Saving Fuel: Alternative Fuels Drive UPS to Innovative Solutions
UPS is engaged deeply in a global conversation about the future of fuels and energy, because managing fuels and energy is essential to our sustainable business success. UPS is aggressive in using alternative vehicles under real-world operating conditions. We currently operate one of the largest private alternative fuel fleets in the industry.
UPS Fact Sheet
Get the facts and figures about the world's largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services.
ORION Fact Sheet
UPS ORION brings efficiency and service to new level
UPS’s On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION) is proprietary routing software that uses package-level detail and customized online map data to provide drivers with optimized routing information. ORION can enhance customer service and reduce the numbers of miles driven by determining the most efficient delivery route.
Arguably the world’s largest operations research project, ORION uses expansive fleet telematics and advanced algorithms to gather and calculate countless amounts of data to provide UPS drivers with optimized routes.
Business Monitor Latin America
This UPS Business Monitor Latin America (BMLA), now in its sixth edition, provides an outlook on the existing, attitudes and trends among more than 800 business leaders of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) across seven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The results of this study are based on the solid experience of the interviewees in the world of industry and trade.
UPS Corporate Sustainability Report 2012 Fact Sheet
UPS’s Corporate Sustainability Report 2012 highlights how UPS is using engagement, investment, innovation and operations to increase sustainability in its workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and communities around the world.
Wireless Is Limitless: Mobile-Driven Logistics
UPS is using a network of wireless devices to better deliver millions of packages, improving efficiency and saving money, time and energy. Wireless technology provides a complete picture of package flow, precisely tracking every item. This allows for better and faster decisions that lower operating costs while improving
UPS Worldport Facts
Worldport is the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world. The operation currently turns over 130 aircraft daily, processing an average of 1.6 million packages a day with a record 4.2 million packages processed on Peak Day 2012.
The UPS Foundation Fact Sheet
The UPS Foundation leads global citizenship programs for UPS. Its mission is to help build stronger and safer communities by combining strategic philanthropy with the volunteer power of UPSers.
246 Million Miles and Beyond
In 2000, UPS began calculating the miles the green fleet was traveling annually. In 2011, the green fleet hit 246 million miles, with a goal of logging 400 million miles by 2017.
Saving Fuel: UPS Uses Telematics To Go - And Save - Green
Telematics is the integration of telecommunications and informatics. Popular consumer uses of telematics include location-based search results on smart phones and driver information systems in automobiles. At UPS, we have created a proprietary system of telematics that combines a wealth of information about the behavioral and mechanical variables that affect attributes such as fuel efficiency in the delivery process. This enables us to use our delivery vehicles as "rolling laboratories" in which we collect data, test ideas and hone our performance. In 2011, delivery drivers in telematics-equipped vehicles eliminated more than 98.0 million minutes of idling time.
2011 UPS Corporate Sustainability Fact Sheet
The 2011 Sustainability Report recaps our actions and performance, reviewing our goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) that were set nearly five years ago. This year, we are disclosing more information than ever, and for the first time, our report presents a materiality matrix. As a result of both external events and a review of our five-year progress, we recommitted to the principle that UPS is part of an interconnected global community, and understand that our success is dependent on economic stability, global trade and a society that that welcomes opportunity. In return, we must act responsibly - as a business, an employer, and a corporate citizen.
UPS Road Code Fact Sheet
UPS Road CodeSM is a UPS-sponsored teen safe driving program being offered in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, thanks to a three-year $2 million grant from The UPS Foundation. In 2011, the Road Code™ program taught nearly 2,000 young people in four countries (the U.S., Canada, Germany, and England). In 2012, we plan to bring the program to our Asia pacific region, beginning with the city of Shanghai in China.
UPS Disaster Preparedness Fact Sheet
To have a global impact, reach disproportionately underserved populations, minimize human suffering and speed economic recovery when disasters, we support humanitarian relief in partnership with leading international organizations including CARE, UNICEF, the American Red Cross and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP). However, UPS does not wait for disaster to support its humanitarian relief partners. The Foundation also works with relief agencies behind the scenes, providing capacity-building advice, skilled volunteers, and in-kind movements of goods and materials, both before and after disasters.
UPS Healthcare Industry Focus
UPS has deep expertise in the healthcare industry and provides a broad range of services and solutions to manage the entire healthcare supply chain. From small- to mid-sized businesses to large, global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, UPS helps healthcare companies speed products to market; facilitate new product introductions; meet time-critical customer needs; ensure regulatory compliance; reduce inventory management costs; streamline ordering and billing processes; and maximize supply chain visibility.
UPS Temperature-Sensitive Solutions for Healthcare
With more temperature-sensitive healthcare products entering the market and major growth forecasted, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are turning to UPS for temperature-sensitive storage, distribution and transportation services.
Cost Savings Through Capacity Building
Through a range of innovative global programs, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, has developed a multi-sector commitment to urgent humanitarian relief, allowing the company to leverage its immense logistics and supply chain knowledge to help organizations better respond to disaster.
UPS's Values, Mission, and Strategy
UPS's values, mission, and strategy statements provide guidance regarding our daily decisions. They make clear our priorities and encourage us to seize new opportunities. By following these principles, our actions are aligned to meet the needs of our company, people, customers, shareowners, and communities.
UPS My Choice Overview
UPS My Choicesm is a revolutionary new home delivery service that will enable busy consumers to conveniently control and manage their incoming package deliveries to fit their busy lifestyles. The new service will alleviate many consumer concerns related to shipping, including missing packages, worrying about packages left outside, trekking to a depot to retrieve missed packages, waiting all day for a package or counting on others to sign for a package.
UPS My Choice and a Residential Redux
The launch of UPS My Choice,sm a transformational new service that lets consumers take control of their package deliveries, represents a bit of a return to the past for UPS - sharpening a focus on residential deliveries.
What Makes UPS My Choice Work
In the beginning, in 2004, most reporters who paid any attention at all to UPS's effort to better manage the flow of packages around the United States knew it mainly as technology that helped drivers avoid making left-hand turns.
Business Monitor Canada
Canada's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more global in their outlook compared to one year ago, believing Canada must diversify its export base and do away with trade barriers in order to ensure the country's economy can compete with emerging markets.
The most recent results of UPS Canada's quarterly barometer of SMEs shows a high level of optimism about Canada's international competitiveness and the fate of its manufacturing sector.
Saving Fuel: The Benefits of No Idling
With more than 100,000 vehicles delivering over 15 million packages and documents worldwide each day, UPS knows first-hand the importance of no-idling measures.
UPS 2011 Diversity Grants
UPS announced grants totaling $7 million to more than 80 non-profit organizations whose mission is to support diverse populations. These grants will fund programs that develop leadership skills, promote education and encourage inclusion of all individuals.
UPS Healthcare Facilities Backgrounder
Through its extensive network of global healthcare facilities, UPS offers healthcare companies access to solutions that help them meet the special storage and handling needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device products, ensure regulatory compliance and speed products to market.
UPS Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet
UPS's focus on sustainability is evident in the company's alternative fuel vehicle fleet. UPS developed and continues to expand its fleet using a "rolling laboratory" approach - using its alternative fuel fleet as a way to learn about how new technologies and advancements can be adapted for use in a large delivery network.
UPS Brand Platform Campaign Fact Sheet
UPS’s new brand platform campaign makes its debut on Sept. 13, 2010, with a wide range of multi-channel promotions including TV, print, Out Of Home, digital, online, direct mail and e-mail. This marks the first time in UPS history that the company will have a unified global communications platform.
Business Monitor Asia
The UPS Asia Business Monitor has been tracking Asian small and medium enterprises (SME) sentiments since 2005. With the global economy in recovery, Asian SMEs reflect greater optimism when compared to last year. However, wounds from the financial crisis have not fully healed and funding continues to be a major concern. For many SMEs, their top fears are rising costs, competition, interest rate hikes and cash flow.
Business Monitor United States
Although concerned about the economy, small- and medium-sized business exporters are confident about their companies' futures, especially when it comes to international sales, according to this year's Business Monitor United States survey commissioned by UPS.
UPS Decision Green Technology Forum presentation
On Tuesday, March 23, the Decision Green Tech Forum: Greening Your Supply Chain event was held in New York City. The event was designed to showcase how UPS is leveraging technology to bring customer solutions to the market and enhance its sustainability efforts. Dave Barnes, senior vice president and CIO, moderated the program.
Safe Driving Tips for the Holidays
The 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years is the busiest long-distance-travel period of the year. More drivers travel 50 miles or more away from their hometown than any other time.
Recycling After the Holidays
After the holidays, houses are littered with piles of crumpled wrapping paper and bows, dozens of holiday cards, pine needles on the carpet, and boxes of pesky foam packaging "peanuts." The UPS Store® offers the following recycling tips to simplify post-holiday cleanup so you can start the new year with a clean house (and a clean conscience):
Real-time visibility to orders and inventory around the globe
Customizable order system, configured to meet specific business needs
Greater flexibility in proactively placing and monitoring critical service orders
Decreases order entry detail with “cloning” capability
Double byte/Unicode supports Japanese and Chinese characters
Selects ideal routing from warehouse to end-user to meet deadline.
2008 UPS Foundation Annual Report (PDF)
Every day the work of The UPS Foundation is dedicated to moving communities to a new horizon. Its programs are designed to help make communities around the world more resilient to the many challenges they face and provide a means for UPS people to channel their compassion and philanthropy.
House the world’s largest DB2 relational data base.
Meet zone 2 seismic requirements (Richter Scale)
Windward Data Center can withstand 200 mph winds
250+ miles of wire in each center connect all systems
650,000 gallons of chilled water storage in each center to run computers if power fails
UPS received Uptime Institute’s 2008 Green Enterprise Technology Award for reducing energy use at the Windward Data Center. UPS reduced power usage by 1,440,000 kwh per year and carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tons.
UPS First In Industry to Purchase Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles
UPS is the first company in the package delivery industry to purchase hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs). UPS added seven HHVs to its “green fleet,” which now totals 2,129 low carbon vehicles, including HHVs, electric, hybrid electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, and propane-powered trucks. The first two HHV will be deployed in Minneapolis during the first quarter of 2009, and the additional five HHVs will be deployed later in 2009 and early 2010.
UPS Uses Technology and Operational Efficiencies to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Emissions
As the world's largest package delivery company, fuel consumption is a necessary business expense that accounts for an average of 5.6 percent of UPS's operating revenue. From both a business and environmental perspective, UPS is committed to developing and testing innovative solutions and investing in technologies that minimize fuel consumption and reduce our impact on the environment.
Final Stage Assembly, Configuration and Programming
Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI)
Critical Order Fulfillment
Post Sales Logistics Backgrounder
At UPS, Reverse Logistics through advanced returns and repair management, efficiently place inventory back into global supply chains. A team of experienced, certified technicians and engineers coordinate processes, from transportation to tracking and closure of repair orders.
UPS Value-Added Freight Services
UPS air, ocean, ground and rail/intermodal freight services all can be tailored to individual customer needs and can be combined with additional UPS services such as UPS Customs Brokerage, UPS Supplier Management and direct-to-store/customer solutions. These value-added freight offerings give customers a range of competitive advantages including speed to market, regulatory compliance assistance and maximizing visibility across the supply chain.
Manages over 1 billion kilos of air freight annually
World’s ninth largest airline and among the top five international air freight forwarders
Global reach with over 900 facilities in over 120 countries and territories
Dedicated North American and European networks
Automated online scheduling of day-specific air freight deliveries
Online tracking of freight movements in real time
One of the world's largest customs brokers, with offices in over 60 countries
Time critical, charter and last mile delivery services also available 24/7/365
UPS Technology for Freight Customers
UPS customers enjoy a common technology experience whether they are shipping and tracking a small package or heavy freight. UPS technologies are designed to enable better decision making and flexibility in the supply chain so that it is easier for customers to manage and expand their shipping operations around the world. Web-based shipment processing, billing and trade management tools help companies anticipate problems, improve customer service and react quickly to unanticipated events.
As a company’s global supply chain becomes more sophisticated their need for freight technology increases. UPS’s technology solutions focus on three primary areas: shipping, billing and visibility.
Fuel Management and Conservation at the UPS Airlines
Automobile drivers may be feeling the pinch at the gas pump, but try fueling the world's ninth largest airline. As UPS operates 282 aircraft, the company looks to the sky to continue its sustainability efforts and increase the efficiency of its operations.
Sustainable Transport: UPS Fuel Cell Testing Initiative
UPS is committed to a sustainable future, and the company's alternative fuel vehicles play a large role in that commitment. UPS developed and continues to enhance its fleet using a 'rolling laboratory' philosophy - using its alternative fuel fleet as a way to learn about how new technologies and advancements can be adapted for use in a large delivery fleet.
UPS Experts Offer Tips for Better Gas Mileage
Just a few years ago, who would have imagined paying near or above $3-a-gallon for gasoline in America? Or Web sites dedicated to finding the lowest local cost for gasoline? Or contest prizes offering a tank or two of free gas?
UPS Practices Environmental Innovation At Headquarters And Beyond
UPS's environmental commitment and innovation is evident at its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, which was created in natural surroundings that play a prominent role in the design. Rather than building a tall skyscraper when the company relocated from Greenwich, Connecticut, UPS designed a building that works with its natural surroundings to provide an enjoyable work environment for its employees.