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    Published on 10-31-2013 07:43 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers UPS Crunches Data to Make Routes More Efficient, Save Gas - Bloomberg

    United Parcel Service Inc., the world’s biggest package shipping company, is using data from customers, drivers and vehicles in a new route guidance system that will save time and money and reduce fuel burn.

    The On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation, or Orion, system is being introduced this year to 10,000 of the Atlanta-based company’s 55,000 U.S. drivers, UPS said today. Orion has been in development nearly 10 years and is the company’s biggest technological advancement in the same timeframe, UPS said.

    UPS has a history of monitoring and standardizing even the smallest issues, from drivers keeping keys hooked on a finger instead of in their pockets and making only right turns, to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The company declined to provide total savings from technology it has designed and other programs.
    Published on 10-30-2013 08:59 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers UPS turns to technology to save costs, perform more deliveries per day - Business First

    A new automated system will use algorithms to help Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. drivers find the best delivery routes, starting tomorrow.

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the system, named Orion, is being launched after 10 years of research and development. The system should allow the company to reduce fuel usage and complete more deliveries per day, UPS chief information officer Dave Barnes told the WSJ.
    Published on 10-30-2013 08:43 AM

    UPS Info for UPSers Innovative software cuts miles, reduces fuel and sets stage for more personalized customer services

    UPS® announced the launch of its impactful route optimization software known as ORION, which stands for On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation. ORION has a team of 500 dedicated resources to move the U.S deployment forward as UPS nears its busy holiday season. The rollout of ORION will optimize 10,000 delivery routes by the end of the year, reduce miles driven and reinforce UPS's sustainability efforts.

    Most routes implemented with ORION have shown a mileage reduction. By the end of this year, the company expects to save more than 1.5 million gallons of fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 14,000 metric tonnes. A reduction of just one mile each day per driver over the course of a year saves the company up to $50 million annually.
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    Published on 10-30-2013 08:41 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers Investments Planned in Areas Such as Technology Amid Growing Concerns over Product Protection, Global Regulatory Environment

    Changing regulatory environments, new customer demands around the globe, challenges around product security and increasingly complex products are driving healthcare executives to make strategic supply chain investments, according to findings from the sixth annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" healthcare survey, conducted by TNS. New technology investments and go-to-market models are top of mind as healthcare executives drive business and logistics transformations to meet evolving industry needs.
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    Published on 10-30-2013 08:36 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers On Sunday, September 1, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) partnered to airfreight 220,000 pounds of emergency aid to Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to assist displaced Syrian children and families. The relief cargo included lifesaving health and sanitation kits, therapeutic foods, tents, mats, water, early childhood materials, and education supplies. According to UNICEF, Syrian refuges in Iraq now number more than 200,000 -- some 50,000 refugees arrived in the last two and a half weeks, half of whom are children.

    "Making a lasting difference around the world is a part of The UPS Foundation's mission," said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. "Our organization is proud to work with UNICEF to respond to the humanitarian crisis affecting the millions of displaced Syrians."

    In addition to mobilizing aid for Syrians in refugee camps, The UPS Foundation utilizes UPS's logistics expertise, transportation assets, and worldwide network to assist in community safety efforts, including disaster preparedness, relief efforts, volunteer deployment, and safe driving programs. This year, The UPS Foundation continues to support global communities with more than $5.5 million in donations, plus an additional $1.6 million committed to in-kind services, to 23 organizations that promote community safety through humanitarian relief and road safety initiatives.
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