cheaper to pay a human robot $8.50 an hour and no benefits to do the same job.
  4. fiddledee

    fiddledee Member

    They have the technology in the new buildings
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Why not have a customer buy something online which then the retailer sends a file to their 3D printer to print their product. Delivery time, 30 seconds.
  6. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Delivery of the program of the item they want 30 seconds. Actual finished product from current 3D printers hours to complete.
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Still in their infancy. Will need some more breakthroughs for the home market. May start off more as the convenience store strategy. Buy anything you want just a couple blocks away without going to the megamall.
  8. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  9. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    All of the belts at CACH are automated. The only time people touch a package is when it's unloaded (general packages and toted smalls go up to the primary/ bulk goes down to handlers that place them on a bulk belt), a very people handle a random piece here and there just up from the trailers. From there it's all handled by scanners to track packages and direct them to the correct outbound. In each out bound a central package belt automatically scans and diverts packages down into the corresponding outgoing trailer. Bulk arrives on a lower belt and is carted out into the outbound.
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  11. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    One thing comes to mind. And thats amazons obvious approach to taking the delivery into their own hands. Which they certainly have the resources to do so, oh do they ever. In the future, amazon just might take us fully out of the equation.

  12. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    I didn't know that. thanks.
  13. Rico

    Rico Active Member

    I'm pretty sure Amazon hasn't turned a profit since 2010.
  14. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Are you serious? Or just drunk? 90% of the crap I touch is from amazon. I'm sure its true for a lot of us here at UPS.
  15. Rico

    Rico Active Member

    Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money
    That glowing new bestseller, that Friday stock bump, that rosy Christmas outlook—they can’t hide that after 20 years, the company still hasn’t managed to turn a profit. Daniel Gross on whether it ever will. and Jeff Bezos, its founder and chief executive officer, are having a moment. They are the subject of a new, admiring bestselling book, The Everything Store, by Brad Stone. Bezos just plunked down $250 million to buy The Washington Post.The buoyant stock, up 64 percent in the past year, got a nice jolt on Friday as investors were enthused about its third-quarter results: revenues were up 24 percent from a year ago, and Amazon issued a positive forecast for the Christmas season. The company is killing it in books and retailing goods, has a rapidly growing cloud storage and computing business, and is getting into original content and devices. It sports an impressive market capitalization of about $166 billion.
    And yet.
    The company, first founded in 1994, still doesn’t make any money. In the third quarter, it reported a $41 million net loss.
  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    My guess, ORLY, is that Rico is serious and sober.
  17. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Rico is right----they have not turned a profit since 2010; however, that hasn't stopped them on Wall St (or Main St).
  19. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    If I remember correctly, our hub was the first automated building, and it was the prototype for CACH.
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Well they went with the original idea and then had to totally redo it so it must not have been a good prototype. :)