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TED@UPS: What If More Expensive Isn’t Better?

When it comes to healthcare, how can we do more with less?

As medicine advances, so does the complexity and price of healthcare. Jan Denecker takes the stage at TED@UPS to share three ways the modern healthcare industry can learn to do more with less.  Jan shares his story in his TED@UPS talk featured below.    Click here to learn more about Jan.  

TED@UPS: What If Assimilation Doesn’t Require Cultural Sacrifice?

Amelia reclaimed her shunned identity through dance. Now she shares her heritage with the world.

After moving from Indonesia to Pennsylvania, Amelia Laytham shunned her Indonesian heritage to assimilate to American culture. But Amelia eventually learned that she should embrace – not conceal – her upbringing. Amelia shares that story in her TED@UPS talk featured below. After watching the video, read our Q&A with Amelia where she discusses her experience giving the talk and […]

Can Trade Take Cambodia from Darkness to Prosperity?

On the rise, Cambodia aims to be a developed country by 2050.

This past summer, the World Bank officially upgraded Cambodia to a “lower‑middle‑income country,” a move that confirms the country’s upwards economic trajectory during the past 20 years. But despite this new status, which Cambodia shares with 51 other economies, including India, Vietnam and the Philippines, the country is still mostly associated with darker images: landmines, civil war […]

This Tiger Still Has Teeth

Chinese exporting has slowed, but leading manufacturers are implementing innovative logistics practices to regain their momentum.

Chinese exporters dominated the global manufacturing game for so long that it was easy to believe their domination would continue indefinitely. But the evidence is increasingly clear: The world’s second-largest economy — an economy that boomed in recent decades thanks, in large measure, to exports — needs to change the way it does business as headwinds threaten future growth. The […]

A Manufacturing Metamorphosis

It’s Manufacturing Week on Longitudes. Here’s why we’re so excited about innovations already at work and on the horizon.

Of all the ways the world is changing, how we make things is perhaps changing most of all. The traditional manufacturing model, defined by cheaper labor, rigid supply chains and larger inventories, is evolving before our eyes. A nimbler, dare I say, smarter, strategy is emerging. Manufacturers need speed, efficiency and the ability to ramp […]