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The Changing Face of American Manufacturing
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Management innovation is just as important as new technology

Thomas Edison once said: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” As someone with an up-close view of the evolution underway in manufacturing, I can vouch for the opportunities that await those willing to invest the work that will make them a reality.
Innovation is the American worker’s most prolific and valuable product.

Creating the concepts for new products and turning ideas into reality holds a romantic appeal for many and is highly prized among business leaders. But after outsourcing an incredible number of jobs two generations ago, our country — once a bastion for manufacturing design and production — has struggled to maintain an adequately skilled workforce that could continue to fill the innovation pipeline. Read More »

“3 Reasons Why We Ship With UPS”
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The following was posted by Dan Stepchew, chief marketing officer for Medelita on the company’s blog

We use UPS as the preferred shipping method for all of our orders, especially our international orders, for a whole list of business-related reasons that I don’t need to get into. There are, however, 3 main benefits that we enjoy when working with UPS:

1. Our orders get where they need to go, end of story.

While we completely understand that not every single package is going to make it to our customers exactly on time and in the right place, an overwhelming majority of them do. This is astounding considering the company delivers an average of 1.6 million packages in a single day using 237 airplanes in 220 countries around the world. When a package doesn’t get where it needs to go, it’s typically a painless process to resolve the situation. Read More »

Extreme Logistics: UPS Delivers Influenza Vaccine to Laos
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Recently, UPS partnered with bioCSL, based in Australia, Laos Ministry of Health, and others to deliver nearly 100,000 doses of flu vaccine to Laos, where flu season was fast-approaching. The Laos Ministry of Health administered the flu vaccine to people at high risk of flu-related complications including pregnant women and people over fifty. Laos is not only extremely remote, but the flu vaccines must be kept within a strict temperature range throughout transport of 2°- 8° C.

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Without Logistics, Rock’n Roll Doesn’t Happen (Video)
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I absolutely love hearing live music. I enjoy large arenas to hear Grammy-winning artists, multi-day festivals, small venues to see new bands, Monday open mike nights to support my friends, participating in choirs on Sundays, and even singing in the shower!

Since I’m far from a mega superstar, I’m in awe of a musician’s capability to put on an incredible performance. As fans sitting in the stands (for me, the cheap seats), we see the band, instruments, lights, and smoke machines on stage, but have no idea about what’s going on behind the scenes.

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A Challenge for German Film Students: How Would You Animate Logistics?
Student Video Contest

What do an ancient marathoner, a cosmic urban hero, and a snorkeler all have in common? They’re all characters born from the minds of animation students for a contest on the theme of We Love Logistics.

UPS and the Film and Television University “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam-Babelsberg (HFF) – one of the premiere film universities in Germany – have teamed up for an animation competition based on UPS’s love for logistics. The task wasn’t to create a commercial – students were instead asked to produce a funny, emotional, creative, or surprising animated film that captured the essence and passion of logistics.

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Small Business Profile: J. Hilburn’s Speedy, Global Supply Chain (Video)
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During Fashion Week, the latest styles appeared online within seconds of coming down the runway. There’s no time to waste. People see it, and they want it, now.

This same immediacy applies to a retailer’s supply chain. You don’t want to wait until next year to rock the fall trends from the designers and luxury brands.

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Check the UPS Team Performance Index Before You Make Your Bracket Picks
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You’ve heard many pundits over the years talk about their views on how defense wins championships, or how offense or teamwork wins championships. Everyone has their own formula on what one element is the most important to team success.

But it’s hard for anyone to argue that if you combine all of the right elements together – teamwork, efficiency, speed, and reliability – that teams that perform at the highest levels across all facets of the game will win more often than those that do not.

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Tom Bihn Bags: All About the Red, White and Blue, While Being Green (Video)
Tom Bihn

The brand tag on every Tom Bihn bag reads “Portable Culture,” and that’s the founder’s philosophy.  The care labels strongly reinforce this with the Latin phrase “Siquid mantica non capit, domi relinquendum est.”  Roughly translated, “if it doesn’t fit in your bag, leave it behind.”  But chances are, their extensive product line of backpacks, camera bags, laptop bags and messenger bags will allow you (or your canine pal – dog bags are also available) to tote nearly anything.

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Catch Profits by Drop Shipping
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I have spent over a decade working with companies of all sizes. One thing every company wants to know, regardless of their size, is how to reduce expenses.

Most companies start by looking at the very end of their supply chain. They try to squeeze pennies out of their transportation spend, which generally doesn’t provide the results they’re looking for. Soon they realize that they need to look at broader alternatives to improve their bottom line: reduce costs or increase sales.

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Growing Canadian Business One Brand at a Time: Video
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One of the most gratifying parts of my job is being able to help local businesses achieve their full potential. I believe that the best way to move a business forward is to integrate the latest technological advances into every facet of your organization.

GelaSkins has grown significantly by leveraging technology. They are a Toronto-based company that allows individuals to style and customize their digital devices with interchangeable, protective cases.

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