Colors, numbers and the greening of UPS

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by ROBO MOD, Feb 24, 2007.


    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    Colors, numbers and the greening of UPS - Reuters

    "This is so easy, my kids could do it," said the 42-year-old supervisor at United Parcel Service Inc.'s sorting facility serving downtown Chicago.
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    PAS in Color? I wonder if it works better than PAS in Black and White........:rolleyes:
  3. caretaker

    caretaker New Member

    is pas in all the ups buildings as of Jan 1
  4. caretaker

    caretaker New Member

    what does pas stand for
  5. mrbill

    mrbill Member


    we have heard it before when this all started:tongue_sm
  6. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    I don't think there's any better way to boost the morale of your employees, than to say this:
    "This is so easy, my kids could do it,"
    ...let alone how this truly reflects the mentality of some ops managers in this organzation.

    it's still here, ups is bragging about it, shareholders are happy, so obviously something is going right, even though some forum member is telling horror stories about how ups will cease operations in 5 years because his package car in Mobile, AL has 5 mis-sorts a day.
  7. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    My building does not have it, and may never get it..
  8. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    i'm assuming you're in nyc, and i'd assume it would be rolled out first to a nyc center, pft seems to work in the downtown cores where drivers only go into <10 buildings. from what i hear, the issues are on the suburban routes, or medium density but high traffic areas.
  9. Dand_E_Don

    Dand_E_Don New Member

    PAS is the Pre-load Assist System. I understand that it's intended to streamline the loading of the package cars.
  10. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    How does PAS differ from just looking at the address and placing the pkg in the truck??
  11. Dand_E_Don

    Dand_E_Don New Member

    It supposed to do the thinking for the person loading the package car, and theoretically reduce mistakes.

    So far, from what I've read, it's reducing the time required to do the loading/sorting by about an hour in some cases.

    It works by using "smart labels" which tell the loader which shelf and where on the shelf to load a particular package.