16 Apr 2018, 13:49
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16 Apr 2018, 18:40
Navalron wrote:Mail centres will be fully staffed by anguard/casuals within 5/6 years. Walks WILL go out to tender, just like parcel force runs already have.
17 Apr 2018, 16:09
SpacePhoenix wrote:Navalron wrote:Mail centres will be fully staffed by anguard/casuals within 5/6 years. Walks WILL go out to tender, just like parcel force runs already have.
I wouldn't be surprised to see RM look at automating a lot of sorting in MCs in the long term including sequencing flats and letters together and a machine to sort packets to walks. Possibly if they could automate all flat and letter sorting then they might do away with DOs as they are now and a computer will plan your walk for you and if they barcoded everything then they might monitor your performance when out on delivery
17 Apr 2018, 16:57
swindonandy wrote:What'd save huge amounts in a MC is mechanical mail transfer in site. So unload each york of trays as it comes off the lorry onto a T2K-style conveyor that reads the code and directs it to the right machine, reverse for mail out. Of course that would require investment and thought, something woefully lacking.
Probably only viable in larger MCs where they have the room for separate inward and outward setupsswindonandy wrote:The new packet machines are hardly fit for purpose sorting all mail to DO level, good luck getting them to walk level.
Don't know who makes the current packet sorting machines but Solystic make:
https://www.solystic.com/b2c-delivery-p ... e-robotics
I wouldn't be surprised if RM were to look at something like https://www.solystic.com/manual-sorting-assistance for use in both MCs and DOsswindonandy wrote:Joint sequencing of letters and flats would mean all the CSS machines need to be stripped out of DOs and replaced with something bigger, how many have room? Or that work taken back to MCs with the commensurate effect on mail arrival times at DOs.
17 Apr 2018, 18:26