Dionis Cochrane knows how to bring out the best in people and inspire them to capitalize on individual strengths when working toward common goals. The North Atlantic District Operations Business Manager has been with UPS for more than 16 years. Early in her career, she was tapped to participate as a mentee in a pilot program she later learned was the cornerstone of the Women’s Leadership Development Business Resource Group (BRG) in the North Atlantic District. It wasn’t long before she emerged as a leader.
Being a woman in a technology-driven career can often mean being the only woman in the room. So, in 2019, UPS launched our Leadership Summit focused on increasing the representation and advancement of women in technology at UPS.
As e-commerce transforms the experience of buying and selling goods, consumer expectations are changing rapidly. Today’s consumers desire not only faster delivery, but also more options and information about when and where their orders will arrive. To help sellers keep up with these demands, UPS announced several service enhancements that not only improve convenience and control for consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), but also reduce the environmental impact of deliveries.
After a literal bittersweet encounter in the African nation of Chad, I felt compelled to create a company to address gender inequalities and help empower women so they can find their voices.
Let me explain: Working as an environmental scientist and chemist, my consultancy work brought me to Chad, this land of the most beautiful wild mango trees. Never one to pass up the opportunity to indulge in succulent mangoes, I had my fill courtesy of a family whose mother and children climbed the trees in the hot sun to harvest the fruit for me to eat.
As demand for sustainable packaging solutions reached its apex, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to stall progress as disposable gloves and single-use shopping bags returned to even the most sustainable consumers’ homes.
The annual celebration of Plastic-Free July last month felt a bit ironic as single-use solutions remained necessary to protect health and safety in this unprecedented moment in time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of the global supply chain — from procurement and logistics to manufacturing and warehousing.
This guide explores the far-reaching implications of this global crisis on key areas of supply chain operations, including: sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and transportation and logistics.
It also identifies current trends and outlines strategies to support your business on the long road to economic recovery.
During my organization’s more than 50-year history, we have witnessed countless disasters and responded to famines, cyclones, earthquakes and wars that devastated communities and left trails of hunger and poverty in their wake.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. According to the Global Slavery Index, more than 40 million people are living in modern slavery.
While human trafficking is most often associated with commercial sex, it also includes domestic servitude, child labor and exploitation in areas such as migrant farming. It can happen anywhere, to men, women or children; in suburbia and on city streets, in factories and mines and at truck stops, fields or fishing boats.
For almost all business owners, COVID-19 changed everything. Certain industries shut down for months or had to pivot operations to meet evolving consumer demands. Customers stayed home, either shifting their purchases online or not making them at all.