Will Supervisors be needed in the future?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by worthlessdriver, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. worthlessdriver

    worthlessdriver New Member

    With all the high tech surveillance on us. And all the computerized dispatching, will the centers need supervisors in the future? It seems like one guy at some remote location could do it all. If I was a low level sup. I would be very nervous.
    I know they would need someone with some authority there to make some decisions but will they need as many as they have now? I have always thought UPS was top heavy.
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    The center of the future will be 4 centers combined as one. A division manager will be in charge of 6 to 8 of these and the computer will take over for pas supervisors. Part time sups will run the preload and onroad sups will be dispatched to these centers from all over the district to do yearly and three day rides. The Oms will be guys named Vejay Sonjay in India and they will talk to the customers.
     
  3. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Are supervisors needed now?
     
  4. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    There will always be supervisors, but they'll be less of them. We were at 4 oncars, and now were down to 3. (8 months and counting)
     
  5. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Of course they are, otherwise who would constantly yell at me for being over 9.5 or having crappy numbers or missed pieces or whatever else.

    Gotta love my management team
     
  6. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    We havent needed on cars for at least a year now. The only thing these guys do is give PCM's, on areas, and 3 day rides. That is when they are not doing paperwork
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I agree with 407. center manager's are a dying breed. Monitors will replace on-cars for PCM's. India will answer all calls and send out all messages. Two pt'ers per building is all that is needed, if that. Dispatch will be done somewhere else, Syracuse for me. I see a re-organization coming.....
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Amusing thread, that's for sure.

    Good evidence why UPS invested all that money in technology to replace intelligence in workers.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I don't think this thread is about management ... Or at least the replies.
    I think the reason no management is replying to these posts is because they are childish and ignorant.
     
  10. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    the management or the posts? hehe
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You just proved his point.
     
  12. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    maybe you didnt understand the "hehe"..... goober..... laugh a little
     
  13. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    I agree.... now with all the technology management doesnt have to think at all.... ;)
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Check and mate.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That's whAt I said.
     
  16. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I think the rock you left is lonely.
     
  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Why is it hung up tie?

    Where is your rep?

    I'm confused
     
  18. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    hold on there a minute Mr blanket logic,, i think the op had a legit question,, on the operations level with telematics,, what purpose would a on road sup provide??
     
  19. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Hoax.... at least someone knew what I was doing ...lol
     
  20. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    When I started at UPS, there was one part time sup.......well, actually he was the clerk, but he was the one you went to for answers to questions. We had 55 drivers, and 2 delivery sups.

    Today, the same center, after splitting off two other centers, has 100 drivers, two center managers, 5 or 6 on road sups, a feeder manager, 12 OMS's, and at least 9 part time preload, and one full time preload sup. There are many other non hourly employees at the center, but not sure of their official title.

    And we wonder why we have to work harder to show the same profit?

    As for the original question, there will always be a need for management at UPS. Maybe not as many, but still a large number. Dealing with employee issues is one reason. But there will be less in active (physically active) in areas where they are now. Most will be dealing with employees from behind the computer screen.

    One last thought. Without all these sups that are going away, who will do the work on the belts we have been filing on?

    Just a thought.

    d