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Flona Moly (4 months ago)
1. Explain UPS is Using Big Data to Transform Package Deliveries the business process discussed in these videos 2. Explain how the technology discussed in the case and the business process to which it is applied? 3. Discuss the challenges that are likely to be faced by organizations while using these technologies Plz answer me 😭
William Kern (4 months ago)
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).
CroCho (13 days ago)
What you are saying reminds me of some people saying "My grandfather smoked 20 cigarettes each day and he lived 95 years". Yes, there will be always exceptions, but the computer system will be better in most cases. It also eliminates those bad routes made by tired or inexperienced drivers. Also, the idea of Orion is to learn. So it can only be better.
Div 88 (9 months ago)
I wish they would have invested money in a better contract for their employees 😂
MrWhatsupeverybody (1 year 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.
Hobo Sage (2 months ago)
MrWhatsupeverybody that’s so false 😂😂😂
Sean Leff (10 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.
Zo6LS7427 (1 year ago)
Orion sucks
CroCho (13 days ago)
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 (2 years ago)
UPS will use Big Idiots to go out of business.
Maitreya Buddha (3 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 (2 years 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.