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.