One of America’s parcel delivery titans is upgrading its operation with automated technologies and a routing program that’s going to save it up to $400M every year.
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How UPS Is Using Big Data To Transform Package Deliveries | NetNet | CNBC
A computer can beat a master at Go or Chess, but the game of parcel delivery is dominated by man.
I drove with a veteran driver (some 30 yrs) who trash talked Orion for the whole shift. He and his fellow drivers said it was garbage. He compared his route with where Orion was supposed to take him, and I could easily see what he meant.
I don't know how it works, but I imagine the best option would be to have it track a human driver on his route and to use the decisions he makes to improve the algorithm. These guys know their delivery areas like you wouldn't believe- every street, every address, ascending/descending, one-ways, no left turns, time-of day importance (when schools let out and crowd the area, what times businesses open, etc).
Divino 88 (5 months ago)
I wish they would have invested money in a better contract for their employees 😂
MrWhatsupeverybody (11 months ago)
"ups is not cutting it's headcount!"
False. Workers have been laid off and automation is doing the work of long time workers.
And their are no classes or programs to upgrade our workers into technicians. This is also a false statement.
Source: 30 year UPS employee with knowledge of 4 hubs.
Sean Leff (6 months ago)
MrWhatsupeverybody With the Teamsters union we are contract employees, who is being laid off! There are guys at my center been there too long and won’t leave! The contract language says automation can not replace workers.
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lucas Lucas (1 year ago)
So they use Orion to cut gas costs for UPS and to make sure that the driver delivers your package to your doorstep?
Timur Mazitov (1 year ago)
UPS will use Big Idiots to go out of business.
Maitreya Buddha (2 years ago)
They ring the doorbell. drop the package at your doorstep and leave. This video does not depict what they actually do.
Randy She (1 year ago)
Sometimes. Many times, a signature is Required for a package - either at the shipper's request or a legal mandate - such as packages containing alcohol or firearms.