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Parcel sorting machine.

27 Apr 2019, 21:55

Bristol Mail Centre to get second Parcel Sorting Machine. The first one is to be used to sort for first time in early June. It is built but is just being tested at the moment. Second is to be ready May 2020. First machine is three years behind schedule. Meanwhile Bristol is swamped with managers, acting managers, team leaders, mail centre supports etc. The blank cheque book for Bristol even allowed the new plant manager to bring a friend with him.

Parcel sorting machine.

01 May 2019, 08:16

Home Counties north to receive second psm in July , with a provisional start up date of december2019,apparently another 2 mail centres are to receive a second psm too not including Bristol...

Parcel sorting machine.

01 May 2019, 10:05

I think there could be a good few smaller MCs that'll loose all their 2C and Tracked 48 work soon if some larger MCs are getting a second machine

Parcel sorting machine.

02 May 2019, 15:13

JMC have been told they are getting a 2nd PSM

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18 May 2019, 09:29

Cardiff & Swansea 2nd class to Bristol then???

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09 Jul 2019, 18:50

Thats definitely gonna happen and chances are both offices will be merging, should be an interesting place to work when the football season starts

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09 Jul 2019, 21:21

Will any MC that doesn't have a packet sorting machine keep any of their 2C? They're going to lose their Tracked 48 to the new hubs anyway (and presumably even the MCs with packet sorting machines will also lose all of their Tracked 48 to the hubs as well)

Parcel sorting machine.

10 Jul 2019, 06:18

Good point, if say 60% of staff in your office sort packets and tracked manually then all sent to a super hub it’s a hell of a lot of staff with nothing to do. Is this the start of the so called 20, 000 jobs lost through natural wastage

Parcel sorting machine.

10 Aug 2019, 13:21

Do the parcel sorting machines look anything like this: https://www.solystic.com/ecommerce-packet-sorting

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10 Aug 2019, 20:17

SpacePhoenix wrote:Do the parcel sorting machines look anything like this: https://www.solystic.com/ecommerce-packet-sorting


Similar concept but lots of differences

Parcel sorting machine.

10 Aug 2019, 20:41

Are Swindon's normal letter machines IMPs or iLSMs and CFCs?

Parcel sorting machine.

14 Aug 2019, 23:12

SpacePhoenix wrote:I think there could be a good few smaller MCs that'll loose all their 2C and Tracked 48 work soon if some larger MCs are getting a second machine

What about 24 hour tracked

Parcel sorting machine.

14 Aug 2019, 23:41

dam52 wrote:
SpacePhoenix wrote:I think there could be a good few smaller MCs that'll loose all their 2C and Tracked 48 work soon if some larger MCs are getting a second machine

What about 24 hour tracked

With the parcel hubs, all MCs will loose their Tracked both 24 and 48 to the hubs, no matter what size the MC is

Parcel sorting machine.

22 Aug 2019, 12:02

When you say mail centres will lose Tracked to the hubs, do you mean the hubs will do the Outward Sort or the Inward Sort. If the Inward Sort, will they be delivered to the MC pre-sorted for delivery (like some Amazon packets are) or actually delivered from the hubs? I can’t see the hubs being able to sort and deliver to remote DOs in time for deliveries.

Parcel sorting machine.

22 Aug 2019, 20:23

Lockardian wrote:When you say mail centres will lose Tracked to the hubs, do you mean the hubs will do the Outward Sort or the Inward Sort. If the Inward Sort, will they be delivered to the MC pre-sorted for delivery (like some Amazon packets are) or actually delivered from the hubs? I can’t see the hubs being able to sort and deliver to remote DOs in time for deliveries.



From what I've read in other posts. The hubs will take in the tracked and process in a similar way to the LAT items.
So yes they will do the outward and inward process and will arrive back at local MC's in Yorks for the LAT hub offices.

Parcel sorting machine.

22 Aug 2019, 22:14

midegarelu wrote:
Lockardian wrote:When you say mail centres will lose Tracked to the hubs, do you mean the hubs will do the Outward Sort or the Inward Sort. If the Inward Sort, will they be delivered to the MC pre-sorted for delivery (like some Amazon packets are) or actually delivered from the hubs? I can’t see the hubs being able to sort and deliver to remote DOs in time for deliveries.



From what I've read in other posts. The hubs will take in the tracked and process in a similar way to the LAT items.
So yes they will do the outward and inward process and will arrive back at local MC's in Yorks for the LAT hub offices.

Is it possible that they might by-pass the Inward MCs and if the LAT hub can handle a 17tonner or larger, send the work direct to the LAT hub?

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23 Aug 2019, 08:14

This is Royal Mail, anything is possible even when it's obvious the Plan won't work.

The main issue with using 17 tonners is the distances involved, with only 3 hubs in England getting Mail from say a site near HCN to Truro could be problematic.

It would be easier using the existing Network to get the Mail closer before transferring to a smaller vehicle.

Parcel sorting machine.

07 Sep 2019, 15:47

Anyone work at an office that has one ? how good are they and how many required to run it ?

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08 Sep 2019, 14:44

Yes we got one at Greenford MC it takes 11 people to run it there will be teething problems when your office first gets one. It loves easy to read printed address packets it cannot sort the Chinese mail and has a problem with Tracked Mail because they normally contain a return address on the front.

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10 Sep 2019, 08:04

denhamhoop wrote:Yes we got one at Greenford MC it takes 11 people to run it there will be teething problems when your office first gets one. It loves easy to read printed address packets it cannot sort the Chinese mail and has a problem with Tracked Mail because they normally contain a return address on the front.


Shouldn't the PSM read the barcodes on Tracked items as this contains the destination address/postcode? Not quite sure why the return address would be read. Seems like a design fault if it is ignoring the barcodes on Tracked parcels.

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