Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the logistics giants, UPS, and examines its key facts and figures.
Originally founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the US, UPS has transformed into a multi-billion dollar organisation connecting commerce worldwide. From small beginnings, UPS has become the biggest package delivery firm in the world and now manages a range of goods, funds and information in over 200 countries and territories.
Here are some important facts about the logistics powerhouse.
Founded: August 28, 1907
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
Chief Executive Officer: David Abney
2018 revenue: $72bn
Employees: 481,000 worldwide (399,000 in U.S.)
2018 global delivery volume: 5.2bn packages and documents
Daily global delivery volume: 20.7mn packages and documents
Daily US air volume: 3mn packages and documents
Daily international volume: 3.2mn packages and documents
Service area: Over 220 countries and territories.
Customers: 1.5mn pick-up, 9.1mn delivery
Online tracking: 180mn tracking requests every day
Retail access: The UPS Store, over 5,100; UPS Customer Centers, approximately 1,000; Authorized outlets, 8,200 UPS Drop Boxes, approximately 38,000; UPS Access Point locations, more than 28,000
Operating facilities: Over 1,800
Delivery Fleet: Approximately 123,000 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles, including more than 10,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles
UPS jet aircraft: 248
Short-termed leased or Chartered aircraft: 316
Daily flight segments: Domestic – 1,138; International – 1,182
Airports served: Domestic – 400; International – 415
United States: Louisville, Ky. (main Global Air Hub) Philadelphia, Pa.; Dallas, Texas; Ontario, Calif.; Rockford, Ill.
Europe: Cologne/Bonn, Germany
Asia / Pacific: Shanghai; Shenzhen; Hong Kong SAR, China
Latin America and Caribbean: Miami, Fla.
Canada: Hamilton, Ontario
UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Key services: Logistics and distribution; transportation and freight (air, sea, ground, rail); freight forwarding to over 200 countries and territories; international trade management, and customs brokerage.
Specialty services: Service parts logistics; technical repair and configuration; supply chain design and planning, returns management, transportation management.
Facilities: More than 500 facilities in more than 125 countries; 35 M sq. ft.
Key services: Leading provider of less-than-truckload and truckload services coast-to-coast
Delivery fleet: Over 5,900 vehicles and more than 22,000 trailers
Facilities: 200 service centers
Freight Brokerage Services: Coyote Logistics provides truckload, intermodal, and less-than-truckload brokerage and transportation management services using a network of more than 50,000 carriers across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Canada.
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