ORION 1.1 - New upgrade

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by JL 0513, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    My center got the update a couple of weeks ago. ODO now lines up P/U's on the EDD screen in the order to be completed mixed in with delivery stops. I used to see this once in a while on EDD views where a P/U would be on the delivery list but now all P/U's are on the list so that you now know when the P/U breaks are supposed to occur without having to guess or figure out what Orion's plan was.

    This was one of the biggest holes in ORION as drivers couldn't see what the intended plan was for breaking off for P/U's. This is particularly helpful if you have a route with like 15+ p/u's and ORION weaves in delivery stops along the P/U path.

    This won't make drivers love Orion but it will make them hate it a little less. Have you guys gotten it yet?
     
  2. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    We got it last week I think. Its stupid, I still turn orion off
     
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  3. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Keep drinkin the kool aid.............
     
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  4. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    It's still an improvement though. Orion has a long way to go but this is a welcome upgrade.
     
  5. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Don't mistake this thread as praising ORION. Just pointing out the change.
     
  6. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    All it does is put pick ups in the same screen instead of having to hit escape 1... Its hardly an improvement. Plus with the time allowance for most pick up routes, there is no time to do stops in between. Its useless
     
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  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    What's going to happen someday when your DIAD/ORION/the whole freaking PAS/EDD system goes down and you actually have to figure out how to run your route?



    On paper.
     
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  8. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    First thing I do every morning is switch to RDO. For a year and half nothing has been said to me. Either management here is reasonable or they just don't care lol.
     
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  9. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    No, you're over simplifying it. The key is that the P/U's are listed after each planned delivery stop. The problem a lot of drivers were having is that they were making unplanned breaks which made Orion make no sense to them and inflating miles. This takes the guess work out of it.
     
  10. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    We will be instructed to sheet all missed stops as EC.
     
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  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    LOL. We occasionally get an ODS message telling us to meet a pickup compliance metric and now we have our pickups in ORION way to early. Including "smart pickups". I tell ya the only reason I turn ORION on anymore is for entertainment purposes. Then I shut it off before I leave the building.

    On the rare occasion that happens (after a bad storm) I actually like it. Especially when they are still able to print the SPAs. We've only had to use paper once since PAS/EDD was implemented.
     
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  12. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    The "upgrade" is terrible. It has late pick ups being "done " between 2-3 pm and such.
     
  13. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    As long as you beat the miles...

    I often don't follow it either but mainly when I know I will match or beat the miles. If you you run it 50% and go way over on miles then you don't look too bright.
     
  14. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Sounds like the dispatch Sup needs to do a little reworking.
     
  15. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    What is this "paper" thing you speak of?
     
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    the new "update" put my 30 pickups all out of order....
    poor cover guy, hope he can figure it out
     
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    How my pickups should be.....
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    How Orion thinks my pickups should be.....
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Beating the miles and running 90% ORION trace but having service failures as a result REALLY doesnt make me look bright either.
     
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  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What flavor?
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    The goal is to make as many pick ups as possible while in the area delivering.


    Going to piss a lot of customer off.
     
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