Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by chargerlou, May 15, 2013.

  1. chargerlou

    chargerlou Member

    Today we were told dra would not be used we all went back to are old routes of course due the 100's of service failures.
  2. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Serves the management right. Thanks for telling us that.
  3. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    We are told to use it, unless it doesnt work, or you will have service failures, then you still have a brain..?.. Dra doesnt seem to realize that some streets are 6 lanes with a median and you cant jump back and forth from odd to even. Ridiculous. It also doesnt recognize water..canals, lakes etc.
  4. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    ..oh, someone mentioned to a customer the reason they were getting their pkgs late was because of DRA. It got back to Mgmnt and was met with harsh criticism in the am meeting.
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    HEE HEEEEEE!....how I love it when their ill-conceived and idiotic schemes to do things dumber and cheaper blow up in their stupid faces. Let's hear more of these little tidbits please!
  6. Guapo

    Guapo New Member

    How about making Wal Mart the last stop for the day -and they will not take any del after 2:surprised:
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Exactly. This is like the bank robber who has the bright orange dye explode all over them when they open the bag of money they just stole. Can't you just see MT3 up there all dripping with neon orange, telling us that DRA is an "unqualified success"?
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    OK, use it, but don't use it when it doesn't work? What kind of ridiculous logic is that? I suggest we ALL keep using it exactly as designed and watch the sideshow crash, burn, and then explode into a nuclear mushroom cloud. Bahahahahahaha!!! DRA,The gift that keeps right on giving.
  9. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    This is an epic failure and downright hilarious.
    I know R1a says this is what will make experiences courriers obsolete, and I agree, but it is going to be worth it just laughing at them until it happens.
    DRA may actually destroy express first.
  10. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    The "self-destruct" button has already been pushed.
  11. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    ...and make sure you reattempt it say, 2 minutes later.
  12. DontThrowPackages

    DontThrowPackages Well-Known Member

    So DRA doesn't understand the driver delivers one side of the street at a time? This is fine in sleepy neighborhoods but on a busy highways its impossible and suicidal.
  13. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    i had that happen on a Saturday w/ our VRP program... went straight to the front customer service rep & say, "would you like to sign for this parcel now or will you guys wait until Tuesday?"
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have been told point blank not to bring any packages to the customer service counter.
  15. Maui

    Maui Member

    R1A is very correct. There are a myriad of problems, but the biggest hurdle is getting DRA right with all the different commit times.

    Some of the other problems, like canals, water, snaking on both sides of main roads are OSS problems. Those should have been corrected before DRA even launched at a STA. They are supposed to model from past stop data and make adjustments. They should have also reviewed with the Ops Manager and SM to provide feedback that the routing would need to be tweaked.

    The OSS is also responsible for stop profiles to make sure things like Wal-Mart as last stop do not happen. A decent OSS is extremely important for DRA. In the abscence of that you need a management team that will hold OSS accountable.
  16. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Most OSS people I have met don't know their ass from :censored2: in the ground. That gives me supreme confidence that DRA, at least for the time being, will be an abject failure. It will take them a long time to "get it right". Just like ROADS, which was never corrected fully and has always been something of a joke. Even if they DO figure it out, the housewife from Thousand Oaks or the guy who just came over from Vietnam they have running the route, will still eff it up somehow. Perhaps their level of performance will be "acceptable" to the Memphoid bean-counters, but I doubt it, because they will expect them to be just as productive as an experienced and competent courier, and most will leave before they master the learning curve. That is inefficient, and in the long run...costly. Fred may save money, but it isn't going to be the $1.7B he has been blowing up Wall Street's ass.
  17. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    There are some very smart OSS. There are just as many who are complete idiots. Probably why DRA has had some success in one area and failed in another.
  18. newgirl

    newgirl Member

    ​Our OSS person was displaced.
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I have heard that engineers are now being required to have a 4-year degree in a field actually related to what they are doing. If your OSS person is gone, who is administering DRA at your station?
  20. newgirl

    newgirl Member

    OSS is here til the end of the month (fiscal year)