FedEx, UPS confront busiest holiday season on record – Times-Standard

The next week will be a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, the last connections to deliver many much-anticipated Christmas gifts. And there is no room for mistakes.

Last year’s fiasco — when retailers over-promised on deliveries and bad weather snarled courier services, causing millions of gifts to arrive long after Santa’s visit — is still a painful memory, and everyone is working hard to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

UPS Agrees to Terms with ORTIE to Acquire Polish Healthcare Logistics Company Poltraf

Purchase Strengthens UPS’s Position as a Leading Provider of Compliant Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions Across Europe

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has agreed to terms with Poland-based investment fund ORTIE to acquire its pharmaceutical logistics company Poltraf Sp. z o.o. The acquisition will further strengthen UPS’s healthcare expertise and network in Europe, enabling compliant logistics services to customers for streamlining their product supply to the fast-growing healthcare markets of Central and Eastern Europe.

UPS Hiring for 2014 Holiday Season

  • 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees needed to handle anticipated e-commerce-driven holiday delivery surge
  • UPS improving forecasting, capacity, package tracking and customer communication to meet ongoing e-commerce and B2B shipping demands
  • Seasonal positions often an entry point to long-term UPS employment

UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced that it expects to hire between 90,000 – 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin in October and continue through January 2015. The company is gearing up for increased holiday delivery volume in 2014 as it prepares to play a pivotal role in helping retailers take advantage of the holiday gift-giving season. The seasonal positions as package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers have long been an entry point for permanent employment, training and career opportunity after the company re-assesses its needs following the holiday period.

UPS Expands Four North American Distribution Facilities

Moves cater to high-tech, industrial manufacturing and retail customers

UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced the addition of three buildings and the expansion of another in four North American locations, boosting its supply chain solutions network size by nearly 1.2 million sq. ft. Rapid growth of customers in the high-tech, industrial manufacturing and retail industries fueled the demand for new or expanded facilities in Mira Loma, California; Hebron, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This marks the second time in 2014 that both the Mira Loma and Hebron campuses increased in size.

UPS Transforms Logistics Into Humanity With One Great Idea – Forbes

UPS recently launched a “Wishes Delivered” campaign that includes a wonderful film about a little boy and his favorite driver, Mr. Ernie. The film is a great story, fun to watch, and truly heart warming. However, its marketing power is far greater than any of that.

One of the powers of this little film – and the entire Wishes Delivered campaign – is that it changes the way we perceive that big brown box on wheels. It was a truck, a brown truck no less, that had packages inside probably for businesses. Nothing special.

But this idea inspires the viewer to think again. It reframes that ordinary truck into something approximating Santa’s sleigh. And it does so with humility, heart, and not a shred of chest-pounding.