As the official logistics partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, UPS is an important player in the lead-up to the event. Like other world expositions, Expo 2020 will bring together visitors from all parts of the world to share solutions to global challenges. And like past expos, Dubai is planning for an unforgettable experience with hundreds of new buildings, events, and attractions for visitors to enjoy. While we have expertise managing logistics for mega-events like the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the six-month-long Expo 2020 will be an effort unlike any other.
When Jenny Rosado started her career with UPS, deliveries were tracked on clipboards and modern power steering was still years in the future. More than 30 years later, this Circle of Honor delivery driver reflects on what’s changed—and what keeps her at UPS.
I started at UPS back in 1989. I had taken a semester off from college and my intention was to go back and finish. Then, I happened to meet a friend who said, “Why don’t you come to UPS?” I planned to do it for a few months, but soon I realized that school wasn’t the path for me. I never looked back.
Healthcare and life science shipments come with unique demands. Temperatures are precisely controlled. Conditions must be continuously monitored. And when lives are affected, delays are not an option.
Better meeting the needs of the healthcare and life sciences industries is one of UPS’s strategic priorities, and we are rapidly improving our technology and capabilities in this space, including the delivery of shipments to remote areas.
When disasters occur, relief teams are often faced with an excess of donated materials that are not needed and can even be detrimental to providing support. The influx of unnecessary materials can slow the progress of delivering goods to those in need. Even the right supplies can be problematic when they reach the wrong location or arrive at the wrong time—such as before there is a place to safely store them. The result is that, according to the National Science Foundation, up to 60 percent of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.
Dionis Cochrane knows how to bring out the best in people and inspire them to capitalize on individual strengths when working toward common goals. The North Atlantic District Operations Business Manager has been with UPS for more than 16 years. Early in her career, she was tapped to participate as a mentee in a pilot program she later learned was the cornerstone of the Women’s Leadership Development Business Resource Group (BRG) in the North Atlantic District. It wasn’t long before she emerged as a leader.
Being a woman in a technology-driven career can often mean being the only woman in the room. So, in 2019, UPS launched our Leadership Summit focused on increasing the representation and advancement of women in technology at UPS.
As e-commerce transforms the experience of buying and selling goods, consumer expectations are changing rapidly. Today’s consumers desire not only faster delivery, but also more options and information about when and where their orders will arrive. To help sellers keep up with these demands, UPS announced several service enhancements that not only improve convenience and control for consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), but also reduce the environmental impact of deliveries.
After a literal bittersweet encounter in the African nation of Chad, I felt compelled to create a company to address gender inequalities and help empower women so they can find their voices.
Let me explain: Working as an environmental scientist and chemist, my consultancy work brought me to Chad, this land of the most beautiful wild mango trees. Never one to pass up the opportunity to indulge in succulent mangoes, I had my fill courtesy of a family whose mother and children climbed the trees in the hot sun to harvest the fruit for me to eat.