Smart Maps Help UPS Meet Carbon Goal Three Years Early

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Smart Maps Help UPS Meet Carbon Goal Three Years Early - Bloomberg

    United Parcel Service Inc., which reached a 2016 goal of reducing global carbon dioxide emissions by 10 percent three years early, has a new target: 20 percent by 2020.

    The world's largest package-delivery company plans to use more alternative-fuel vehicles and expand its ORION software in the U.S. as part of that effort, Chief Sustainability Officer Rhonda Clark said in a telephone interview.

    “People compare it to GPS, but ORION goes so much further” in optimizing routes by combining map data and time-sensitive package information, Clark said. Previously “a typical UPS driver would deliver all of the air stops in the morning and sometimes have to backtrack to go back and deliver ground stops.”
     
  2. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    "a typical UPS driver would deliver all of the air stops in the morning and sometimes have to backtrack to go back and deliver ground stops.”

    Um.. We still do this with Orion! How will UPS reinvest more money into this software as we read in the company's earlier press release ?
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    A press release like that can only make one wonder if the PR department has the vaguest hint of a clue about operations. Just more propaganda to entice investors as usual.