The Logistics of Staying Alive

The following is an article written by Romaine Seguin of UPS.

‘We can’t improve a woman’s standard of living if we can’t improve a woman’s chance of living.’

The only way women are going to advance in the global economy is by having income, which means work.

But according to United Nations studies, only about half of the world’s women participate in the labor force. Despite their under-representation, women comprise 60 percent of the world’s working poor. What’s more, a 2014 World Bank report shows that, on average, women earn 10 to 30 percent less than men for comparable work.

Alert UPS driver helps deliver justice for dying Seattle woman – KOMO

Prosecutors say Velva J. Stockton was living out her final years at the Hotel Andra in downtown Seattle when she hired a live-in caregiver to help. Investigators allege 52-year-old Cassie Mizer instead took advantage of her boss, using Stockton’s bank accounts to buy more than $30,000 worth of goods and services, including Botox, weight loss treatment, and dog costumes.

A seasoned delivery driver for UPS finally noticed strange patterns in packages sent under Stockton’s name and alerted police, investigators say.

Pressure again on FedEx to show rivals how it’s done, but in Europe this time – The Load Star

The attempt to spot a flaw in FedEx’s strategy is nothing new for those familiar with the affairs of the US express and logistics group. There is no sympathy for market leaders – they always have to deliver, in any market conditions, whatever the circumstances.

On the one hand, this stock market darling seems to have pulled all the stops to secure a deal with TNT Express in early April – and its stock price has risen in line with the S&P 500 since.

On the other hand, it’s hard to say whether FedEx is getting its strategy right: fourth-quarter results left little room to the imagination, and contributed to one of its worst trading days for a long time.