Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Longitudes is the UPS blog discussing the macro forces shaping the global economy today and over the horizon.

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The Transportation of the Future
Peter Harris | UPS When the Chinese New Year kicked off across China several weeks ago, millions of Chinese citizens hit the road in what is often described as one of the world’s great annual migrations. The pilgrimage allows families to reunite, and also gives the...
Apr 27, 2015 11:00 AM ET
The Helping Drone
Jerome Ferguson | UPS It was like something out of a movie. “I watched as a drone flew in to within 10 feet of a collapsed building, gathering data, taking pictures and assessing the damage. ” That’s the best way to describe Disaster City, Texas A&M, a 52-acre...
Apr 22, 2015 8:00 AM ET
The Rise of Consumer Spending
Peter Harris | UPS   Cities are becoming increasingly powerful centers of economic activity. As more young people move to cities – and the demand for sophisticated labor increases – more wealth will be concentrated in these urban areas. These changes are only expected to accelerate...
Apr 13, 2015 7:00 AM ET
Waste Not, Want Not
Ken Rankin | UPS Now, more than ever, sustainable business practices underpin the efforts of global high-tech and electronics companies interested in bolstering their bottom lines and preparing for the future. Indeed, one of the most important sustainability questions...
Apr 10, 2015 1:00 PM ET
Getting Smart about Cities in India
Peter Harris | UPS The cities of the future are all but certain to confront a number of unique challenges. Across the globe, cities are expected to experience enormous gains in population, with most of the growth concentrated in the developing world. These cities of the...
Apr 8, 2015 2:00 PM ET