Can i get a quick explanation of Orion

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by matty_lawn, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    I hear it mentioned often. Im not a driver but am wondering what its all about
  2. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    EDD on crack.

    Something you should understand.
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    image.png Here's pic
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Picture driving around in circles bypassing stops all day long, all while making a ton of extra money
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  6. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    It is a POS computer program UPS created that is supposed to put the deliveries in the most efficient order according to the mileage you have to drive. The problem is it doesn't account for things like business closures, traffic (like school gets out at 3, kids everywhere!) and reality in general. Lets say you have a next day air to deliver in the morning.

    ORion will want you to deliver all the ground stops nearby in between air stops, it is just not realistic you will end up with late air or you will end up in the middle of you business's at 12-1 when many are at lunch so you end up wasting more time. Not only that but the ORION order for delivery is not how the preloader loads the truck, so it has you digging all over the truck to find stops. As for projected mileage, drivers are some how able to beat it by 20 or 30 miles.

    Super dumb system but UPS must make it work or the stock will take a massive hit. UPS wants to sell ORION program to other companies in the future too so they need to make it seem like they didn't waste millions on a broken computer program.
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  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Good description ... Weak opinions :1eye:
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    91.4% yesterday.
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Probably get called into the office tomorrow.

    You're slipping.
  10. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Probably because you made had a sup make a bunch of changes to the order, so really it's not orion order it is a customized order. Why couldn't ORION figure out that last 8%??
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It did but I didn't agree with that part of the solution so I optimized it.
  12. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    So ORION didn't put it in the best order
  13. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    I only understand ED (erectile dysfunction)
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Just focus on getting the correct packages in the PCs.
  15. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Yes sir. Could i get you anything else?
  16. ibleedbrown

    ibleedbrown Active Member

    its all about saving gas money, miles and wear and tear on vehicles, to hell with wear and tear on the employees.
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    It's ma'am....and No thanks....I'm just a lowly PTer like yourself. :rofl:
  18. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Well that explains it. Carry on :)
  19. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    Please explain this???

  20. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    Orion is a great game to play.... if you want to get your work done, shut it off...