UPS 20 yrs from now!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Just Numbers, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    What do you think UPS will look like 20 yrs from now. Larger/Smaller. Union/Non-union. Will it go the way of REA and cease to exist?
  2. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Larger with most of the growth internationally. Non-union because of the general apathy of the American workforce.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Less US drivers but larger workforce Internationally.
    Logistics will be a larger revenue generator than US Ground Small Package.
    UPS will have a different makeup in regards to which units generate revenue and profit.
    UPS will have many business units providing goods and services that don't even exist today.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I will have invented the teleporter which will transmit all packages directly to the receiver. It will make me fabulously wealthy and you will all be my brown suited minions. Except for a select few of the most eligible females which will be welcomed into my harem. Tryouts begin immediately,please forward your applications and photos.
  5. Just Numbers

    Just Numbers Retired

    Until then...keep your hands full of cardboard and think about the question at hand.
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    1. PAS/EDD will finally be fixed.
    2. DIAD 10 will be in use.
    3. Stock will still be under $65 a share
    4. The drivers will finally get new uniforms
    5. The airline mechanics will still be without a contract
    6. My Package Car will finally get washed
    7. Only a few P-800s will still be left in service
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Cardboard is moved by the trailer load in my neck of the woods so I have time to dream. But thanks for letting me off with a warning Officer Forum Patrol.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    8. The "scheduled for repair" day will arrive.
  9. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    The trucks will be brown.
  10. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    The beginning of Spring will still be made official by the UPS drivers and their shorts.
  11. terrymac

    terrymac New Member

    I ll be driving the UPS train..... Im going for 49 and out.......:happy-very:

    SWORDFISH New Member

    I wont care as long as the pension check cashes.
  13. Robots will deliver the packages and we will just drive eliminating workers comp claims. Drivers will be micro-chipped and monitored during the day from a satellite in space with building penetrating gyroscopic visual radar.
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    all parcels will be picked up / sorted/ loaded/unloaded / sorted again/ preloaded and the cars will be driven by a workforce of trained monkeys, a sup's job description will be re-classified as animal handler.
  15. dave991

    dave991 Lead, don't follow.

    Fed EX will be eliminated due to bad business practices and a political backlash of their business exemptions when brought to the public attention. The USPS will be delivering 5 days a week with minimal parcel capacity due to demanded tracking requirements, UPS will command a 70+ share of the market. The Government will step in and call us a Monopoly, just because we are better than the competition. UPS Corp will sell the package division, (eliminating 65% of their current mgmt) to maintain their logistics operation, and the core reason UPS was able to become the company they are will be divided to numerous regional operations that will have their own self interest at heart. In the end the company as we know it will splinter and shatter into something we will no longer recognize.
  16. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    More options in the design and color of cardboard

    the development of a load retainer that secures the load and can not be removed.

    A teamster hall of fame honoring teamster presidents who were not indicted sits empty....:happy2:
  17. deepsouthmamaw

    deepsouthmamaw New Member

    ups will reap the harvest from the seeds they sew. ups is not sewing any seeds now. so they will not be harvesting. drivers are only being dispatched to cover current deliveries with just enough time to do deliveries. we are not allowed to sew any seeds. so i predict if this current trend continues and we are continually harvesting and not sewing, we will not have any thing to harvest in the future.
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I agree with Hoax in that parcel delivery will be just a small part of the overall business plan for UPS. SCS, logistics, UPS Capital and development of international volume will all be key players in our success.
  19. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    UPS will lobby the Chinese government that FedExs' sponsorship of the Capitol building in the US province is a violation of fair trade laws. The Chinese govt. will respond with "What is fair trade? Back to work!!"
  20. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Xmas rush will still catch UPS by surprise and not be planned for!