Lenexa, KS (On Topic)

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1000RR, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    I have heard that they are modernizing the Lenexa hub. What will this consist of and what should we expect after it is done? Right now I work in a hub that is planning on being modernized in a few years and am just wondering what to expect. Thanks
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt I've got a rainbow butt! Staff Member

    The plan is to replace all employees with robots. :1eye:

    JK ... usually it is to increase productivity and probably more ergonomic at the same time.
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Expect things to be newer.
     
  4. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Should smell nice. New things smell good
     
  5. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    high speed belts are very loud.
     
  6. 1000RR

    1000RR Member

    Have heard the end result is only loaders and unloaders as positions.
     
  7. Northbaypkg

    Northbaypkg 20 NDA stops daily

    Our hub was modernized in 2014. If you have a primary sort aisle and secondary sort like we did, both those will be gone. I was a primary sorter for 12 years, luckily I became a driver two years before the modernization. All pickoff and low volume pickoff positions will be gone. Small sort, same deal. Debagging is still the same and they have a group of folks who place the smalls on the belt to be sorted. Sorting and bagging is done automatically, they only need folks to zip up the full bags and slap a label on it. There will be a ton more irregular positions, since with the new system a lot of packages are now considered irregs that weren't before. They have a new position called a tender, and there's a lot of those. They pretty much just watch the flow, break any jams, and remove any open packages or packages not supposed to be on the belt. There's a DA section. Folks in the tender and DA areas usually have more seniority since those are easy jobs. Loading is a lot easier since you so t have to scan or read the labels. That's about all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
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  8. Daf

    Daf Member

    Maybe Lenexa should worry about taping up their open boxes.....
     
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  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Doesn't the company usually mess up modernization? I would expect that
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Its from lack of experience. They don't modernize too often.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Not new loaders.
     
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  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt I've got a rainbow butt! Staff Member

    Hey, UPS change their logo back in 2003.
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    It is always the little things like with Orion, they failed to get input from the drivers on the little things like crossing traffic and bulk stops.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The Orion team was very receptive to our input.
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Did they use it?
     
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  16. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Because all of that stuff is supposed to be done by the center team.
     
  17. JackOfClubs

    JackOfClubs PT Bureaucrat

    I'm a PT Sup in Lenexa. Yes, we're pretty much doubling the size of our building and adding a ton of automation, completely doing away with our sort aisle and pickoffs. They will not, however, be downsized.

    We're also building a smaller facility south of us in Gardner, KS.
     
  18. gopack

    gopack New Member

    Does that have anything to do with the Amazon buildings in Gardner?