When a shipment of items needs to be processed, a FedEx informed package delivery agent typically picks up the package and heads home.
But what happens when that package is a new shipment?
How do you manage the increased load on a package?
The answer: a high-volume automated processing center, or ALPC.
The concept is simple: FedEx employees will go through the package in the warehouse and process it.
If it doesn’t meet the customer’s expectations, they’ll return the package to the company’s processing facility and send it to the customer for final processing.
“You can expect to have more orders from this process because it’s automated,” says Eric D. Gough, a senior vice president with FedEx USA.
“It’s a lot more efficient.”
To be clear, FedEx ALPCs aren’t a replacement for a regular delivery driver.
It’s more of a backup for your business.
“Our goal is to get our customers the most efficient service possible,” says Gough.
FedEx is a large and fast delivery company that has a very specific goal: to deliver as many orders as possible to the consumer as quickly as possible.
“What we try to do is deliver as fast as possible,” he says.
“That means it’s more efficient to do it by hand, by truck, by rail.”
The idea of using ALPC has been around for years.
“There are some people who say that ALPC is the new truck,” says Kevin Hwang, a vice president at FedEx’s customer service department in New York City.
“But ALPC was designed to handle very high volume, very large shipments.”
It works like this: FedEx has its warehouses packed with FedEx ALPRs, and the trucks that deliver packages to the warehouse are loaded with those packages.
FedEx ALPS is the delivery truck that goes to the buyer’s door.
“We can actually process those orders by hand,” says Hwang.
“We can deliver the package at the warehouse, pick it up and take it home.
That’s what we do.”
It’s not just FedEx ALPs that can handle the load.
UPS also uses ALPC trucks, and many airlines use them as well.
UPS uses a similar system.
What’s the difference between an ALPC and a UPS?
The ALPC process is different from the traditional way FedEx uses its trucks.
FedEx uses a computer program called ALPC Express to process and process its packages.
“You can use any computer program,” says D.J. Johnson, FedEx’s senior vice-president of product management.
“Our software software is the same, it’s just customized for this specific situation.”
The computer program runs on the FedEx computer and then translates the instructions to the software that actually runs the package.
“If we have to do something like get a truck to pick up something, it would use a different process,” says Johnson.
FedEx says the ALPC program has become a much more efficient system because of the ALPS program, which also has become more efficient as a result.”ALPS is a very different process than what we’re used to.
It takes a little bit longer to do,” says Brian R. D’Angelo, vice president of customer service for FedEx.
“The ALPS process takes less time and can do much more processing.”
When it comes to using ALPS, D’angelo says FedEx ALPs are designed to be used for very large orders, like those that can require a lot of processing.
“When we have very large amounts of packages, we need to do some heavy lifting to ensure that the process goes well,” says R.D. Johnson.
But, says D’Angel, “there are situations where it makes sense to have ALPC as an alternative to UPS.”
D’Ango says UPS has more flexibility than FedEx because its ALPS system is more efficient.
“As long as we’re doing the same thing over and over, we’re not going to have any issues with ALPC.”
To keep things simple, there are a few things you should know about ALPC:1.
ALPS processes the packages at the same time as UPS.
“This allows us to do more processing quickly than if we were just processing the packages separately,” says Ryan Burt, a partner at FedEx, in a press release.2.
ALPC only works with FedEx items.
It doesn’t work with FedEx and UPS items.3.
The ALPS software is optimized for UPS and FedEx items, not FedEx items and other companies’ items.4.
FedEx does not provide support for ALPC, but D’Arlo says FedEx does provide assistance to customers who are having issues with their ALPC software.5.
ALP is only available on FedEx packages, which means that it only works on the company brand, not on other brands.6.
FedEx has a separate program called Delivery Services that uses ALPS to process orders.
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