UPS Pledges Enhanced Education And Skills Training At White House Event

Pledges to provide opportunities for 50,000 employees

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global logistics provider, pledged at a White House event today, to provide enhanced workforce opportunities to 50,000 UPS employees, including access to higher education, apprenticeships, up-skilling and retraining.

“UPS believes professional development is a shared responsibility, with the company ensuring employees are given educational opportunities to prepare for the future,” said David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS. “We are proud to stand today with the President and other companies in pledging to make available enhanced training and education programs to our employees. Our aim is to help them prepare for rewarding positions that meet both their short-term goals and opportunities for life-long careers.”

UPS IT Chief Says Analytics Project Will Improve Logistics Planning – Wall Street Journal

Coming to employees likely by year’s end: A predictive analytics tool that analyzes over 1 billion data points daily

United Parcel Service Inc. is working on an “ambitious” analytics and machine learning project to gather and consolidate data from various applications within the company’s logistics network to better predict package flow, volume and delivery status, says Juan Perez, chief information and engineering officer.

The predictive analytics tool, which has been in development for about eight months, will gather and analyze more than 1 billion data points per day at full-scale, including data about package weight, shape and size, as well as forecast, capacity and customer data.

“This allows us to know exactly what’s going where, and when it’s going to arrive, much more accurately than ever before,” Mr. Perez said.

Is Amazon’s Latest Move Going to Crush UPS and FedEx? – Motley Fool

The e-commerce giant threatens to disrupt many industries, but here’s what may be behind its latest move.

The announcement that Amazon.com is inviting budding entrepreneurs to become Amazon Delivery Service Partners as part of its crowdsourcing delivery model will naturally concern investors in United Parcel Service and FedEx Corporation. But is it really that big of a threat? In reality, it could turn out to be more of a help than a hindrance and stockholders in the package delivery giants should not be unduly worried. Here are three reasons why.

UPS Pilots In-Building Apartment Deliveries Through Latch Smart Access Devices

United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday said it is testing “smart lock” technology that allows its delivery drivers to open doors and drop multiple packages at secure locations inside apartment buildings around New York City.The test includes “hundreds of non-doorman” multi-family buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn that have installed Latch’s “smart access system.” The project comes as UPS is working to make “last-mile” e-commerce deliveries to households more convenient and cost effective by reducing package theft and the need for drivers to make repeated delivery attempts.