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Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I
Alan Amling | UPS Patricia Daugherty | Iowa State University Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two...
Feb 20, 2019 11:35 AM ET
The Best 2018 Sustainability Articles From UPS Longitudes
Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes Diversification was the sustainability story of 2018. From innovative urban planning to a greater understanding of online returns to a growing fleet of electric vehicles, sustainable solutions came in many different shapes and sizes....
Jan 25, 2019 12:20 PM ET
Webinar: “How Circular Thinking Is Transforming Sustainable E-Commerce” with UPS, Optoro and Sustainable Brands
Register for: How Circular Thinking is Transforming Sustainable E-Commerce Date: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET The e-commerce era has not only changed how consumers shop, but also how they return unwanted items. Once...
Jan 15, 2019 5:55 PM ET
The On-ramp to Fleet Electrification
Here’s what stands out. Peter Harris | UPS Fleet electrification is an exciting component in UPS’s use of emerging technologies and an important element in helping the company achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. A...
Dec 7, 2018 10:45 AM ET
5 Retail Trends to Look for in 2019
Andrew Busby | Retail Reflections Editor’s Note: With another record-breaking holiday shopping season underway, we can think of no better time to put the spotlight on retail. Beginning today, Cyber Monday, we’re getting in the retail spirit all week on...
Dec 3, 2018 11:20 AM ET