Logistics

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Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I

East meets West: These logistics solutions in China could have ripple effects up and down supply chains around the world.

Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two here. Two mega trends, e-commerce and urbanization, are on a collision course that will reshape logistics practices around the world. E-commerce turns what used to be multi-package shipments to retailers into individual shipments to consumers. Consider that a shipment of […]

Raising the Stakes for Healthcare Logistics

With growing demand for global, temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments, organizations must develop more robust supply chain solutions.

According to Grand View Research, the global biologics market is expected to reach nearly $400 billion by 2025, a growth rate of almost 4 percent. A steady rise in specialized drugs and sophisticated therapies allowing patients to live longer, healthier lives is driving this change. Such trends are also raising the stakes in how high-cost, […]

Business Intelligence and Data for Decision Makers

For logistics professionals, working without the proper data is like working blindfolded.

Accurate and organized data is a requirement for today’s logistics manager. Business intelligence such as on-time delivery performance, shipment management, payment accuracy, pricing models, customer service and real-time inventory management help to analyze the critical areas of the logistics network. Data allows for well-informed insights that leverage key business drivers, optimizing the logistics process. My […]

Our Best 2018 Logistics Articles

A year-end look at the top logistics content from Longitudes.

The calling for logistics companies has never been clearer: Get customers what they want when they want it. Simple enough, right? Not exactly. More than ever, we’re responding to the needs and demands of consumers who are pushing the boundaries of e-commerce. That’s why UPS is playing a key role in the transformation of practically […]

Kicking our Logistics Network into Overdrive

If technology is the engine that powers our transformation, then data and analytics are the fuel.

The package delivery and logistics business has always been where the rubber meets the road – literally. Shippers rely on their logistics partners to get items from one location to another and usually on a deadline. There’s little margin for error and no excuse for unmet commitments. Over the years, global commerce shrunk our world, […]