Big Brown's Logistics Business Flowing Black - Forbes UPS believed supply-chain and logistics management was a way to "feed the core,"--its central business of delivering small packages--and they bet big on the program, losing money for years. Now, UPS is starting to see the pay off. The delivery business is still more profitable, providing roughly 18 cents of income for each dollar of sales, compared with barely a nickel in logistics, but things are changing. UPS expects its logistics and supply-chain business to become its fastest-growing segment. And the dream is quickly becoming a reality.