orion system abandoned???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by paidover95, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. paidover95

    paidover95 Member

    UPS was putting the new system orin in our building.They spent about a year trying to install it.Then all of a sudden the coprate guys dissappered,and they said its on hold.We heard they spent approx 14 million$ installing the system in 4 buildings.Maybe the whole system is being squashed.Anyone hear anything about this,or what is happening???
  2. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Not familiar with that acronym.
  3. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    Orrin Hatch?
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Not sure which spelling is correct, I heard it pronounced Orion, sounds like a pretty cool system. Much like the PAS sytem with major upgrades. If what I've heard is correct (or more so if I remember it correctly) the system can actively readjust EDD while delivering to make the rte more efficient.
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Where's P-Man when we need him?
  6. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    I was waiting to see what people said. The facts in the original post are wrong.

    The corporate guys told me that the system was not stopped. They are waiting for the district restructuring to complete.

    It did NOT cost $14M to install in 4 buildings.

    Dill is right. It does reorder EDD.

    I'm looking forward to corporate testing this thing. They are moving slow purposely. I think that is good.

  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    So this system reorders EDD as the day goes? according to GPS? does this restart trace?
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The building that I got bumpped out just started with it in Feb. they said that the people would be there about a year. Haven't heard anything else. I have to check.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I think that if you break for an OCA, or even your regular p/us, it will re-order EDD from the p/u you broke to.
  10. RockdaleEddie

    RockdaleEddie Optimized

    Sounds like a system that would cause problems with bulky stops and preffered customers.
  11. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    So we don't have to hit the big arrow to hold the list in place, you scan a pkg and it automaticly will put you in the order for that neighborhood. Do I understand this correctly?
  12. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Wow I am sure that sounds awesome sitting around the office.

    Do they really think we are so stupid we can't break trace and find our way back? They really are planning on training monkeys to take our place aren't they?
  13. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    Sounds to me like the system will do what any good driver was doing long before EDD was invented.

    I think it's another example of spending a lot of time and money to bring those few drivers, who can't think for themselves, in line. At the same time tying the hands of those drivers who were saving this company miles and time (ie. money) on a daily basis.

    Technology.......being used to bring mediocrity to the masses.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

  15. chitterling

    chitterling Guest

    orion is a disaster car is loaded by pas labels and gutted full as ususal then the genius orion may tell you to start in sec. 7 of course you have to unload the whole car to find the pkg that prelaod didn't bother to seq.# then load back up for the next random stop orion geniuses are telling drivers to back into driveways instead of continuing thru cul de sacs first rule of backing don't back businesses are getting missed because it don't know one stop class from another it's tough enough digging thru blown out cars daily without having to randomly jump from section to section breaks every rule in the book drivers already are seeing big problems that are causing them to runMORE miles i took 2 days of my human life to set my edd perfectly think a computer can do that and tell me where is safe to stop and where to cut thru back yards to keep from getting rear ended ,NOTTTTTT!!!! somebody better back up and see that they are being sold an IDEA not any sort of solution as usual these folks see a dot on a piece of paper and have no realistic view of the complexity of how we keep our customer's needs met
  16. GolfCart

    GolfCart Member

    What ever is the WRONG thing to Do !! UPS will TRY IT !!! The upper people who make up the rules , are just CRAZY people who sit at desk and never drove .
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I heard rumors we are going to be getting it soon.
  18. GolfCart

    GolfCart Member

    I run 85-90 % to trace now , if they change anything I guess they will be screwed . I am taking care of my customers 1 st , they are my friends , and MY customers , so I will yake care of THEM !
  19. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I want this system yesterday. I'm board with what we've got and need something new to control me.
  20. GolfCart

    GolfCart Member

    The chip UPS put in my brain needs to be updated :)