Very interesting post. I have commented on it on my blog here:
It seems natural to turn left yet sometimes we have to innovate by challenging what seems natural and doing things that are counter-intuitive.
Submitted Jun 20, 2008 4:56 AM
I've been making right turns for years. It's my personal policy to avoid left turns as much as possible. Left turns are time consuming, gas wasting and dangerous, to say the least.
When I go out to run errands, I mentally plan my route so that I accomplish all stops by making right turns instead of left turns.
I commend UPS for doing something right for a change.
Submitted Jun 22, 2008 12:48 PM
Maybe I'm too stupid but what does it means "right turns"?Also it depends on the countries because of the different "sides" of driving.
Can you please explain that to me?Thanks.
Submitted Jun 22, 2008 11:10 PM
It is very interesting to lean about this. It looks very simple but considering the volume of deliveries, it translates into a huge savings for UPS.
In a country like ours were good road is a scarce commodity, I wonder how UPS can maintain this policy. I would watch out if they do same here.
Joe Okpara; Lagos Nigeria
Submitted Jun 23, 2008 11:33 AM
This is a great example to show employees how quantification of their tasks isn't a personal assessment of them. Rather, it's an observation of their position and accountabilities that in the end, makes their jobs easier and more enjoyable.
Adena Franz, Montreal
Submitted Jun 23, 2008 11:48 AM
We finally got our own proprietary scheduling and routing software system in place and despite rising fuel costs and our business making a 67% growth increase from last year, we maintained almost no increase in total delivery costs. Thank God we did it when we did. The savings are huge. I hope we continue to innovate in order to stay ahead of the competition. It's an investment but worth it.
Submitted Aug 21, 2008 11:21 AM