Peak Readiness...

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by UPS1907, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. UPS1907

    UPS1907 Member

    I love the cheerleaders and happy videos, but be honest "Are you and your center ready for Peak 2014?"
  2. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    I don't know, I just show up and work. I don't see how people keep up with all of this. I work to live, not live to work.
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  3. No, not ready and won't be ready.
  4. The brass in Atlanta should go outside to day. Its in the 30-40's. Maybe they will realize it will snow in many areas between now and Christmas. You would thinks after the ice storm in Atlanta last year that left people stuck on flat ground for hours our corporate executives would realize peak production is impossible in wintery conditions.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...yet somehow we do it every year here in snowy Upstate NY...
  6. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    perhaps we should schedule Christmas during the summer

  7. And we do it every year where I am. The truth is in order to work safely in less than favorable conditions you have to work at a slower pace. Even if its a half a stop a hour reduction. In my case I run 12 stops a hour, if I have 144 stops and I drop to 11 stops a hour because I have to reduce my speed and walk slower to and from stops then I can only run 132 stops in 12 hours. The folks in Atlanta don't understand that simple math.

    Upstate do they have magic carpets up there the keep you from driving on slick/unsafe roads?
  8. Alexcross774

    Alexcross774 Spinning my wheels.

    We should know if we are ready by the middle of December. Last year we were ready, until back to back ice storms in Dallas occurred, and Amazon blew us up.
    I think they have made a lot of improvements, but with a company this large, it will be a several year plan to catch up. I like the motivation and positive outlook, but I wish they would tone down the "we are ready" cheer. We are "more ready", but under promise and over deliver would be a good approach.
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  9. O/C

    O/C Member

    The killer is closing a building during bad weather, even one or two days will ruin the best of plans.

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  10. Fragile

    Fragile Active Member

    Upstate plows his route on his way in to work.
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  11. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    Ice world port in two days......
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  13. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

  14. brownIEman

    brownIEman Well-Known Member

    We were sending people home or to other centers even after adding routes the week after Thanksgiving. We are more ready than we have ever been, and ready as we can be. Is that ready enough? Time will tell...
  15. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    only numbers that matter is the weather. mild next two weeks were perfect. ice over phili dallas or louisville all the temp hires in the country wont be able to salvage things
  16. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

  17. TBH

    TBH An officially retired Oregonian .

    No they have transporters
    Maybe they have transporters,that's the only thing I can think of in upstate's perfect world!
  18. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    Based on many accounts on the Café, UPS was better prepared this peak and spent the required funds to get things better. I've got to admit that I had my doubts but it looks like the plan worked and ups was "ready".
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  19. TxRoadDawg

    TxRoadDawg Member

    Still had massive xmas eve late.air. just be thankful the weather held for us unlike last year.