Automated Hubs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSJUNKIE, Oct 27, 2015.


    UPSJUNKIE New Member

    On the earnings call this morning, did anyone else hear the comment about automating hubs? Specifically, they said that all "Tier 1 Hubs" would be automated within 5 years. Does that mean just sorting, like at CACH? Or does it include the load and unload? Just curious. This comment received absolutely no attention from the financial analysts on the call. The furthest they look ahead is the next quarter.
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Financial analyst at UPS only worry about making money, not spending. #orion
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Take a moment and consider that.

    Ok. How is that going to work? An army of C3PO's?
  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    C3PO was a wise a**. The e-mails we've gotten has us getting the C4PO. It's like the C3PO, but we paid extra to not have them talk.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Damn shame R2D2 doesn't have arms.

    But then, who could put up with that squeaky voice for the whole shift?
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    He had a mouth on him too. At least it's all beeps though.

    I like storm troopers better. All the same. Do what they're told, bow down to the empire. They work with my ego much better.
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  7. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    True, but all bets are off if they turn on you.
  8. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

  9. standtall

    standtall You can't hurt my feelings, I left them at home.

    What a bunch of nerds!!!
  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I'm not sure, but I think it takes a while before you become fully assimilated.

  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I already took the indoctrination. It was dark man. Dark...
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  14. Scottyhawk

    Scottyhawk What is it? A brown box. Duh

  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Some of the workforce does resemble Chewbacca. Is that sexist to talk about some of our gals like that?

  16. MoarTape

    MoarTape Active Member

    What exactly is a tier 1 hub?
  17. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

  18. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Its not exactly 1200 peices per hour, but you part timers will pay for demanding $10.50/hr.!

  19. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Homeboy better get a hell of a lot faster and have the ability to lift packages Sasquatch would grunt at.
  20. Brownslave688

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

    Got a long way to go. Because of how time sensitive our network is not only will a robot have to do the task but do it in a timely manner.