Is your volume down?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by rampman, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. rampman

    rampman New Member

    just curious what kind of numbers facilities out there are doing. In Philly were down to around 10-12 planes a night under 80K
     
  2. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Yes it was, but your post reminded me to turn it back up so I hear much better now! Thanks! :)
     
  3. splozi

    splozi Guest

    As a preloader, at my center, I must say volume has been up for July/August, compared to Jan-Jun.
     
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We were heavy last week since its back to school time. Normally we are light with route cutting on Monday, heavy during the middle of the week, and a little bit light on Fridays.
     
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I just went to the Doctor last week and had 2 alien eggs pulled out of my ears. I have been able to turn the volume down on all my music appliances.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Did you then scramble them for breakfast?
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Lots of butter, with salt and pepper. Sourdough toast and Yum!
     
  8. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    According to actual numbers or what management says?
    Taken from United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B UPS Q2 2012 Earnings Call Transcript

    Kurt Kuehn - CFO: Well, thanks Scott and good morning. The second quarter results released this morning, which produced earnings per share growth of 7.5%, are solid considering the change of pace in the global economic environment that Scott alluded to earlier. On a consolidated basisUPS daily volume improved 2.7% and operating profit was up 4.6% with 40 basis points of margin expansion, this points to the flexibility of our product portfolio and the efficiency of the UPSnetwork.

    UPS experienced gains in Next Day Air letters again this quarter, reversing a long trend of declines. Ground package volume was up 3% over half of this growth was attributable to a 25% increase on lightweight products. Revenue improved a little over 4%, as expected, average revenue per package was up less than 1%. Yields across all products benefited from base pricing, but were offset by faster growth from large customers and changes in product mix. We continue to see rapid growth in lightweight and saver products both of which have lower yields.
    Although they do have lower yields this volume continues to contribute to our productivity gains. Average daily volume was 3.5% higher, while miles driven and direct labor hours were up only about 1% and block hours actually declined. Savings in direct pay roll costs were not enough however to overcome growth and benefit expense. Healthcare jumped over 7%, while pension related expenses were up more than 10%. Overall, a good quarter in the U.S. Domestic aided somewhat by the fuel surcharge lag.
     
  9. Loufan

    Loufan New Member

    Yes and No. Last summer our sort was getting so much volume they decided to split up our sort. I guess they were sick of us getting 9+ hour Mondays and OT on Tuesday and Wednesday. So my shift is getting less volume now but the building in general has seen a big increase in volume. I'm still getting OT though on Monday and Tuesday just not as much.
     
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member


    What are "block hours"...

    Is lightweight products code for basic packages??
     
  11. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Great job everybody...thanks for working efficiently and safe....just thought I'd throw that out there since you won't hear it officially from anyone within the mgt ranks of the company
     
  12. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Of course volume is down, our mgmt says it every quarter. They would never lie, right !!!
     
  13. anonymous4

    anonymous4 Active Member

    Volume is down, we should forgo raises in the next contract and concede some of our current pay. It is important for us to do this so UPS remains profitable while not allowing FedEX to gobble up even more of our volume.
     
  14. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    MGT"you need to work faster" ME" I'm Saftey by Choice, smile then look for a package test for shifting contents, grab opposite corners,lift with steady motion, move my feet and place the package on the correct belt. "
     
  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    No but my zipper is.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Romperroom
     
  17. rampman

    rampman New Member

    im hearing there will be a lot of cuts and closings in 2013
     
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Haven't you learned by now? Volume is ALWAYS down.
     
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    In other words: "Volume is down. Cut costs, get sales leads".
     
  20. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    UPS is already greasing the wheels for contract negotiations !!!!!