There is Huge Competitive Advantage in Logistics

And No One Can Harness That Power Like UPS

ATLANTA, Sept. 13, 2010 – After a decade of work and the investment of billions of dollars to successfully transform the company, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today launched a communications program to demonstrate how it has vaulted past competitors to offer the broadest range of logistics services in the industry.

The communications program, starting with a new advertising campaign in the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Mexico, will focus on UPS’s ability to help companies of any size, industry or geography harness the power of logistics to drive growth and gain competitive leverage in the global marketplace.

The ad campaign was conceived by Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.  The creative elements of the platform will focus on the theme “We ♥ Logistics” to reflect UPS’s passion for delivering transportation and supply chain solutions that can bring competitive power to its customers.  The first ads will begin running in the U.S., China and U.K. today, followed by Mexico on Sept. 20.  New advertising for The UPS Store, the first to be fully aligned with the corporate platform, will launch on Sept. 19 in the U.S.  UPS plans to show its new advertisements through a variety of mediums, including print, television and digital media as well as some unique “out of home” activations. UPS also will support the campaign through various social media channels.

“People often think of logistics simply as moving goods to the right place at the right time,” said Scott Davis, UPS’s chairman and CEO.  “But with more than a century of experience, UPS understands that logistics can be a powerful tool to help businesses get products to market first, gain operational efficiency, save money and improve customer loyalty.  Especially in today’s economy, companies need an edge and UPS’s mastery of logistics can give it to them.”

The new ad campaign’s emphasis on logistics reflects UPS’s evolution, particularly during the last decade.  Since becoming a publicly traded company in 1999, UPS has significantly expanded the scope of its capabilities primarily through the acquisition of more than 40 companies, including industry leaders in trucking and air freight, retail shipping and business services, customs brokerage, finance and international trade services. 

As a result, UPS’s relationship with many of its customers has deepened to include much more than basic transportation services.  For example:
• UPS established an in-house laptop repair facility for a well-known computer manufacturer -- complete with company-certified technicians -- near its global Worldport air hub in Louisville.  In as little as 24 hours, UPS can repair, refurbish and return laptops to their owners, helping the computer company better meet its clients’ needs and deadlines.
• A major telecom company turned over its “kit, pack and ship” operations to UPS, allowing the company to centralize its 16 order processing and distribution facilities in one UPS location, saving critical order processing time and money while improving customer experience.
• For a global book wholesaler, green business is good business.  When the company wanted to reduce the amount of paper it used in its supply chain, it turned to long-time provider UPS to find the answer.  UPS developed the world’s first paperless solution for generating international shipping documentation digitally, which not only helped the company meet its environmental goals but also improved the wholesaler’s order accuracy while saving time and money.

 “Package delivery will always be the foundation of our business, but today UPS can do so much more for its customers," observed Davis.  "Our extensive logistics solutions can help big corporations become more nimble or give even the smallest business the resources to compete on a global scale.  No one is better positioned to help companies tap into the power of logistics than UPS."
 
 For more information about UPS’s new communications campaign and the many ways UPS is helping companies all over the world leverage the competitive power of logistics, visit www.thenewlogistics.com.
 
 UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business.  Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.  The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com.  To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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Read the following related article on the new UPS campaign:
"UPS Leaves 'Brown' for New Love" Wall Street Journal 

Contact: Toni Lee
Date: September 13, 2010
Office: New York