New Loader Scanners for P/T'ers?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BrownEvo, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. BrownEvo

    BrownEvo New Member

    Did the new motorola scanners for outbound trailer loaders ever get deployed?
  2. Zigs88

    Zigs88 New Member

    they are going live in my building next monday
  3. UPSBluRdg03

    UPSBluRdg03 New Member

    Are these the smart scanners weve been hearing about for years? Would finally put an end to the majority of missorts on the outbound.
  4. p228

    p228 Member

    The 'smart scanners' actually just use different software, the hardware is the same. Export uses them but not the domestic loads. No idea why.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    I'm surprised they haven't figured out a way to make the preloaders scan every package they load to eliminate misloads on that sort. Of course, without lowering the production number or shutting the belt off.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    We have been testing them for years. Ready for deployment. With the new Misload Detection Software AND these scanners service failures will be cut in half. The buildings using MDS have made it hard on the union worker. Misloads are detected within minutes rather than days later. This new software for the scanners should be the icing on the cake. This should also help create new jobs since the company will be terminating those employees that can't check packages.
  7. jeepupser

    jeepupser Member

    They have been saying they will get us scanners for at least a year and a half and nothing so far. Don't count on it.
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    So, you are going to fire people on the spot if they misload? Yeah. Sure. Uh-huh. Gotcha. O.K. Yup.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    Sure it's happening already. You can't just fire a first time offender, but it is much easier to discipline when the misloads are being reported real time. Instead of saying to the steward that Joe X misload last Tuesday, we can now say Joe X misloaded this package four minutes ago. And the age old excuse that the label was bad is being taken away because a supervisor has to retrieve the misload from the load and can show the employee and the steward the package that was misloaded.

    I am happy that you follow and reply to all of my post, if you give me your address I would be happy to send you an autograph.
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Hi tie.
  11. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    As the economy gets better I'm sure you'll still have lots of people willing to put up with the heat of summer, low pay, and supervisors such as yourself. Yep, I can see them banging at the doors now.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    Yeah the economy is really booming. It's funny no matter how the economy is UPS still manages to hire.
  13. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    As does McDonalds, Burger King, grocery stores ect. The difference is the work environment, the one you create. Instead of trying to get rid of your people, how about you try nurturing them, treat them like a partner, and show them something you seem to need help in, respect. Managers aren't measured by how many people they fire, they're measured by how many people they promote.
  14. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    A manager I respect very highly once told me a manager is only as good as the people he manages.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    Workers are measured by how many misloads they get. If they can't check three simple criteria (city, state, zip) they are working for the wrong company.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    So then you faked an injury and killed his DART frequency. Now he hates you.
  17. washington57

    washington57 New Member

    Have had this system here for awhile, from what i've heard around here it definitely helps reduce misloads. No one has been fired for misloads that I know of.

    Biggest problem is boxes that are loaded without being scanned...can't catch misloads that aren't scanned in..
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You actually have a system that the loaders use to scan every package before being loaded into each individual package car?
  19. Deeohem

    Deeohem New Member

    City, State, Zip? I thought we used the URC
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    You need to see someone about those fantasies you keep having.