Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

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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
4 Cities Using Transportation Data to Be Sustainable and Inclusive
Cassandra Etter-Wenzel | World Resources InstituteGinette Walls | World Resources Institute Cities across the world have pledged to take action on climate change, including planning for more...
Nov 28, 2018 11:20 AM ET
This Is What a Smart City Should Do for Its People
Zeynep Bodur Okyay | Kale Group We are living in interesting times. As Charles Dickens might put it, it is perhaps the best of times for tech companies. The digital revolution is mind-blowing. But for some people, it could be the worst of times, given the global...
Nov 26, 2018 10:55 AM ET
Supply Chain Risk Management in Reality
Kelly Barner | Buyers Meeting Point Procurement and supply chain management are logical functions. Work through a process, and you can bring spend and transactions into a managed state. Apply a framework, and you can bring structure to seemingly disorderly activity....
Nov 23, 2018 12:15 PM ET