IE training film---how to run a preload

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    An official IE training film for how to run a preload at maximum efficiency!

  2. BleedBrown

    BleedBrown New Member

    They should show this video when training for SPA position.
  3. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Classical humor.

    But yet enough truth to really be sad.

    We have three distribution belts in the center. Flow is pretty much equal till about 7:30. Then the center belt gets hammered. This happens every day. They can plan on it, document it, watch it, and if they want to, hold it. But they do nothing about it. They come down so hard and fast that they are at least three high, without any empty space on the belt.

    Makes a mess that takes quite a while to clean up.

    Also, remember it is IE that gets the loads to the centers early enough to allow for the drivers to leave in a timely manner. After all, they regulate the hubs for maximum profit as well.

    Its a never ending cycle that while saving a demonstrated amount, has cost us immeasurably.

  4. things2auction

    things2auction New Member

    That video looks just like our pre-load (yes some of our preloaders try to eat the boxes too).

    Our center production numbers for the unload are ridiculous and completely screw the loaders. We had one of the head warehouse planning guys come down to our center and he couldn't figure out how we could possible hit our production goals with the layout and equipment in our center.

    The current system of doing things is silly though. We slam out all our trailers at a ridiculous speed that makes in next to impossible for any loader to keep up without stacking, then when we're done with volume we go down and spend the next 30-45 minutes helping the load line wrap up their trucks.

    If we went at a more manageable speed we could;

    1: Cut the amount of extra time wasted wrapping up the trucks

    2: Reduce the number of daily misloads

    3: Improve load quality, reducing the time drivers spend looking for packages

    4: Improve safety by getting rid of the giant stacks outside of the trucks (egress anyone?)

    Its just frustrating to see the company try to save money in once place or make one set of number look good, just to waste more in other places because of it.
  5. Hubrat98

    Hubrat98 New Member

    It doesn't just happen on the preload it happens on other sorts too. The unload is staffed for 125K and the outbounds for 105k. The unloaders are responsible for staying safe, pumping out the flow, and proper handling :funny:. At the same time the loaders are getting hammered, chutes back up, belts go off, jams start happening, and the cost from the amount of damages caused HAVE to outweigh the cost savings of running a sort with those extra unloaders. The understaffed outbounds are also responsible for the majority of the "quality" numbers (missorts, scanning, load quality etc..) but they have almost no realistic chance to be successful without cutting corners and working unsafely (belt surfing and such).
  6. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    That actually happened today in my center. Preloaders were sent home while half the drivers were at PCM. The other half the drivers who were pulling their own packages don't know all the other routes let too many pkgs go by to the end of hte building. Drivers were leaving the building that didn't know that no one pulled their packages for them while they were at pcm. Gotta love UPS.
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Look on the bright side...the preload got those guys off the clock, they made their numbers, and looked good on paper for IE. Someone might even get a promotion for their fine work!
  8. tardus

    tardus New Member

    Oh my gosh ... that is so funny! That is so perfect!
  9. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    This really does remind me of my days on the preload. The only difference is that most of the packages going by did not fit in my mouth. And the ones that did, did not taste that great.
  10. alexfo7o

    alexfo7o New Member

    Hahahahaha lol! that is great! that is how the SPA looks!
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Even Tieguy has to admit this is not too far from the truth some days.