Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our diad?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 728ups, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Today was a day of firsts..... In our PCM we were told that volume was WAYY higher than anticipated,and that we 'probably would not be able to make service on all packages" ( in 28 years i have NEVER heard that!) we had a 9 am start time and were instructed to be back in the building NO later than 1030. when i got in at 1030, i got an OMS message to sheet missed in the center board,and NOT our assigned diad. nearly every driver in the center brought packaages, i have never seen so many missed pieces!
    I worked as directed,and scanned each package with the Center Diad III board. It was set to the center address,and each package was scanned. all of the drivers arriving in after me did the same and when i punched out i confirmed that did not want to complete EDD work.
    I have NEVER done this before,what could be the reason?
     
  2. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    Rumor has it amazon forecasted 30% below what we're getting from them this peak.
    I think its an excuse to use less resources for us drivers. If IE underestimated peak volume by 10% then Amazon by 30%
    well u save alotta money then dontya?
     
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    After 28yrs, you should know the reason.
    Those pkg's will not show up as missed, on the reports to district.
    There are many ways to disguise the truth
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    Top corporate wants to see the results it demands.
    I have seen a many a good management person fired for trying to meet those demands.
     
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    That's logistics. We love logistics
     
  5. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    400 stops, gotta fly but my helpers all high ... that's logistics
     
  6. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    400 stops, get er done, but be sure not to run, 400 stops, use that handrail or it might be your tail...that's logistics
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    Use the hand rail on your way out of the truck, as you head(working as directed) to the center board to mislead a customer about the logistics of his package. Gotta love UPS!

    ​Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!
     
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    I used my DIAD for my missed last night.
     
  9. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    We don't have a "center diad" (that I'm aware of), but this week we have been instructed to sheet all our missed pieces as one stop using the building address. I only brought back about 30 last night, we had guys who brought back over 100. Our start time is 0900 and we have all been instructed to be in and off the clock by 2130. There is a sign up list for Saturday but so far no one has signed it and I think they are worried that we will all be out of hours by then.
     
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    The 'center board' is the one the OMS uses in the morning to release packages, and the one the clerks at the counter use at night. The 'center board' can be created using any Diad. It is set up with the building address, and is listed under a non-driver id and code(if I remember correctly).
     
  11. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    We all know why, and we've seen plenty of managers go to "greener pastures" (as we were told once after one was fired).
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    No idea why but this seems to be a specific set of instructions from several disparate locations.
    Could be for roll-up reporting purposes.
    I'm assuming these are all Ground packages which do not have a guarantee this time of year.

    How about groomed reports? :wink:

    They may want these Missed Pieces to be accounted for in the Planned Stops and Pieces projected for the center.
    This may be a way to account for these and not treat them like normal Missed packages.

    I'm a "glass half full" type person but I don't know why they are doing this all over the country anymore than anyone else on here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  13. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain part-time bossman

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    it doesn't really matter what board you use to sheet them up, they're still ending up on "The Reports"

    the idea behind using a single DIAD and the center's address is to get a good idea of how bad of a day the center really had, and also to more quickly make plans for the next day

    Edit:
    not EVERY instruction you receive has a maligned purpose :wink2:
     
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    Agreed. Tonight when you have to do this, write one of the tracking numbers down. Track it yourself and see what it says. (And post the result!)
     
  15. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    maybe you should let the consignee of said package (addressee), know that this example of deception exists......glad I'm retired, don't have to deal w/ the lies and faulty planning and inept management
     
  16. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    maybe one of those pkgs. was really a needed item........a prescription perhaps.....that might require refrigeration....JUST WONDERING
     
  17. hdkappler

    hdkappler Member

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  18. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    whats a center board,/?
     
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    There ArE tHaT inStAnce when you WALK into teh building and sea that 3 DiADS are onTHE deSk. ItIS the oNe in the MiDDle.
     
  20. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Re: Why were we instructed to sheet missed packages in the Center Board and not our d

    thank you for the explanation,appreciated