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    Published on 11-21-2013 05:07 PM
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    UPS Info for UPSers New Pricing Takes Effect December 30, 2013

    UPS® today released new published rates for 2014. UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net of 4.9 percent.

    Updated rate and service information will be posted on www.ups.com/rates, beginning today. Customers can download the 2014 UPS Rate and Service Guide on Dec. 30, 2013, when the new rates take effect.
    Published on 11-19-2013 07:49 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers Executives shifting gears to improve customer service

    High-tech companies are making strategic shifts to their supply chain models to enable greater customer-centricity, meet changing consumer demand patterns and capture new growth opportunities. Findings come from the 4th annual global UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey, conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights.

    Interest in near-shoring has more than tripled since 2010. Globally, 27% of high-tech logistics executives are embracing near-shoring as one strategy to improve their customer service. When asked globally about the top drivers for near-shoring, 77% said they wanted to improve service levels by bringing production closer to demand and almost 55% cited improving control over quality and intellectual property.

    Other high-tech executives, including 82% in the U.S., will continue to use their existing supply chain strategies. Survey respondents cited the cost benefits of low-cost manufacturing countries and the location of key suppliers as the top reasons for not considering near-shoring.
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    Published on 11-19-2013 07:44 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers Bipartisan Legislation Protects Healthcare Consumers, Establishes Federal Standards to Strengthen Drug Supply Chain

    UPS applauds Congress for passing legislation to enhance the safety of the nation's healthcare supply chain and drug distribution network. The bill, which President Obama is expected to sign, establishes the first-ever national standards and requirements for pharmaceutical distribution providers.

    "The Drug Quality and Security Act is a giant step forward for the safety of America's drug distribution network and our supply chains," said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. "The creation of uniform federal standards will reduce regulatory complexity, while the addition of track-and-trace measures will add transparency and accountability."
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    Published on 11-13-2013 06:35 AM
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    UPS Info for UPSers UPS today announced its $1 million pledge in support for recovery efforts in the Philippines following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief as well as strategic support for the long-term needs.

    “UPS and its partners quickly moved our Global Humanitarian Relief Program to urgent response mode and together have set into motion a multi-faceted relief effort,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are immediately contributing $500,000 to provide urgent relief. We will monitor progress and on-going needs and will contribute an additional $500,000 later to support the near-term recovery needs of these communities.”
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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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