New scanners destroying preload productivity

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by barbara_stanwyck, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets New Member

    In attempt to reduce misloads in my center, we have implemented a god awful scanner process. Preloaders have to walk around with a belt and finger scanner, scanning every single package before putting them into the trucks. On top of taking upwards of 10 seconds for the scanners to capture the barcodes, it's now impossible for me (and everyone else on my belt) to work efficiently. I've been told that if we don't scan literally 100% of our packages, we will be written up. Has this happened at any of your centers?
  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    You get paid by the hour?

    Don't you!
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  3. KOG72

    KOG72 Well-Known Member

    If it helps my pre-loader to not put any misloads on my truck I'm all for it.
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  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    Yes. Repeat after

    If you refuse, you can/will be disciplined up to and including termination. They don't care about your feelings regarding their loading procedures.
  5. Yes I do.
  6. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    Who cares you get paid per hour not per box
  7. scooby0048

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    Just do what you're told and if that means that you don't get the trucks loaded by the time I get there, don't worry about it. My colleagues and I will load my our trucks for $50 an hour instead of having you do it right for $11 an hour.
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  8. onewithedd

    onewithedd Member

    If the preload is not wrapped and drivers take over do they have to continue to use the scanners?
  9. Dude, the scanners aren't that bad. We went live on them about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I'm sitting in a 3 car spot with ~900-1100 pieces (Tuesday/Thursday dependent) and literally have to have help two or so times an hour on one of the three cars since it's stacked out. I find it amusing every time the preload manager walks by that he can't say anything to me about stacking out due to the scanner delay. Just let it go, it's not the same as it used to be. Put the scanner on your non-writing hand, even if it's difficult to do it, and just write on every. single. package. When driver start time hits, give your belt back to the sup and go home. Stop stressing over what you can't control. Remember though, scan every package and throw it back in their face when they question productivity...but do it whilst having the biggest s* eating grin on your face. It drives them wild.
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  10. Keenj

    Keenj Active Member

    I could see if you have a preloader who sucks at their job and can't read the labels and put the package on the right car, but not everyone.
  11. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    It's not just to cut down on misloads. it enhances customer visibility by using the scan as an out for delivery message.
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Wait a few weeks, they'll have sups doing all the scanning, producing a false positive. Then when the music stops, whatever preload manager is in charged will be blamed for falsifying reports, and disciplined.
  13. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    That would work, except the loader has to be "in the zone" of the package car when scanning. You can't just stand at the head of the belt and scan every car.
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    At this point good. Loads have been getting worse and worse. Maybe this will slow people down to load the damn truck properly.
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  15. Only if they give the drivers their own scanners they aren't supposed to be doing work under another's id linked to their scanner.
  16. dudebro

    dudebro Active Member

    Drivers can use the scanners. It's trivial to log the preloader out, and log the driver in under his/her own GEMS ID on the same scanner and not violate any policy. Takes 10 seconds.
  17. Article 12 paragraph 4

    Employees will not be responsible for any work performed by another employee using any electronic device under their name.
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  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am bitter because I have a horrible loader. Day in and day out he gives his cars misloads and crappy loads. I tried talking to him but he just doesn't care. Drives me nuts when I need to get off at a decent time (7pm) for something.
  20. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We went on the new scanning system a couple of weeks ago and I haven't had any missorts on my car. I'm disappointed, my supervisor used to come out and see me to get them........not anymore. I do have missing packages still. Now the company knows exactly what is on each car if the scanning is done correctly, so you drivers that are hiding missorts need to think about that if you have a target on your back.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016