Strategy ideas for UPS

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by BeerLover, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. BeerLover

    BeerLover New Member

    Hey guys! I'm in the process of an interview and required to do an assignment. I am trying to identify two innovative strategic priorities over the next 5 years for UPS, and outline possible solutions associated with these strategic priorities. Having UPS deliver on Sundays would be a good example. I would like to hear what ideas you guys may have. Thanks!
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Premium Saturday-business to business ground. Picked up Friday for Saturday delivery within certain geographical locations.
     
  3. AlphaMikeBravo

    AlphaMikeBravo New Member

    Same day local delivery routes. UPS can use dedicated drivers for certain businesses to conduct the same day delivery. Link existing client systems with UPS tracking systems to keep track of order volume. This service offering should be able to pick up a lot of new businesses from warehouse accounts, and UPS can create more jobs which can justify special training to the department of labor for those kickbacks (government grants).
     
  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Saturday Ground.
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It's called research.
    BTW, doing research is how I got back into the Brown Cafe family.
    I was doing research on On-Call pickups and Smart Pickups to better understand the operational impacts and the reality of these new processes and with Smart P/U, the effect on drivers.
     
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  6. softshoe

    softshoe Member

    Are you going to be working Sundays ?
     
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Put more loads on the rail if their expected delivery date is after the next weekend.
    The two additional days in transit would allow for the same or earlier delivery date.

    Start a Conversation with me if you want to discuss more in depth ... especially by phone.
    Interactive discussions help.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Except railroads might not have the capacity for the extra loads.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The first phase of any project is the exploratory phase.
    Good point but throwing ideas out on the table is the goal until that phase is complete.
    The first part of the Exploratory phase is the initial "Open Ideas" phase where there are no bad ideas.
    The better ideas will be distilled after more research and investigation.

    I did this dozens of times if not hundreds when I was in Corporate.
     
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  10. BeerLover

    BeerLover New Member

    No. This is just a suggestion to compete against what USPS is currently doing
     
  11. BeerLover

    BeerLover New Member

    Thank you for your help. I should be able to handle the rest from here. It shouldn't be too difficult as this is for an entry level finance-operations position
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Spin in chair in circles
    Filed nails
    Spit
    Does a post here count as a blog entry?
    If so, I got that column completed ... all in the last 24 hours.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Demand for oil is down which should free up some capacity.
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We used to call this brainstorming.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    True for now but that may not always be the case. It sure wasn't not long ago.
     
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Still do but it was OldnGray so I figured I would have to explain what that was then so I just described the process.
    Gumby, cosmos and Turd would be reading as well so I tried not to use big words.
     
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  18. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Is that why the buttons on the Diad are in the wrong places
     
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  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I told them they shouldn't ask any Jayhawks but they did.
    Never ask anyone from Kansas for ideas.
    That's my motto.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Did you expect any other result?

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