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Sustainability is a Choice
Allen Prescott

I want my son to grow up in a world that has everything I had and more. Gabriel is three years old right now, so he cannot choose what world he grows up to. You and I make that choice for him. That is why I try to promote actions to help the environment both at work, at home and in the community.

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Analyze This.

“Analytics” is one of those terms that can make the general public wince. It sounds like so much corporate wonkiness. But if John Q. Public knew that UPS uses analytics to reduce the environmental impact of all those brown delivery trucks, he might be interested in learning more about business analytics. Well, maybe.

A recent issue of DC Velocity magazine pointed out that the emergence of analytics software is a logistics game-changer. UPS couldn’t agree more. We’ve employed analytics with some award-winning results in our small package operation. One of the latest initiatives combines telematics technology with advanced algorithms and proprietary firmware to analyze a stream of data collected from sensors placed on the company’s famous brown delivery trucks. Voila! It’s an analytics application of mega proportions.

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UPS and GPS: Using Technology to Save Miles, Fuel, Emissions and Time

I spent three days working with a crew from Penn State Public Broadcasting helping them understand how UPS uses technology, namely GPS, to run an efficient and earth-friendly operation.

Engineering Manager Jack Levis deftly tells the story of UPS’s technological prowess and describes the behind-the-scenes machinations of what it takes to dispatch 60,000 drivers every day.

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