UPS

By Jeff Berman · June 9, 2016
More than 50 percent of online purchases are now being made online. That was a key takeaway from the fifth annual UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Global Study issued this week by UPS and comScore Inc. Data used in the study was based on feedback from 5,330 avid online shoppers that made at least two transactions in a three-month period on their preference and motivations across various retail topics.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · June 3, 2016
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with the evolving challenges of omni-channel fulfillment. Those providers that meet shipper needs will remain dominant.
By Jeff Berman · May 20, 2016
This network is comprised of a multifaceted approach that will mesh its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 U.S.-based The UPS Store locations and a collaboration with SAP to foster an end-to-end industrial offering that will mesh SAP’s supply chain offerings with Big Brown’s on-demand manufacturing services and global logistics network.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2016
The new UPS Follow My Delivery service offers unprecedented flexibility, convenience and visibility on the day of delivery, with its Follow My Delivery map feature that enables delivery recipients to have a detailed view of where their package is located when it is out for delivery.
By Jeff Berman · May 9, 2016
When it comes to pricing changes, transportation and logistics bellwethers are usually on the same page. And that was again made clear with changes each company made for additional handling charges on ground packages.
By Jeff Berman · April 28, 2016
Quarterly revenue was up 3.2 percent annually at $14.4 billion, with earnings per share up 13 percent at $1.27 for the fifth straight month of UPS growth (ahead of Wall Street expectations of $1.22 per share), as well as setting a new record for the first quarter.
By Jeff Berman · March 30, 2016
UPS said this week it has broken ground on a Parsippany, N.J.-based global technology development center, which will host software developers, designers and other IT professionals focused on collaborating and developing innovative technology solutions to serve customers, drive operational efficiencies and growth and run the company’s global network.
By Jeff Berman · March 23, 2016
UPS said this week it has added a new sorting facility and expanded its existing building at the California-based Ontario International Airport. Company officials said that the new sorting facility will process urgent, time-definite UPS Next Day Air packages and include automated sorting capabilities, with the ground sorting facility to be retrofitted with automated sorting systems and double the package processing capacity per hour (UPS would not disclose the amount of packages processes per hour, due to competitive reasons).
By Jeff Berman · March 23, 2016
Delivery bellwether UPS this week added 12,680 ZIP codes to its earliest small-package delivery service, UPS Next Day Air Early in an effort to create an earlier guaranteed-delivery option for customers in locales that only had end-of-day guarantees.
By Patrick Burnson · March 17, 2016
FedEx Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $2.51 per diluted share for the third quarter ended February 29, compared to adjusted earnings of $2.03 per diluted share a year ago. Without adjustments, FedEx reported earnings of $1.84 for the third quarter compared to $2.18 per diluted share last year.
By LM Staff · March 16, 2016
Continuing its sustained push on the natural gas front, UPS said this week its has invested $100 million towards building 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and adding 380 new CNG trailers for its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2016
UPS said this week it has broken ground to expand its package sorting and delivery facility in Herne, Germany, an $80 million project that is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2016
UPS said today that it has made additional expansions to its UPS Worldwide Express service, adding 23 additional countries and territories ,which it said will result in earlier guaranteed-delivery options for shippers that only previously had end-of-day guarantees.
WHITE PAPER
By Ben Camiel · March 2, 2016
Manufacturers looking to leverage aftersales as a differentiator face an obvious dilemma: Ramp-up their existing in-house capabilities or collaborate with a third-party provider – or possibly both.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2016
As the pull of shopping online via mobile devices becomes ever more prevalent, recent research from transportation and logistics bellwether UPS shows that as more consumers shop online, they also bring with them specific preferences and guidelines, too.

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